After Deshaun Watson dragged the Houston Texans past the Buffalo Bills last week, they traveled to Kansas City to play the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round. It's a matchup between two of the league's most productive and exciting young quarterbacks, as incumbent MVP Patrick Mahomes has led the chiefs to a 12-4 record and first-round goodbye this season.
The chiefs are very popular in this game after the Texans in the wildcard round had a narrow and dramatic lead over the Bills in the extension. After a 16-0 deficit in the second half, Watson made a late comeback and made 20 of his 25 attempts to pass for 273 yards and three touchdowns. At the same time, he led the team with 55 rushing yards. His extra-time effort dated back in Houston's history when he miraculously escaped two Buffalo Pass rushers, prevailed, and found Taiwan Jones for a 34-yard finish to set up the game-determining field goal.
The Texans have never left the AFC division round in franchise history. The Chiefs competed in the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1993 after defeating the Colts in the division round last season. Despite their underdog status, the Texans defeated the chiefs between 31 and 24 this week in week 6. However, the Chiefs are currently driving a six-game winning streak.
Texan Will Fuller, who missed the wild card game against the Bills with a groin injury, was only present in training this week and will make another playful decision.
What time is the game?
Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET
Where does the game take place?
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
How can i see
The game will air on CBS and CBS All Access.
Viewers can stream the game live with a subscription to fuboTV. First-time users can test fuboTV free of charge for seven days.
What is the weather forecast?
It is partly cloudy with a maximum of 37 degrees and a low of 20 degrees. There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation and wind speeds of 12 km / h.
Who prefers to win?
The chiefs are 10-point favorites. The over / under is set to 51 points.
Who will be the winner of next week's AFC championship game?
The winner plays the winner of the Ravens-Titans game.
The Chiefs lead the all-time series with a 6-5 record against the Texans. The bosses defeated the Texans 30-0 at the 2016 AFC wildcard game. It was the only time the two teams met in the playoffs.
The Texans have an all-time playoff record of 4-5, while the chiefs have an all-time record of 10-19 in the postseason.