Houston Texans rumors have the team projected to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, who just had five touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, isn’t predicted to succeed against the defense of the Chiefs. The game itself will be on the national stage, as the Texans vs. Chiefs will be part of Sunday night football. Can the home team flip the script and make another statement?

A report by ESPN predicts that the Chiefs are going to win this Week 5 game, despite it getting played in Houston. That likely won’t sit well with Texans fans, especially with how exciting the Week 4 game was for the team.

Putting up 57 points against a Tennessee Titans team that was getting a lot of positive press was certainly the way to get some national attention. Now every fan in the league is going to have an eye on Deshaun Watson for the rest of the season.

Texans vs. Chiefs score predictions

ESPN analysts Adam Teicher and Sarah Barshop have also posted score predictions for the Texans vs. Chiefs game. Teicher states that “The Chiefs are 8-1 against quarterbacks in their first season as starters since Andy Reid arrived as head coach and Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator in 2013. That doesn’t mean they’ll have an easy time against Houston rookie QB Deshaun Watson. They’ll give up some yards and some plays.

But they’ll defeat him as they have other young quarterbacks.” His score prediction is 24-20 in favor of the Chiefs.

Barshop didn’t spare the Texans either, predicting that the game would finish 27-20 in favor of the Chiefs. She did note that Watson and the Texans’ offense looked really good last week, but that didn’t play into her decision on this Week 5 game.

“The Chiefs present a different challenge. Watson will continue to play well, but the Texans’ defense will have a tough time containing the speed Kansas City has on offense.”

Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs preview

Houston Texans rumors about Deshaun Watson include that he has picked up the offensive schemes quickly and that he is only getting better with each game.

The stats back up that claim, especially after he got five touchdowns in Week 4. On the year, Watson now has 811 passing yards, 148 rushing yards, and nine total touchdowns to his credit. He also has a quarterback rating of 91.7 after four games. Could those numbers get even better in Week 5?

As for the Houston vs. Kansas City preview, the ESPN matchup predictor gives Chiefs a 60.5 percent chance at winning this game. The 4-0 Chiefs are averaging 430.3 yards per game, including an impressive 163.5 per game on the ground. It is that running attack that could pose problems for the Texans. The Chiefs also average 30.5 points per game, while allowing just 19.3 from opponents. The Texans average 358 yards and 27.5 points per game this year.

At 2-2 the Houston Texans are also tied for first place in the AFC South, but could really use a Week 5 win to keep pace with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2) and Tennessee Titans (2-2). With the struggles that Jay Cutler has had with the Miami Dolphins and Derek Carr getting hurt for the Oakland Raiders, it may open up Wild Card spots in the AFC. To control their own destiny, though, the Texans need to stay focused on winning the South again.