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The 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs comeback in historical fashion to defeat the Houston Texans in the Divisional round of the AFC playoffs.

NFL: AFC Divisional Round-Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs came back after being down 24-0 in the first quarter to defeat the Houston Texans in the Divisional round matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.


OFFENSE


First half

First drive: The Chiefs started with a 3-yard run by Damien Williams. After a false start penalty and a 6-yard catch from Mecole Hardman, the Chiefs faced third-and-6 and failed to covert after a Travis Kelce drop. The Chiefs punt was blocked and Texans returned it for a touchdown. Texans 14, Chiefs 0

Second drive: The first play of the drive was a 17-yard pass to Tyreek Hill. After a run for no gain from Williams, Kelce took a short pass for 15 yards after the catch. After an incomplete pass and another short catch from Kelce, the Chiefs failed to convert on third-and-5 thanks to another drop. The Chiefs punted.

Third drive: The Chiefs started the drive with two dropped passes from Williams and DeMarcus Robinson. An incomplete pass to Hill on third down forced the Chiefs to punt for the third drive in a row.

Fourth drive: The first play of the drive was a 25-yard pass to Kelce. Patrick Mahomes followed it up with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Williams. Texans 24, Chiefs 7

Fifth drive: The first play of the drive was an incomplete pass to Hardman. After a pass interference penalty gave the Chiefs goal-to-go, Kelce caught a 5-yard pass for a touchdown. Texans 24 Chiefs 14.

Sixth drive: After a 2-yard pass to Kelce and a run for a loss from Williams, Mahomes went back to Kelce, who caught a 6-yard pass for his second touchdown of the game. Texans 24, Chiefs 21

Seventh drive: The drive started with another pass interference call against the Texans. On the next play, Hill caught a pass for 20 yards . Mahomes scrambled for 21 yards to put the Chiefs into field goal range. After a reverse lost five yards, Kelce caught a pass for 20 yards. Mahomes scrambled for another 14 yards on the next play. After two incomplete passes, the Chiefs faced third-and-5, converting with another Kelce touchdown catch. Chiefs 28, Texans 24

Second half

Eighth drive: The first play of the half was an 11-yard catch and run from Deon Yelder. Sammy Watkins took a pass 48 yards a couple of plays later, and Mahomes ran for another 16 yards. A 4-yard run from Hill gave the Chiefs goal to go. Mahomes scrambled for seven yards to get the first down, and Williams ran it in on the next play for a touchdown. Chiefs 34 Texans 24

Ninth drive: The drive began with a 28-yard catch from Kelce, followed by a 14-yard run from Watkins. Another pass interference call gave the Chiefs goal to go. After two incomplete passes and a false start penalty, the Chiefs faced third-and-goal. But the Texans got a holding penalty on the next play, giving the Chiefs another set of downs. Williams ran it in for a 5-yard touchdown. Chiefs 41, Texans 24

Tenth drive: The first play was a 23-yard catch by Kelce. Hardman took a jet sweep for 13 yards. Watkins caught a pass for 28 yards, and Blake Bell followed with a 8-yard touchdown catch. Chiefs 48, Texans 31

Eleventh drive: Bell started the drive with a 7-yard catch. Williams ran for 11 yards on the next play and followed it up with a 26-yard run. After a 4-yard run from Hill and an incomplete pass, the Chiefs faced third-and-6 and couldn’t convert. The Chiefs settled for a field goal. Chiefs 51. Texans 31

Twelfth drive: The Chiefs ran it for three straight plays for a one yard gain and punted.

Thirteenth drive: The Chiefs kneeled to end the game


DEFENSE


First half

First drive: The first play of the game was a quick pass to De’Andre Hopkins that gained a yard. Carlos Hyde followed it up with a 2-yard run and Will Fuller was able to convert the first down with a 9-yard catch. A short catch and a 7-yard Hyde run gave the Texans third-and-short. But then Kenny Stills got behind the Chiefs defenders and was wide open for a 54-yard touchdown catch. Texans 7, Chiefs 0

Second drive: The drive started an 11-yard run from Duke Johnson. A catch from Fuller put the Texans into Chiefs territory. After a short catch and an incomplete pass, the Texans failed to convert on third-and-11 Frank Clark sacked Deshaun Watson. The Texans punted, but a Hill fumble gave the Texans back possession at the Chiefs 6-yard line. After a 2-yard rush Watson, Darren Fells caught a 4-yard touchdown pass to extend the Texans lead. Texans 21, Chiefs 0

Third drive: Hyde started the drive with Hyde runs for seven and two yards. Then a holding penalty on the Texans forced 3rd-and-11 that Watson converted with a 13-yard pass to Hopkins. A 16-yard catch from Stills put the Texans into the red zone. After a short run and an incomplete pass, the Texans fell just short of converting third-and-9 and settled for a field goal. Texans 24, Chiefs 0

Fourth drive: Hyde ran for five yards to start the drive. After another Hyde run for a yard, the Texans couldn’t convert on third-and-4. The Texans tried a fake punt but failed to convert, giving the Chiefs possession.

