Payne and Pendergast: Keys To Texans-Chiefs NFL Season Opener

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By SportsRadio 610

(SportsRadio 610) -- Sean Pendergast and original Texans defensive lineman Seth Payne discuss the important keys to the Texans' opener at Kansas City; a change in the rushing attack and whether Deshaun Watson's new contract give him more power on the field.

How effective will Duke and David Johnson be rushing between the tackles, in addition to the passing game? Former Texans offensive lineman Wade Smith anticipates it being a major factor against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

How much will quarterback Deshaun Watson be involved in running game?

What is the role for second-year defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr., especially with cornerback Gareon Conley on the injured reserve?

Will the weather in Kansas City impact the game?

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