Fanpicks.com NFL Playoff Saturday AFC Wildcard Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans
Fanpicks.com NFL Playoff Saturday AFC Wildcard
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On Saturday January 9th the NFL Playoffs kick off with the AFC Wildcard game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy football competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy football site.
The AFC Wildcard game will be broadcast on ESPN TV at 4:35 EST. In their initial faceoff way back in Week 1 of the NFL Season; the Kansas Chiefs posted a 27-20 victory over the Texans. The Texans trailed 27-9 through the first three quarters and then came together to dominate the fourth quarter. Despite their valiant effort, the Chiefs Alex Smith connected for 243 passing yards for three touchdowns. On the other hand Brian Hoyer had 236 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The chiefs were able to capitalize on a +2 turnover margin.
The Chiefs have started their after burners winning ten straight games on the road to this AFC Wildcard game. Recently, the Chiefs beat Pittsburgh by 10 points and won over Denver by 16 points. One of the reasons the Chiefs have been on a winning run is due in part to their defence; who has been limiting scoring to under 18 points per game. The Chief’s offence leaves much to be desired as Alex Smith is a dink and dunk passer who has leveraged the resurgence in the Chiefs running game.
While the Houston Texans showed doubt and struggle out of the gates, they nonetheless took control of the AFC South division by winning three straight and seven of their past nine games. This is another team that has been carried by a very good defense. Houston is third in total defense and third against the pass. The Las Vegas oddsmaker projects this to be a very low scoring game with an over under of 40 points.
The Texans defense has played very well down the stretch. They have allowed a total of 22 points over their past three games. Alex Smith struggled last week in their home win against the Raiders and could have issues with his confidence as he is a quarterback with very little success in the post season.
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