AFC Wild Card Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

The NFL Playoffs kick off with an AFC Wild Card matchup between the 5th seeded Kansas City Chiefs visiting the 4th seeded Houston Texans. The ITP editors have put together our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 regular season.


Mark Schofield uses Travis Kelce’s week one performance against the Texans to demonstrate how the Houston defense is susceptible to a big tight end in the passing game.


The Texans’ defense is a strong unit but, as noted above, it can be attacked with tight ends and possession receivers at the second level. Dave Archibald also showed how Houston’s defense can be exploited with quick hitches and wide receiver screens.


Houston struggled early, but in a Week 5 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mark Schofield breaks down a key four-play drive that helped the Texans get their second win.


The Chiefs’ ten-game winning streak all started on this eight-play touchdown drive against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


The Texans successfully executed the Mills concept against the Tennessee Titans in a Week 9 victory.


Matt Weston broke down first round pick Eric Fisher’s play at offensive tackle, including why he was drafted in the first round, his play strength and pass blocking, and his abilities in the running game.


DeAndre Hopkins will be a handful for the Kansas City secondary, and Aidan Curran demonstrates how the dangerous receiver was able to outplay New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.


The Chiefs’ defensive front caused Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to make a mistake in this Week 13 divisional game, that led to a Kansas City victory.


The Alex Smith-Travis Kelce connection is crucial to the Chiefs’ passing attack, and we see that here in the red zone against the Cleveland Browns.


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