Texans vs. Chiefs: Sloppy first half has Houston trailing 27-9 at the half


Things couldn’t have started much worse for the Texans newest quarterback as Brian Hoyer was picked off on his first pass attempt as a Texan. In what looked like a miscommunication between Hoyer and receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Hoyer fired it right to Chiefs rookie cornerback Marcus Peters.

The Chiefs answered with touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce to go ahead 7-0. Kansas City then quickly added a 42-yard touchdown pass to Kelce as he was found wide open and walked in untouched for the long score.

The Texans were able to answer after Hoyer put together a nice drive, which ended with a four-yard fade pass for a touchdown to Hopkins. However, things went bad for Houston again as kicker Randy Bullock botched the extra point, as Houston suffers the consequences of the NFL moving the extra points back and making them a 33-yard kick.

Another Hoyer miscue, a sack which led to a fumble, helped the Chiefs get another score, this time a touchdown pass to running back Jamaal Charles.

Just before the half Houston added a field goal and they will receive the second half kick off. At the half, Hoyer is 11-20 passing for 138 yards with a pick and a touchdown. Receiver Nate Washington has five catches for 73 yards to lead the team in receiving and running back Jonathan Grimes leads the team with five rushes for 27 yards.

Defensive end J.J. Watt has a sack, which may be the only highlight of the day for the defense which has surrendered 193 yards and three touchdown passes on 15 of 20 passing for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.