Fifth drive: The first play of the drive was a 9-yard catch from Hopkins. Watson ran the ball for 10 yards and Hyde caught a pass for 10 yards. After a short run from Hyde and a pass that lost two yards, the Texans faced third-and-12, failing convert thanks to a pass breakup from Tyran Mathieu. The Texans punted.

Sixth drive: The first play of the drive was a 38-yard catch from Hopkins. After a spike to stop the clock and an incomplete pass, Watson ran for six yards to put the Texans into field goal range. The field goal attempt just before the half was wide.

Second half

Seventh drive: The Texans started the drive with an illegal formation penalty. Hopkins then caught a pass for nine yards. After a short run from Hyde, the Texans were at third-and-5 and failed to convert when Clark notched his second sack of the day. The Texans punted.

Eighth drive: The drive began with a 21-yard pass to Hopkins. After an incomplete pass, Fuller caught an 11-yard to put the Texans into Chiefs territory. After a 4-yard run and an incomplete pass, the Texans converted third-and-6 with a 9-yard catch. Then Stills was sacked on a reverse for a 14-yard loss, but Fuller made up for it with a 39-yard catch. Watson ran it in for a 5-yard touchdown. Chiefs 41, Texans 31

Ninth drive: Jordan Thomas started the drive with a 7-yard catch. Hopkins followed up with a 20-yard reception. After a 6-yard run — and a nearly intercepted pass — the Texans failed to convert on third-and-4. The Texans went for it on fourth down. A pass deflection from Rashad Fenton ended the drive.

Tenth drive: Mathieu broke up a pass to start the drive. Watson scrambled to give the Texans third-and-3, but Stills dropped a pass, to force the Texans to go for it on fourth down. The Texans converted with an 11-yard pass to Johnson. A couple of plays later, Mathieu was called for pass interference — but another dropped pass and a Dorian O’Daniel sack gave the Texans third-and-11. The Texans gained nine yards, forcing them to once again go for it on fourth down. An incomplete pass to Hopkins gives the Chiefs possession.

Eleventh drive: Watson started the drive with a 9-yard pass to Johnson. Watson completed a 30-yard pass to Fuller a few plays later, following it up with a 17-yard pass to DeAndre Carter. After two incomplete passes, the Texans faced third-and-goal. Brashaud Breeland broke up the pass to force fourth down. Clarke got his third sack of the game to give the Chiefs possession.


SPECIAL TEAMS


  • Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt had a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown.
  • Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill fumble a return and the Texans recovered to gain possession.
  • Chiefs returner Mecole Hardman returned a kickoff 58 yards.
  • Daniel Sorenson forced a fumble on a kickoff in the second quarter to give the Chiefs possession.


INJURIES


  • Texans right tackle Chris Clark was injured in the team’s opening drive with what was described as an ankle injury. He returned later in the first quarter.
  • Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce left the game in the third quarter due to a hamstring injury, but returned later in the quarter.


STATISTICS


CATEGORY HOU KC
Total Yards 442 434
Total Plays 78 57
Yards per play 5.7 7.6
Rushing Yards 94 118
Rush Attempts 21 21
Yards per rush 4.50 5.60
Passing Gross Yards 388 321
Sacks/Yards lost 5/40 1/5
Passing Net Yards 348 316
Comp/Att/Pct 31/52/60% 23/35/66%
Yards per pass 6.10 8.80
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Fumbles lost 1 1
Turnovers 1 1
Penalties/Yards 7/87 4/37
Total Drives 13 13
Time of Possession 34:35 25:25
First downs 23 29
Rushing first downs 4 9
Passing first downs 18 16
Penalty first downs 1 4
Third down (Made/Att/Pct) 5/15/33% 2/8/25%
Fourth down (Made/Att/Pct) 1/5/20% 0/0/0%
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 2/3/67% 6/6/100%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 2/4/50% 7/8/88%
Touchdowns 4 7
TDs/Rushing 1 2
TDs/Passing 2 5
TDs/Interception 0 0
TDs/Kickoff Return 0 0
TDs/Fumble Return 0 0
TDs/Punt Return 0 0
TDs/Defense/ST 1 0
Safeties 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 4/4 6/7
Field Goals (Made/Att) 4/4 6/7
Two-Point Conv (Made/Att) 0/0 0/0
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 6/1/0 9/8/6
Punts (Num/Yds) 3/137 4/123
Gross Punting Avg Yds 45.7 30.8
Net Punting Avg Yds 45.3 22.4
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 11 1
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 1/11 2/1
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 3/51 6/142
Int Returns (Num/Yds) 0/0 0/0
Punts blocked 0 1
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 0/3 3/0
Attendance -- 73,503

