Suddenly, during an evening in which so much went wrong, Houston had a chance to pull a game out that was steadily slipping away all night long.
The pace of high-powered scoring with mistake-free football is not likely to continue throughout the entire season but it does show the potential this team can reach.
Over the first five seasons of his career, Mercilus tallied 37.5 sacks, leading the team in sacks previous year with 7.5. They are giving up just under 100 rushing yards per game, but are allowing 4.6 yards per carry. Not that that’s an excuse.
Watt went down after rushing Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on a pass play despite there appearing to be nearly no contact. He still has not thrown an interception and now sits with 11 total touchdowns on the 2017 season. I think we have a confidence about us that even when we do get little spills and things don’t go our way, we still can find a way to go back to being us.
Watt was injured on the first drive of the game and spotted exiting the X-ray room on crutches before leaving the stadium in an ambulance. Watt in the first quarter. And on the interior, Houston does have better depth with D.J. Reader and Christian Covington, but they don’t have near the impact of Watt.
The Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes in the first round this year, making it clear that Smith wasn’t a part of their long-term plans. He fell to the ground without being touched, which indicates that it could be quite serious for the third year receiver.
Chiefs’ safety Steven Terrell suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff and tight end Travis Kelce is in the concussion protocol after experiencing memory loss at halftime.
The Kansas City Chiefs look unstoppable right now. His 10-yard touchdown pass to De’Anthony Thomas extended the lead to 32-20 with 8:57 left. So with the clock reading 0:00 and the scoreboard reading “CHIEFS 42, TEXANS 34, FINAL”, the Texans production folks played the Clay Walker song, fired off the cannon, and had the Texan flag dudes running around with six Texan flags. because they scored a touchdown. Join the KC Kingdom team! The Chiefs host the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday. “They’re undefeated for a reason, so got to give your hats off to the Chiefs”.
For now, however, let’s enjoy this win! Come January, if the Chiefs find themselves in another playoff shootout, this time they might be better equipped to survive than any other Chiefs team in the last decade.