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Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs takes place on Sunday afternoon in Week 7 of the NFL 2013 regular season, with the Chiefs looking to continue their amazing form and more onto 7-0. However, to do so they will have to take down a talented Texans team who are not lacking in passion or fight, and they will do everything in their power to inflict a first defeat of the season on Kansas City tonight. The game is scheduled to start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The team that has gained all the plaudits and headlines in recent weeks has been the Denver Broncos, with Peyton Manning going on the rampage, destroying everything put in his way. However, the accomplishment of the Chiefs has also been amazing, although they have been much more under the radar. But they are at 6-0 tied with the Broncos and they look like they are unwilling to back down in the fight for the AFC West title.
Their achievement has been extraordinary considering the Chiefs are ranking just 25th in the league for total yards gained per game (326.3 yards on average). Despite that low figure they are in fact ranked much higher for points scored per game – with their 25.3 points per game gaining them a 9th rank in the NFL so far.
The Chiefs' defense has been the key to much of their success, and last week they restricted Oakland to just 7 points in a 24-7 win. The week prior to that they went on the road to Tennessee where they restricted the Titans to just 17 points.
It is unsure whether the Texans have what it takes in offense to do enough damage to the Chiefs defensive unit to win this one. The Texans are struggling on 2-4, having now lost their last four straight games following their 2-0 start to the season.
They will be slightly demoralized having lost 3-34 to the 49ers in Week 5, and were also well beaten by the St Louis Rams last week in a 13-38 loss.
However, the Texans are never lacking for fight and determination, and if they can capture some of their early season form back again today, a shock win is not completely out of the question.
Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the CBS network or online through free live stream by clicking here.