By Mark Lane
One of the more entertaining parts of free agency each year is hearing new players opine about their previous clubs.
On Thursday, according to Jeff Rosen of the Kansas City Star, new Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu claimed that the Houston Texans wanted no part of the AFC West champions in the playoffs.
As the playoff field was set, it would have been difficult for the No. 3 seed Texans to face the No. 1 seed Chiefs. If Houston had prevailed over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC wild-card, rather than succumbing to a 21-7 loss, the Texans would have gone to New England for the divisional round. Given that the Patriots have not lost a home playoff game since the 2012 AFC Championship game, it would have been a tall order for the road Texans to pull off the upset and face Kansas City in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium.
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