Houston Texans open with 3 touchdowns vs. Chiefs in 1st quarter

The Houston Texans gained early momentum on Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game.

A 54-yard touchdown pass on third-and-1, a punt blocked for a touchdown, and a fumbled punt that led to a quick score pushed the Houston Texans into an early 21-0 lead in their Divisional Round game at Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The first of the two big plays was a Deshaun Watson pass to a very wide-open Kenny Stills for the aforementioned 54-yard touchdown strike on third down for the early score, which the Texans aren’t used to doing in the opening quarter.

Houston’s defense battled and forced a fourth down punt, only to see the special teams block the Chiefs punt attempt. The attempt was blocked by Barkevious Mingo, and returned by Lonnie Johnson for a 10-yard touchdown, and following the extra point it was Houston leading 14-0.

Then came the third touchdown in the first quarter for the Texans, and it all began when Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs fumbled a punt, which was recovered by Houston’s Keion Crossen. That led to a 4-yard touchdown pass from Watson to tight end Darren Fells, which became a 21-0 lead, stunning the entire NFL, especially the Chiefs.


Many have said, including the Toro Times, the Texans needed a strong start against the Chiefs to compete with the No. 2 seeded team in the AFC.

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