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Sammy Watkins 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 5 0.0
Patrick Mahomes 23 35 321 9.2 5 48 0 0 0 134.6
TEAM 23 35 321 9.2 5 48 0 1 5 //

TEXANS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Kenny Stills 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 14 0.0
Deshaun Watson 31 52 388 7.5 2 54 0 4 26 95.7
TEAM 31 52 388 7.5 2 54 0 5 40 //

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Damien Williams 12 47 3.9 2 26
Patrick Mahomes 7 53 7.6 0 21
Sammy Watkins 1 14 14.0 0 14
Tyreek Hill 1 4 4.0 0 4
TEAM 21 118 5.6 2 26

TEXANS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Carlos Hyde 13 44 3.4 0 7
Deshaun Watson 6 37 6.2 1 10
Duke Johnson 1 11 11.0 0 11
Justin Reid 1 2 2.0 0 2
TEAM 21 94 4.5 1 11

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Blake Bell 2 15 7.5 1 8t 2 10
Mecole Hardman 2 19 9.5 0 13 4 17
Tyreek Hill 3 41 13.7 0 20 4 23
Travis Kelce 10 134 13.4 3 28 12 64
Demarcus Robinson 1 4 4.0 0 4 4 2
Sammy Watkins 2 76 38.0 0 48 2 30
Damien Williams 2 21 10.5 1 17t 6 20
Deon Yelder 1 11 11.0 0 11 1 10
TEAM 23 321 14.0 5 48 35 176

TEXANS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
DeAndre Carter 1 17 17.0 0 17 1 0
Darren Fells 3 22 7.3 1 9 7 11
Will Fuller V 5 89 17.8 0 39 8 21
DeAndre Hopkins 9 118 13.1 0 38 14 19
Carlos Hyde 3 18 6.0 0 10 4 15
Duke Johnson 5 23 4.6 0 9 8 29
Taiwan Jones 1 14 14.0 0 14 1 12
Kenny Stills 3 80 26.7 1 54t 6 37
Jordan Thomas 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 9
TEAM 31 388 12.5 2 54 50 153

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Tyreek Hill 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Mahomes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Darwin Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 2 1 1 0 0 1 0

TEXANS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
DeAndre Carter 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Keion Crossen 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DeAndre Hopkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deshaun Watson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 2 1 0 1 0 1 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Damien Wilson 8 5 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Williams 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Terrell Suggs 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 8 4 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khalen Saunders 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reggie Ragland 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Pennel 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dorian O'Daniel 2 1 1 1.0 1.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Niemann 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Anthony Hitchens 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kendall Fuller 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rashad Fenton 5 5 0 1.0 14.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Frank Clark 4 4 0 3.0 25.0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 7 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 61 43 18 5 40 0 6 5 8 0 0 0

TEXANS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Mike Adams 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Angelo Blackson 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gareon Conley 5 5 0 1.0 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Cunningham 7 5 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Vernon Hargreaves III 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lonnie Johnson Jr. 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Martin 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Benardrick McKinney 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Whitney Mercilus 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Charles Omenihu 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
D.J. Reader 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Reid 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bradley Roby 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brennan Scarlett 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deshaun Watson 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
J.J. Watt 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 36 32 4 1 5 0 3 4 3 0 0 1

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

TEXANS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 6 142 23.7 58 0
TEAM 6 142 23.7 58 0

TEXANS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
DeAndre Carter 2 47 23.5 26 0
Cullen Gillaspia 1 4 4.0 4 0
TEAM 3 51 17.0 26 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 1 1 1.0 1 0
Tyreek Hill 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 2 1 0.5 1 0

TEXANS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
DeAndre Carter 1 11 11.0 11 0
TEAM 1 11 11.0 11 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 1/1 100.0 24 6 9
TEAM 1/1 100.0 24 6 9

TEXANS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Ka'imi Fairbairn 2/1 50.0 31 4 7
TEAM 2/1 50.0 31 4 7

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Dustin Colquitt 3 123 41.0 0 2 50
TEAM 3 123 41.0 0 2 50

TEXANS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Bryan Anger 3 137 45.7 0 2 50
TEAM 3 137 45.7 0 2 50