- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-7) at HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 2 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 3-3

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Texans 17-16, Oct. 20, 2013

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 17, Texans No. 18

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (10), PASS (29)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (28), PASS (2)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (5), PASS (24)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (10), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Houston defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was Kansas City’s coach in 2012. … S Eric Berry will play regular-season game for first time since revealing he had lymphoma last November. Berry was declared cancer-free in June and cleared to practice just before camp. … LB Justin Houston led NFL with franchise-record 22 sacks last season. Had 10 sacks in past six games and looking for seventh straight game with sack. … RB Jamaal Charles has averaged 5.5 yards a carry in career, best average for running back with at least 750 attempts in NFL history. … WR Jeremy Maclin makes debut with Chiefs after leading Eagles with career-high 85 receptions for 1,318 yards receiving in 2014. … QB Alex Smith 38-16-1 as starter since 2011 and has thrown for 71 touchdowns with 23 interceptions. … TE Travis Kelce had 862 yards receiving last season to become third tight end in franchise history with 800 yards receiving. … QB Brian Hoyer makes debut for Texans after finishing with career-high 3,326 yards passing last season for Browns. … WR DeAndre Hopkins led Texans with career-high 1,210 yards receiving last season. … DE J.J. Watt, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, was second in NFL with 20 1/2 sacks in 2014 to become first player with two seasons with 20-plus sacks. … DT Vince Wilfork joins Texans after 11 seasons in New England where he started 148 of 158 games. … CB Johnathan Joseph has five interception returns for touchdowns. … RB Alfred Blue will likely start in place of injured star Arian Foster and could be good fantasy option. In three starts as rookie Blue had 310 total yards, highlighted by career-high 156 yards rushing against Cleveland.

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