Texans-Chiefs about much more than just football

This is about the team that blew a 24-0 lead in a playoff game returning to the football home of Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the reigning Super Bowl champions.



a person standing on a baseball field: Bill O’Brien, wearing a mask during a recent scrimmage, and the Texans kick off a unique season on Thursday in Kansas City that will be about more than football.


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Bill O’Brien, wearing a mask during a recent scrimmage, and the Texans kick off a unique season on Thursday in Kansas City that will be about more than football.


This is round three between Deshaun Watson, the Texans’ 24-year-old franchise quarterback, and Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ 24-year-old franchise QB, during the same year they received life-changing contract extensions totaling an absurd $659 million.

And this is the all-powerful, all-consuming NFL back on your TV screen during a season when seventh-year head coach Bill O’Brien will officially double as the Texans’ general manager, Tom Brady is a proud member of the remade (again) Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bill Belichick enters Week 1

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