221 days before Super Bowl LIV, the action will return on the grills of the NFL from this September 10. The defending champions, Kansas City Chiefs will open the regular phase with their confrontation against Houston Texans. Arrowhead Stadium will be the scene that reopens the curtain on American football after long months of pandemic. The locals will begin their defense of the title, starting as favorites to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Kansas City Chiefs still celebrates the amazing victory of February 2 in Super Bowl LIV. The team led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes snapped a 50-year streak without titles for the franchise, and managed to obtain its second championship of the NFL. The quarterback has managed to get along with the coach, Andy Reid to complete a more than spectacular campaign, which aims to open a new stage in the team’s history. The short and medium term future is promising.
How do teams get to the start of the NFL?
The 2019-2020 season, Patrick Mahomes started as a starter in 14 games, being affected by a knee injury for a few days. In these encounters, Chiefs they got 11 wins and 3 losses. The star quarterback completed a spectacular campaign in individual terms, completing 65.9% of his passes for 4,031 yards, with 26 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The champions were the sixth offensive team with the most combined yards, averaging 379.2 per game.
For his part, the quarterback of the Texans, Deshaun Watson hit the field in 15 games, resting in the last game before the Wild Card. The newly extended player of the Texas franchise had a record of 10 wins and 5 losses in his starting games, completing 67.2% of his passes for 3,852 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Houston closed the championship with an average of 362 combined yards, finishing thirteenth in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans they have met 12 times. In this record, the current champions of the NFL they lead with 7 victories for their side, over 5 for the Southerners. However, there is only a couple of antecedents since quarterbacks lead their respective teams, of which they took a game each. This Thursday’s game will be a great appetizer for this season, with 2 quarterbacks who are the present and future of the league.