The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans are set to square off on Sunday afternoon.
To get to know Houston a little better, we talked with Battle Red Blog and asked a simple question: What is Houston's biggest weakness?
With the Texans ranked 79th out of 32 teams against the pass, I don't have much of a choice but to go with pass defense/secondary here. Bernard Pollard is the elder statesman of the secondary, and you guys are fully aware of his vulnerability in coverage. Aside from Pollard, Houston features a rookie (Kareem Jackson) starting at one corner, a second-year player (Glover Quin, the best coverage back on the squad, and he doesn't qualify as anything approaching lock-down) at the other starting corner spot, a second-year guy at the nickel (Brice McCain), and likely another rookie starter at free safety (Troy Nolan, unless Kubes/Frank Bush go back to Eugene Wilson at FS; Wilson appears to be playing in quicksand this season). Even worse, the Texans' LBs aren't very strong in coverage, which generally translates into a huge day for the opposing TE if he's an option in the passing game.
This doesn't match up well with the Chiefs strength, which is running the ball and not passing the ball. The Chiefs, I think, need to exploit the Texans pass defense on a big play or two.