The Chiefs and the Texans face each other on Sunday afternoon. Here are a few facts to talk about at the water cooler later today.
Deshaun Watson's career passer rating is 105.4 and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passer rating is 112.4. The combined 217.8 is the highest combined career passer rating for any two quarterbacks in a game in the history of the NFL.
The Texans top two point outputs of all time are 57 (Week 4 of 2017 vs. Tennessee) and 53 (last week vs. Atlanta). The opponent the following week for each game? Kansas City.
The Chiefs lead the NFL in first-half points through five games with 97 (Texans have 47). On the flip side, the Texans are 3rd in the NFL with 85 points in the second half of games (Chiefs have 51).
The two teams are tied in turnover margin at +2, yet combined for only one interception in 10 total games.
Mahomes hasn't thrown an interception since Week 17 of 2018. Furthermore, he hasn't thrown an interception in 202 passing attempts dating back to that Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders. In addition, Watson has thrown just two interceptions in that same time frame.
Watson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday morning for the second time in three weeks and the third time in his career.
Texans receiver Will Fuller V set career marks in receptions, yards and touchdowns all in last week's performance against the Falcons (14 receptions, 217 yards and three touchdowns).
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins played in his 100th game last week against the Falcons and has caught a pass in every single contest. If he makes a catch against the Chiefs, that'll extend his streak to 101 games which will tie Hall of Fame star Randy Moss for the seventh-longest streak of games to start a career.
With a sack against the Chiefs, J.J. Watt will pass Hall of Famer Warren Sapp for 40th all-time in NFL history.
The Texans are headed to Kansas City for the first time since 2013 in the regular season, but played Kansas City four times since 2013 at NRG Stadium (2 times in 2015, 2016 and 2017).
Chiefs receiver Byron Pringle had a stellar game last week against the Colts, registering 103 yards, a career-high. The Texans coached Pringle at the senior bowl back in 2018 when he was a Kansas State star.
Against Indianapolis last week, the Chiefs scored fewer than 26 points for the first time since Patrick Mahomes took over as the starter in Kansas City. As a result, the Chiefs lost that game, their first loss of the 2019 season. In contrast, the Texans have won seven games in the same time frame scoring less than 26 points and have lost just twice scoring more than 26 points.
That should give you a few extra nuggets to chew on for this battle with the Chiefs on Sunday. Enjoy the game!