The Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) will face the AFC South champion Houston Texans (9-7) in the AFC Wild Card on Saturday.
The Chiefs have persevered after losing star running back Jamaal Charles in the fourth game of the season. The Chiefs have received some good news injury-wise after learning that Pro Bowl linebacker Justin Houston will be available for Saturday’s game.
LB Justin Houston said he would be available for the Chiefs in Saturday’s Wild Card game. https://t.co/431n11rceY
— ESPN Wild Card (@ESPNMondayNight) January 6, 2016
The Texans have struggled through injury this season as well, with star running back Arian Foster rupturing his Achilles in the October 25th game against the Miami Dolphins and JJ Watt playing through a broken hand. Watt will play but Foster will not.
The two teams met in the first game of the season with the Chiefs claiming victory in a close match up 27-20.
Both teams have had interesting seasons with the Texans going through four different starting quarterbacks, with starter Brian Hoyer returning in the season’s last game. The Chiefs are on a 10 game winning streak following their 1-5 start.
Both teams have also been the victim of postseason struggles. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since 1993 and the Texans have never made it past the AFC divisional round in the team’s 14 year history.
NFL analyst and former Kansas City head coach Herm Edwards favors his old team over the Texans in this Saturdays match up.
Kickoff for the AFC Wild card matchup is set for 4:20 p.m.