It’s finally that time of year.
Nineteen weeks after the National Football League kicked off its 100th season, just four stadiums remain open for business as the Divisional Round of the playoffs gets underway this weekend.
Arrowhead Stadium is one of the four, serving as the site for a much-anticipated re-match between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans with a berth in the AFC Championship Game on the line. These two teams met way back in Week 6 in a back-and-forth game that ended in a Texans’ victory, but the Chiefs marched to an 8-2 record down the stretch following that contest to help set up the second postseason clash between these two teams in the last five years.
It has all the makings for a thrilling re-match on Sunday as quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans return to Arrowhead after engineering a 16-point, second-half comeback against the Buffalo Bills last week to keep their postseason alive.
The performance demonstrated a resiliency that impressed Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid.
“They’re a good football team and they don’t give up. That’s the way you prepare yourself.