Meanwhile, on that same play, Jeremy Maclin went down with a scary-looking right knee injury while getting tackled by a pair of Texans. Maclin’s knee got tangled up while he went to the ground after a hit from Texans linebacker Brian Cushing. Maclin’s injury appeared to be more severe. He was carted to the locker room and ruled out for the remainder of the game.
His numbers dipped from the previous year, but he led Kansas City with 87 receptions for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns. His replacement, Chris Conley, caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith later that same drive. In 2013, he tore the ACL in his right knee during training camp and missed the entire season. Chiefs fans and supports of other teams were also quick to send their support to Maclin.