Texans overcome many miscues in win over Chiefs
The Houston Texans didn’t do themselves any favors, but in Week 6 they overcame a lot of self-inflicted issues to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
What did all of us just watch in the fourth-quarter comeback 31-24 win by the Houston Texans in their Week 6 game against the Kansas City Chiefs?
A win is all that matters on Sunday, and the team can fix those issues later in the week. Against the Chiefs, there were too many mistakes to list here, but none of them hurt them, as Kansas City made a lot of mistakes, too.
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The play of Deshaun Watson helped lead the Texans to victory, because the play of the wide receivers wasn’t that great, the secondary was hit-or-miss and the kicking game of the Texans was a social point that needed improvement, and that isn’t something to brag about following the win.
Watson overcame throwing two interceptions, finishing the day 30-of-42 for 280 yards with one touchdown added to the two interceptions.
Sixteen points in the first half and 15 more points in these half moved the Texans to 4-2 overall, and they now have the same record as the Chiefs.
The Texans overcame a horrible first half, especially the first quarter, and did enough in the second half, where they didn’t make as many mistakes and won on some big chances they took to gain the victory.
One player who was big in the win for Houston was Carlos Hyde. After he fumbled the first play he touched the football, Hyde rebounded and ended the game with 26 carries for 116 yards and one touchdown. Hyde also averaged 4.5 yards per carry against his former team and even caught one pass for 14 yards.
No Texans receiver had a game that really stood out as excellent, as there were too many dropped passes. Remember the game last Sunday by Will Fuller? This week was opposite of that as he totaled five receptions for 44 yards, compared to last Sunday when he caught 14 passes for over 200 yards.
The winner of gaining the first interception of the season against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was Tashaun Gipson for the Texans, which was a nice surprise.
Overall, there is a lot of work ahead for the Texans secondary, but they combined for five passes defensed.
Speaking of Mahomes, he finished 19-of-35 for 273 yards with three touchdowns and the one interception. The Texans are also the first team this season to keep the Chiefs quarterback to under 300 yards passing as he completed 54.3 percent of his passes, which is also a season-low for Mahomes.
In all, this was a win the Texans needed, and though it wasn’t at all a “pretty” win, it was a win nonetheless.
The Texans overcame kicking issues and early miscues that put them behind, but they did enough and won in a tough environment to move to four wins in six chances this season.
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