Much has been made recently about the Houston Texans’ pass defense which has been far and away the worst in the league, allowing more than 329 passing yards per game. However, the key to beating the Texans is running the football.
In Houston’s three victories, Texans’ opponents have averaged 45 pass plays, giving up 379 yards through the air. Only the Raiders, in their 31-24 loss to the Texans, tried to run the ball with 25 rushes for 118 yards. In the Texans’ two losses, both the Cowboys (27 rushes for 102 yards) and the Giants (32 rushes for 117 yards) made a point to run the football. In turn, those teams controlled the time of possession battle and won the game.
The Chiefs need to do the same.
Here are my Chiefs keys to victory on Sunday at Houston: