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Texans take 10-point lead into locker room

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) AP

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.

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3 Responses to “Texans take 10-point lead into locker room”
  1. kcnative says: Sep 18, 2016 2:53 PM

    Chiefs are VERY lucky this game isn’t a blowout. The way they’re playing it might as well. be. Absolutely pathetic.

  2. stexan says: Sep 18, 2016 3:07 PM

    Some very questionable calls – in particular that taunting call against KC.
    And I still don’t know what constitutes a catch – does anyone?

  3. darthobama says: Sep 18, 2016 3:38 PM

    Game ain’t over yet but it’s not as easy to win when Hoyer doesn’t give them 5 picks…

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