HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17: Running back Derrick Ward #32 runs for a 38 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
I already picked out five good stats from the Kansas City Chiefs 35-31 loss to the Houston Texans and they were all on offense. When giving up 35 points, you know the defense will have some bad stats.
Here are five bad stats from the Chiefs loss to the Texans.
Fourth quarter points
You knew I had to start with this one.
The Chiefs defense played very well in quarters 1-3. In the fourth quarter, however, they went into meltdown mode giving up 21 points and two drives over 75 yards.
With a ten point lead, you have to think the Chiefs win. It's only the third time in Chiefs history they've lost the game while leading by 10 points with less than four minutes left (Other times: Broncos in '92 and Chargers in '08).
138 yards receiving for WR Andre Johnson
QB Matt Schaub found WR Andre Johnson eight times for 138 yards and one touchdown.
The Chiefs have been good at figuring out an opponent's strength and handling that. The Texans strength -- in the passing game at least -- is Johnson. And the Chiefs couldn't shut him down.
Johnson's two big catches on the final drive sealed the deal for the Chiefs.
Big rushing plays
The Chiefs were the No. 2 team in the NFL when it came to stopping big rushing plays entering Week 6. They had given up just one rushing play over 20 yards all season.
On Sunday, the Texans doubled that rushing once for 21 yards and another 38 yards for a touchdown.
This is especially frustrating because the Chiefs had done a good job of holding strong on big plays.
Defensive red zone efficiency
The Texans got into the red zone four times on Sunday.
The Chiefs allowed touchdowns on all four of those trips.
This is especially disheartening when you look at what they did against the Colts last week and holding them to field goals in that area.
OK this one is obvious but you won't win often with 35 points given up. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, this came on a day when the offense exploded....but not quite enough.
Five touchdowns simply is not good enough for the defense. They hadn't given up more than 20 points all season and then they have this type of game.
The defense is better than that -- I tend to believe four games of data as opposed to one -- but it's still an obviously bad stats for the Chiefs defense.