The good news for the Chiefs is that the don’t trail the Texans by 21. The bad news is that it’s still a double-digit deficit for Kansas City, as they trail 13-3 at the half.
The lone touchdown came from the Texans, on a 27-yard pass from quarterback Brock Osweiler to receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Another pitch-and-catch from Osweiler to Hopkins looked good in real time, but it was ruled incomplete. The Texans challenged; the evidence wasn’t sufficient to overturn the ruling on the field.
The Chiefs, who won in Week One after trailed 24-3 in the second half, have lost three fumbles, one of which was recovered by defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt also racked up 1.5 sacks.
The Chiefs beat the Texans twice last year in Houston, which gives this game strong symbolic relevance to Houston. Ditto only four days from now, when the Texans face the Patriots in New England.