After an unquestionably unique spring and summer, the NFL is ready to take the field for the 2020 season.
This year's campaign kicks off Thursday night with the Kansas City Chiefs beginning their Super Bowl title defense at Arrowhead Stadium in a matchup with the Houston Texans. The game not only features two of the league's elite young quarterbacks — Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, each of whom received a massive extension this offseason and now stand as the NFL's two highest-paid players — but it also serves as a rematch of last season's divisional-round clash. Kansas City rocketed to a 51-31 win after trailing 24-0 in the first half.
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) eludes the rush of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the second quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. (Photo: Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports)
Beyond the game itself, Thursday will serve as an important milestone for the league as it marks an official return to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only one test out of 17,519 by players in the most recent round returned a positive COVID-19 result, but with its preseason schedule canceled, the league has not had to account for teams traveling until now. Arrowhead Stadium also will be one of the venues that will host fans in Week 1, as 22% of capacity (around 16,800 total) will be welcomed.
Here's everything you need to know to get set for tonight's game:
What time is Texans vs. Chiefs?
The two teams are set to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sept. 10, 2010.
What channel will Texans vs. Chiefs be broadcast on?
The game will be aired on NBC.
How can I watch Texans vs. Chiefs online or via stream?
Texans vs. Chiefs can be streamed online via NBC Sports.
What are the odds for Texans vs. Chiefs?
The Chiefs are 9 1/2-point favorites, according to BetMGM. The money line is -455 for the Chiefs and +350 for the Texans. The over/under is set at 54 1/2 points.
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