The Chiefs wanted to start fast Saturday. The game has a scheduled start time of 4.35 p.m. ET and takes place from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
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The Steelers are on to Denver while the Chiefs are heading to New England. That’s how long it took Chiefs returner Knile Davis to go 106 yards from end zone to end zone with the opening kickoff.
Kansas City’s offence gladly took what the rugged Texans defence gave them, the Chiefs’ defence mostly stifled Houston’s run game to force Hoyer into making so many of those gawdawful throws, and the team’s special teams shone.
As per usual with the regular season daytime games on CBS and Fox, getting a hold of a consistent live stream is a little tough if you don’t have access to the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket streaming service. He did throw for a touchdown, but also took three sacks and threw one bad early interception.
This kick return for a touchdown, on the opening play of the game, really set the tone for the rest of the contest.
“You never want to see anybody go down, especially Jeremy with how much he means to us”, Smith said.
Remember, in Houston’s Week 1 loss at home to these same Chiefs, O’Brien benched Hoyer for then backup Ryan Mallett, who proceeded to struggle over the next month before O’Brien told the world he’d made a mistake by benching Hoyer in the first place.
When Santos added another 49-yard field goal a few minutes later, Houston found itself in a 13-0 hole midway through the second quarter.
The Chiefs managed 136 total yards in the first half, but with the Hoyer-led offense ineffective, the Texans finally succumbed defensively. Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught six passes for 69 yards.
Down 13-0 just before halftime, the Houston Texans turned to J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork on offense.
Maclin’s injury appeared to be more severe. While the Bengals have kept Ben Roethlisberger and All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown in check, Cincinnati and quarterback AJ McCarron have done little against the league’s 21st ranked defense. He missed the entire 2013 season because of a torn right ACL.
It’s usually hard to buy into such talk when star players go down this late in the season. “It’s kind of cool you have an ex-49ers quarterback led us to victory there”. Watt came back to the field to cheers but did not return to the game and left for good with 10 minutes left in the game. “It is extremely painful”, Watt said. Whitney Mercilus, though, was one of them. By completing an 11-play, 94-yard march with quarterback Alex Smith snapping a 9-yard scoring pass to Chris Conley, the rookie who replaced Maclin.
Smith did throw an interception on his sixth pass of the game.