The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off their first loss of the 2019 season, and are seeking some retribution on Sunday. The other team standing in their way of getting back in the win column is the Houston Texans.
Houston's main weakness this year has been the offensive line. Even with the addition of left tackle Laremy Tunsil, the struggles still exist.
So how are the Chiefs, particularly the defense, preparing for Sunday? They're actually practicing with trash can stand-ins with pictures of each Texans offensive lineman on them.
Houston has had its fair share of issues in protecting franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson. The third-year quarterback has been sacked 18 times this season, tied for fifth-most in the NFL. That comes as a surprise, considering Watson has the mobility to escape pressure.
As for the Chiefs, they've gotten better at attacking the quarterback (at least compared to last year). Through five games in 2019, Kansas City has recorded 11 sacks on the year (20th in NFL).
They'll be without Chris Jones in Week 6, so they're hoping the backups are able to be as effective at getting after the quarterback, and if this is how they view their competition, they won't be lacking for confidence.
This is certainly a way to get into your opponent's skin. That, or it could completely backfire and give the Texans motivation. We'll find out in the week leading up to Sunday's game.