The Sunday afternoon game will be a dogfight. The lead will change 5 times. The winning team will be the one who makes the last score, possibly in the final minute in regulation time.
May the winner go on to the Super Bowl.
To reduce football’s brutalities and injuries, I advocate flag football rather than tackling.
Here are comments from the Houston Chronicle:
A look at the Texans’ playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs:
1. One of the Texans’ best performances this season was their 31-24 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. They trailed 24-23 in the fourth quarter when Deshaun Watson ran for the game-winning touchdown and threw a two-point conversion pass to DeAndre Hopkins. The Chiefs closed regular season with a six-game winning streak. Their defense was tremendous, allowing 11.5 points a game during that streak in which New England was the only team they defeated that finished with a winning record.
2. The Texans outgained the Chiefs 472 to 309 and controlled the ball for 39 minutes, 42 seconds. They rushed for 192 yards on 41 carries, including 116 by Carlos Hyde. Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and Hyde one. Watson threw for 222 yards and one touchdown. He wasn’t sacked, and he threw two interceptions. His rating was only 77.5. Hopkins had nine catches but for only 55 yards. Duke Johnson had the only touchdown reception.
3. Patrick Mahomes got back his favorite receiver, Tyreek Hill, who caught five passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Mahomes threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns. He had one interception and a 96.5 rating. The Texans played outstanding run defense, limiting the Chiefs to 53 yards on only 11 carries. At that point of the season, the Chiefs had yet to put together the kind of defense they showed over the second half.