Houston Texans: The good, bad and ugly for Week 6
The first quarter of the Houston, and the first half was, in one word, awful. Nothing went right for the Texans, as they had a collision that caused a fumble and turnover. Before that, the Kansas City Chiefs scored a touchdown on their first drive of the game, then came the turnover on the very first play of the drive.
It took KC four plays and 1:17 to add a field goal, and less than five minutes into the game, the Texans were trailing 10-0. By the end of the first quarter, the Texans trailed 17-3, and things looked bleak for the team.
Though Houston responded with a 20-point second quarter (and the defense held Kansas City scoreless in that quarter), the Texans can’t keep playing that close to the edge, because eventually they’ll fall and won’t be able to make an epic comeback like they did. Luckily, the Texans allowed that many points in a quarter that was early in the game, because if not, the game would have a whole different outcome.
Even in what was a bad quarter of football, the Texans were able to score at least three points from kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn off a 44-yard field goal, though that wouldn’t be the case later on in the game.