Can the surprise packets of the season in the Chiefs stay undefeated after week seven?
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
When: 21.25 (BST)
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It might not have always gone to plan so far this season for the Kansas City Chiefs, but their defence and special teams have helped them to the second best start in franchise history.
Defense and special teams have accounted for 46.1 percent of the Chiefs’ points, including five touchdowns. The 2003 Chiefs had seven TDs from the defense and special teams in their first six wins during a 9-0 start, the only one in team history better than this year’s.
Husain Abdullah’s 44-yard interception return for a score with 1:35 left helped seal a 24-7 home victory over Oakland on Sunday.
The Chiefs will put their 6-0 record on the line when the host the Houston Texans in week seven of the NFL season tonight.
Houston has suffered extensive problems with turning the ball over in the middle of potentially profitable drives this season.
And that less than desired statistic is not expected to get any better as they are forced to start third-string quarterback Case Keenum this weekend, with first choice Matt Schaub forced to sit out.
Amazingly Houston has given up only 252.8 yards on average so far this season but the results have not gone their way as they sit at 2-4 and teetering on the brink of being cast out of playoff contention sooner rather than later.
The Texans’ offense is averaging 395.7 yards, seventh most in the league, but they’re scoring 17.7 points per game — the seventh-lowest mark.
A minus-12 turnover differential has been a big reason for that, as only the winless New York Giants at minus-16 are worse.
Houston announced Wednesday it will be without starting safety Danieal Manning for the rest of the year due to a right knee injury suffered Sunday. Third-year player Shiloh Keo will take his place.