Point Spread: -9.00 | -110.00 Kansas City (Home)
Last year the Chiefs went 1-1 against Houston. Both DeShaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes signed massive contracts in the off-season and each will have something to prove again this year. I like Mahomes and I don't think he'll be taking anything for granted. Watson is a spectacular talent, but he has a new head coach, a new system and new faces in the line-up and I just can't see this Texans side, which has more questions than answers on both sides of the ball, will be able to keep up with this potent Chiefs' offense. Note as well that the Texans are a poor 2-8 ATS in their last ten "Thursday night" games, while the Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in thier last five Week 1 contest and 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight as the favorite. Despite no fans being in the crowd, I'm still giving a big nod to the Chiefs for home field advantage as well. This one has "blowout" written all over it, so lay the points!
T.M. Prediction: 31-14 Chiefs.