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The Chiefs lose their second straight game — and their second at home

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For the first time since 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs lost back-to-back home games, losing to the Houston Texans 31-24 on Sunday.


OFFENSE


First half

  • First drive: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes targeted WR Tyreek Hill to start the game, but the pass fell incomplete. RB LeSean McCoy took a screen pass for four yards, and RB Darryl Williams took another screen 49 yards for a huge gain. WR Mecole Hardman took yet another screen 14 yards, and Hill caught a 46 yard bomb on a free play for a touchdown. Chiefs 7 Texans 0
  • Second drive: McCoy took the first handoff of the game for five yards, but holding penalties made for a third-and-15 that the Chiefs were unable to convert. The Chiefs took the field goal. Chiefs 10 Texans 0
  • Third drive: Defensive penalties on the Texans helped the Chiefs convert the first third down of the drive. TE Travis Kelce caught an 18-yard pass a few plays later. McCoy had the longest run of the game with a 15-yard gain, and Hill followed it up with a 10-yard catch. RB Damien Williams ended the drive with a 14 yard screen pass for a TD. Chiefs 17 Texans 3
  • Fourth drive: Defensive penalties helped the Chiefs convert their first two sets of downs of the drive, but a potential pass interference on what Mahomes thought was a free play turned into an interception — and the Texans’ ball.
  • Fifth drive: The Chiefs started the drive with a 19-yard reception to WR Byron Pringle and a 17-yard gain pass to Kelce. Mahomes followed that up with consecutive near-interceptions, and the Chiefs failed to convert on third down. Harrison Butker missed the field goal.
  • Sixth drive: Mahomes was sacked and stripped, and Houston recovered at the Kansas City 3-yard line.
  • Seventh drive: Chiefs kneel to end the half

Second Half

  • Eighth drive: The Chiefs earned two first downs on the first four plays of the drive. Kelce followed that up with a 16-yard catch and run. Hardman caught a 10-yard pass to get the Chiefs into the red zone. Hill caught his second TD of the day to end the drive. Chiefs 24 Texans 23
  • Ninth drive: The Chiefs went three-and-out and punted.
  • Tenth drive: The Chiefs went three-and-out for the second straight drive

DEFENSE


First half

  • First drive: Chiefs DE Frank Clark forced Texans RB Carlos Hyde to fumble on the first play of the drive — and the Chiefs recovered.
  • Second drive: The Chiefs recovered what looked like a fumble by Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins, but it officials ruled the play was dead before the ball was loose. The Texans converted back-to-back third downs to start the drive, and followed those with two consecutive first-down gains. The Chiefs forced another third down and safety Jordan Lucas got the pass deflection to force a Texans’ field goal. Chiefs 10 Texans 3
  • Third drive: The Texans started the drive with a first down pass to Keke Coutee and a 9-yard run from Hyde to end the first quarter. WR Will Fuller dropped what would have been a TD catch to start the second quarter, but Hyde converted the first down on the ground on the following play. The Texans converted three first downs to get into the red zone, and an 11-yard pass to RB Duke Johnson gave the Texans another score. Chiefs 17 Texans 9
  • Fourth drive: The Texans started the drive with a 23-yard pass to Coutee, then got a 14-yard catch-and-run from Hyde. The Texans failed to convert on third-and-short on the following set of downs, but converted on fourth down. With first-and-goal to go, Hyde punched it in for the Houston score. Chiefs 17 Texans 16
  • Fifth drive: A holding penalty by the Chiefs on third-and-long helped the Texans. The Texans faced third down on the following set of downs, and safety Juan Thornhill got an interception to stop the drive.
  • Sixth Drive: Watson ran it in for the quick Texans score. Texans 23 Chiefs 17

Second Half

  • Seventh drive: The Texans drove 47 yards in seven plays to begin the drive, but Fuller dropped yet another TD catch. On third-and-5 to go, safety Daniel Sorenson made a tackle in the backfield to force a Houston field goal — which the Texans missed.
  • Eighth drive: The Texans started the drive with two first downs in four plays. After a holding penalty was called on Chiefs CB Charvarius Ward, Hyde ran for 26 yards to get Houston into the red zone. The Texans converted on the following third-and-short, but Ward got an interception in the end zone to end the drive.
  • Ninth drive: The Texans drove all the way to the 48-yard line from their own 7-yard line in four plays. After runs of nine, seven and 15 yards, Houston was within field goal range. A 9-yard pass to Fuller got the Texans into the red zone. A couple of first downs later, Watson ran it in for his second TD run of the game. Texans 31 Chiefs 24
  • Tenth drive: The Texans drove 29 yards in the first three plays of the drive. Then faced with fourth-and-short the Texans converted to get the first down — and then drained the clock to end the game.

SPECIAL TEAMS


  • Hardman returned the kickoff to start the game for the Chiefs. WR De’Anthony Thomas got a shot at a kickoff return in the second quarter.

