The Houston Texans Silence the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium

Patrick D. Starr

 The Houston Texans pushed their win total to four games with a scrappy 31-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. It was the Carlos Hyde revenge game, as Kansas City was the team that traded him to Houston, putting together a solid outing, rushing 26 times for 116 yards and one touchdown.

 

Deshaun Watson had an up-and-down day, throwing for 280 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, and rushing for 42 yards and two more scores, but he was able to lead the Texans to a key AFC win.

Watson in the fourth quarter was 7-of-7 for 90 yards, and he completed a critical fourth-and-3 throw to DeAndre Hopkins for eight yards to ice the game.

The Texans did not get off to a great start but were able to bounce back from an early turnover and put together an impressive game to silence the Chiefs at Arrowhead stadium. 

"Didn't get off to a great start," O'Brien said after the win. "Turned it over, got down early, but you know guys were resilient today, and it was good. Again, we've got a lot of things to work on we get back there it's only six games, and we've got to keep trying to improve we got to try to get better."

The Texans’ defense played strong in the second half, slowing the high-powered Chiefs offense and holding Patrick Mahomes to a career-low 41 passing yards after intermission. They were also able to shut down the Chiefs after Tyreek Hill’s six-yard touchdown reception with 6:30 left in the third quarter. The defense held the Chiefs’ offense to six total plays on their final two possessions for negative three yards, getting the football back to win the game.

O'Brien heaped praise on the defense and how they controlled the Chiefs vaunted offense. 

"We knew that there were certain things that we had to do," O'Brien said of the defense. "We had to rush disciplined. Be disciplined in our rush lanes and try to do as good a job as we could of covering the receivers to give our rush time to get home, and RAC did a good job of mixing up coverages, and it was a good win."

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J Hager
J Hager

Great come from behind win. The running game was working all day and Watson just keeps improving. Watson is now in a top 3 MVP candidate along with Wilson and McCaffrey


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