The Kansas City Chiefs have officially revealed that they'll open the Texans vs Chiefs Live 2020 NFL season facing the Houston Texans on “Thursday Night Football” at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 10. The Texans will look to rain on the Chiefs' Super Bowl banner ceremony and exact some revenge after their previous meeting. The Kansas City Chiefs have officially revealed that they’ll open the 2020 NFL season facing the Houston Texans on “Thursday Night Football” at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 10.
The Texans will look to rain on the Chiefs’ Super Bowl banner ceremony and exact some revenge after their previous meeting. These teams last faced each other in the AFC playoff divisional round, where the Chiefs came storming back from a 24-point deficit to win 51-31. The game would be the first of multiple comeback victories by Kansas City on the way to winning Super Bowl LIV.
Of course, when Houston visited Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium during Week 6 of the regular season in 2019, they won the contest 31-24. Many of the Texans’ key contributors during that game, such as WR DeAndre Hopkins and RB Carlos Hyde, are no longer with the team. This will be a very different team the Chiefs are facing to start the 2020 season, which should certainly signal an exciting opening game for the Super Bowl champions.
Are you excited to see these two AFC rivals face-off in the NFL season opener? Be sure to let us know your thoughts about the Chiefs vs. Texans matchup on Facebook and Twitter.To commemorate their first Super Bowl win in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the team against whom they completed a historic comeback.
“We look forward to raising last year’s Super Bowl championship banner,” Andy Reid told the team’s website, “and all that comes with defending our title in the 2020 season.” The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Houston Texans in the NFL opener, representing a rematch of the divisional playoff game. Kansas City won 51-31 — but only after trailing 24-0.
The Chiefs then scored a touchdown on their next seven possessions and kicked a field goal on the eighth. It was the first time in NFL postseason history that a team trailed by at least 20 points and wound up winning by at least 20. “It was an amazing thing,” Patrick Mahomes said. The season opener will feature Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, two of the best quarterbacks in the game. They are both part of the 2017 draft class.Despite that intriguing quarterback matchup, the Sept. 10 game looks like a mismatch on paper.
Watson lost his best weapon, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins not only caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards last year, but his conversion on 4th and 3 also sealed the Texans’ regular-season 31-24 win against the Chiefs in Week Six.
On the other side of the ball, a Texans defense, which ranked 28th last season, could be even worse after losing one of their best defensive linemen. D.J. Reader signed a four-year, $53 milion contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $16,25 million signing bonus and $20.25 million guaranteed. Meanwhile, the defending Super Bowl champions return 20 of 22 starters.
“Clearly when you have a Super Bowl team you want to keep as much of that group together,” team owner Clark Hunt said. “We have almost the entire nucleus from the players’ standpoint. And those players are generally on the young side of their careers.”Of course, the 2020 schedule is a bit tentative. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no one knows for certain if the NFL season will be played without fans, delayed, shortened or even scuttled altogether.In case any of those scenarios happen, though, the Chiefs will offer full refunds to anyone who has bought a ticket on the primary market.
In addition to the opening Thursday night game, the Chiefs are scheduled to play four other night games in primetime: Week Three at the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, Week Six at the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football, Week 11 at the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football and Week 13 at home vs. the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.The Kansas City Chiefs might be able to have fans in the stands during the 2020 NFL season after all.
With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many believed the NFL would not allow fans to be permitted into games during the upcoming season. According to a new report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the NFL is considering allowing local authorities for all 32 NFL teams to dictate their own fan attendance levels for the texansvschiefsgame.com upcoming season. That’d mean the number of fans allowed in Arrowhead Stadium to see the Chiefs play, could be up to the state of Missouri and Jackson County.