INJURIES


  • Texans offensive linemen Tytus Howard went down with a hamstring injury
  • Texans corner Bradley Roby left the game with a hamstring injury
  • Chiefs corner Kendall Fuller left the game with a thumb injury

STATISTICS


CATEGORY HOU KC
Attendance -- 73,323
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 3/0 0/3
Penalties/Yards 10/70 11/79
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 6/4/1 5/4/4
Punts (Num/Yds) 0/0 2/119
Punts blocked 0 0
Net Punting Avg Yds 0.0 54.5
Field Goals (Made/Att) 1/2 1/2
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 3/4/75% 1/1/100%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 4/6/67% 2/3/67%
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles lost 1 1
Interceptions thrown 2 1
Extra Points (Made/Att) 3/4 3/3
Kicking (Made/Att) 2/3 3/3
2Pt Conv (Made/Att) 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1st downs 35 20
Passing 1st downs 20 11
Rushing 1st downs 12 5
1st downs from penalties 3 4
3rd down (Made/Att/Pct) 5/12/42% 4/8/50%
4th down (Made/Att/Pct) 2/3/67% 0/0/0%
Total Plays 83 47
Total Yards 472 309
Yards per play 5.7 6.6
Total Drives 10 10
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 10 0
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 1/10 0/0
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 1/20 5/105
Int. Returns (Num/Yds) 1/0 2/0
Turnovers 3 2
Time of Possession 39:48 20:12
Total Yards 472 309
Passing 280 256
Comp/Att/Pct 30/42/71% 19/35/54%
Yards per pass 6.70 7.10
Interceptions thrown 2 1
Sacks/Yards lost 0/0 1/17
Gross Yards 280 273
Rushing 192 53
Rush Attempts 41 11
Yards per rush 4.70 4.80
Def/ST TDs 0 0
Touchdowns 4 3
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 1 3
Interceptions TDs 0 0
Kickoff Return TDs 0 0
Fumble Returns TDs 0 0
Punt Return TDs 0 0

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Patrick Mahomes 19 35 273 7.8 3 52 1 1 17 96.5
TEAM 19 35 273 7.8 3 52 1 1 17 --

TEXANS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Deshaun Watson 30 42 280 6.7 1 23 2 0 0 77.5
TEAM 30 42 280 6.7 1 23 2 0 0 --

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
LeSean McCoy 8 44 5.5 0 17
Damien Williams 1 6 6.0 0 6
De'Anthony Thomas 1 4 4.0 0 4
Patrick Mahomes 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
TEAM 11 53 4.8 0 17

TEXANS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Carlos Hyde 26 116 4.5 1 26
Deshaun Watson 10 42 4.2 2 10
Duke Johnson 5 34 6.8 0 15
TEAM 41 192 4.7 3 26

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Blake Bell 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mecole Hardman 4 45 11.3 0 14 4 39
Tyreek Hill 5 80 16.0 2 46t 10 9
Travis Kelce 4 58 14.5 0 18 6 31
LeSean McCoy 2 0 0.0 0 4 2 9
Byron Pringle 2 24 12.0 0 19 3 13
Demarcus Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
De'Anthony Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Damien Williams 1 14 14.0 1 14t 1 18
Darrel Williams 1 52 52.0 0 52 2 46
TEAM 19 273 14.4 3 52 34 165

TEXANS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Jordan Akins 3 39 13.0 0 23 3 10
Keke Coutee 4 39 9.8 0 23 6 30
Darren Fells 6 69 11.5 0 18 7 41
Will Fuller V 5 44 8.8 0 12 9 37
DeAndre Hopkins 9 55 6.1 0 18 12 31
Carlos Hyde 1 14 14.0 0 14 1 15
Duke Johnson 2 20 10.0 1 11t 4 12
TEAM 30 280 9.3 1 23 42 176

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Frank Clark 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Patrick Mahomes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 1 1 1 0 0 1 0

TEXANS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Carlos Hyde 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Benardrick McKinney 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Charles Omenihu 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 1 1 1 0 0 1 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Bashaud Breeland 6 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morris Claiborne 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Clark 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Kendall Fuller 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darron Lee 8 5 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 10 10 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Terrell McClain 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Niemann 6 2 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Ogbah 5 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Okafor 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Reggie Ragland 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Khalen Saunders 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 8 7 1 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 75 55 20 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 1 1

TEXANS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Dylan Cole 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keion Crossen 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Cunningham 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phillip Gaines 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tashaun Gipson Sr. 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lonnie Johnson Jr. 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Benardrick McKinney 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Charles Omenihu 1 1 0 1.0 17.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
D.J. Reader 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Reid 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bradley Roby 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
J.J. Watt 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 31 23 8 1 17 1 1 5 2 0 1 1

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Juan Thornhill 1 0 0.0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 2 0 0.0 0 0

TEXANS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Tashaun Gipson Sr. 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 2 41 20.5 22 0
De'Anthony Thomas 3 64 21.3 24 0
TEAM 5 105 21.0 24 0

TEXANS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
DeAndre Carter 1 20 20.0 20 0
TEAM 1 20 20.0 20 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

TEXANS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
DeAndre Carter 1 10 10.0 10 0
TEAM 1 10 10.0 10 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA-FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 2-1 50.0 41 3 6
TEAM 2-1 50.0 41 3 6

TEXANS KICKING FGA-FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Ka'imi Fairbairn 2-1 50.0 44 2 5
TEAM 2-1 50.0 44 2 5

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Dustin Colquitt 2 119 59.5 0 1 68
TEAM 2 119 59.5 0 1 68

TEXANS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0 0


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