Houston wins 17-10.
Chiefs unable to punch it in through three attempts. On fourth down — with 19 seconds remaining — the Texans bat away a fade pass in the end zone, and the game ends as Houston takes over on downs.
Pass interference in the end zone. Chiefs first and goal at the one.
Chiefs now in the red zone. First down at the 10. Litton looking pretty good.
Chiefs moving the ball up the field, mixing runs and passes. Litton hits Ellis for a first down in Texans territory.
Chase Litton now in at quarterback for the Chiefs.
The officials say Webb didn’t make the first down, and Houston goes for it on fourth and 1 from the 4. The Chiefs hold, and take over.
On third down from the 10, the Chiefs nearly sack Webb15 yards behind the line as the pass coverage holds, but Webb scrambles and gets close to the first down marker. Measurement timeout.
A couple of big running plays, and the Texans are in the red zone again. Now on the 10 yard line.
Houston starts at the 20.
Drive stalls, and Butker kicks a 32 yard field goal. Chiefs trail 17-10.
First down to Amaro. Chiefs knocking on the door.
Chiefs driving down the field, aided by two costly Houston penalties — and then the Chiefs are flagged for offensive pass interference on a big gain by Jace Amaro.
Tremon Smith with another decent return from deep in the end zone. Chiefs start at the 25.
Houston works its way into Chiefs territory, and gets into the red zone. At the 12, Chiefs evelop Webb on third and 8, forcing an incompletion and a field goal. Texans lead 17-7.
Chiefs go three and out. Houston starts at their own 22 after a fair catch.
Tremon Smith takes the second half to the 25 yard line. Matt McGloin takes over at quarterback. Henne finishes 8/14 for 91 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
The Chiefs go to the locker room trailing 14-7, and will get the ball to start the third quarter.
Henne hits Demarcus Robinson for a 24 yard touchdown pass. 14-7 Texans, with just over a minute remaining.
Two minute warning.
Henne completes a third and long pass to Demarcus Robinson for a first down. Second catch on the night for Demetrius Harrius is good for another first down. Chiefs across the 50.
Chiefs force a three and out, and get the ball at their own 10 after the Houston punt goes out of bounds.
Henne makes some magic with his feet on the drive, but is intercepted after a pass is tipped. Texans ball at Houston 48.
Chad Henne now in at quarterback for the Chiefs, starting at his own 14. Mahomes 5-7 for 33 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs in appearance.
Texans lead 14-0 after another touchdown pass to Akins — this one for 14 yards.
Texans gash the Chiefs for another big gain — a 35 yard run by Blue. Now well into Chiefs territory after starting at the Houston 34.
Starting at the 19, the Chiefs get a first down on successive passes, but are forced to punt after Mahomes is sacked, and then overthrows his receiver on the next play. Third down screen pass is blown up by the Texans.
Texans score on a six yard pass from Breeden to Akins. PAT good. 7-0 Texans.
Texans converted four third downs, including one with the help of a holding penalty against CB David Amerson— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) August 10, 2018
Brandon Weeden now in at QB. Houston drive getting a lot of help from penales on the Chiefs David Amerson - two first downs from defensive penalties on this drive. Texans now in the red zone - now with a first down.
Substitutions starting already for the Chiefs. Breeland Speaks and Tanoh Kpassagnon coming in at outside linebacker.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) August 10, 2018
Chiefs stall after short gains by Hill and Hunt. Mahomes completed thrid down pass to Hunt in the flat, but Hunt counldn’t convert. After punt, Houston starts at it own 25.
Chiefs start at their own 17. Here comes Patrick Mahomes. First play is a 14 yard pass to Kelce over the middle.
Lamar Miller gashes the Chiefs for 19 on the ground. Texans now nearing midfield on their opening drive. But Chiefs hold at midfield.
Texans get the ball to start the game, and start at their own 17.
Captains for tonight’s game: Dustin Colquitt, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Houston and Allen Bailey.
I may be cynical, but the smoke from these fireballs at the entrance doesn’t seem environmentally friendly pic.twitter.com/LlsoUX5XkH— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 10, 2018
As Chiefs fans, we’ll be focused 100% on Patrick Mahomes. But it’s worth noting that nationally, this game will be seen as a battle between Mahomes and DeShaun Watson, who was selected just two spots after Mahomes in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Eric Berry doin’ what Eric Berry do.
Even in street clothes, Eric Berry is still at the center of the huddle, getting everyone hype after team warm ups.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 10, 2018
Some prominent Chiefs will not play tonight.
Eric Berry, Spencer Ware and Reggie Ragland are the most prominent of Chiefs players who will not dress for tonight's game against the Texans at Arrowhead Stadium, I'm told. De'Anthony Thomas and Daniel Sorensen are among the others. https://t.co/xNYtLgXglz— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) August 9, 2018
Teicher later clarified that some of these players might be in uniform, but would not play.
But although Sammy Watkins has been sidelined much of the week with a hip injury, it looks like he might play tonight.
Sammy Watkins is indeed dressed for the Chiefs and going through warmups. We'll see if he plays. pic.twitter.com/JsRc2zgiki— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) August 9, 2018
A few guys walked across the parking lot for the game.
You just have to love Chris Jones.
Watch Chiefs’ Chris Jones take selfies with fans before game at Arrowhead https://t.co/MtxtsUp4Un— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) August 9, 2018
A cool graphic from our Chiefs brothers and sisters around the world.
The old man still has it.
Colquitt is taking the field everyone. pic.twitter.com/B8XcMcisZb— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) August 9, 2018
Brooke Pryor is a new Chiefs beat reporter for the Kansas City Star
First thing I heard was Wagon Wheel as I pulled into the parking lot at Arrowhead for the first time. I feel welcomed already. pic.twitter.com/yN84Zjsfbn— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 9, 2018
I guess we’ll see, won’t we?
Couple of thoughts on helmet rule b4 games tonight, Officials directed to throw flags when in question. No different than other new rules or points of emphasis. Rule doesn't specifically state it, but intent was not to prohibit incidental helmet contact as part of normal tackle.— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) August 9, 2018
Awww... Chase Litton’s mom weighs in.
We’re gonna beat the... oh, wait, we don’t do that, any more, do we?
Halftime show practice this afternoon
SOMEBODY is excited tonight!
But he’s been excited all day...