Texans vs. Chiefs: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
The Texans, who were already suffering from injuries, lost Arian Foster, Brian Cushing and J.J. Watt during the game. The severity and duration of their injuries is not known at this time.
Houston was playing with a new starting quarterback in Case Keenum. Keenum made his debut in strong fashion, keeping the Texans close throughout the game. He also only turned the ball over on a fumble at the very end, but was a welcome change overall for a Texans team that has suffered through a spate of pick-sixes this season.
The Chiefs continue to pace the NFL and the AFC West, while the Texans, a two-win team, have significant work ahead of themselves if they hope to make the playoffs.
The Chiefs get the Cleveland Browns at home in Week 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 27.
Kansas City brings the pressure again. Hali with the strip sack of Keenum, Derrick Johnson recovers at the 1-yard line. Kansas City kneels the football to salt away the win.
1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter: Bowe drops the third-down pass and the Chiefs are forced to punt. Houston has no timeouts remaining.
Kansas City downs the punt at the 8-yard line.
2:00 remaining in the fourth quarter: If the Chiefs get the first down, the game is over.
3:13 remaining in the fourth quarter: The 14-yard third-down pass to Bowe is complete. There's a flag on the play for offsides on the defense. The penalty is declined. First down, Kansas City.
4:12 remaining in the third quarter: The Chiefs again bring heavy pressure on third down and get the sack. Tamba Hali is credited with getting to the quarterback.
5:47 remaining in the fourth quarter: The Texans , after the interception, start from their own 21.
The Texans' Watt is taken off the field with an injury. Injuries are really mounting for the Texans. On the ensuing play, Alex Smith is intercepted by Texans safety Keo.
Kansas City is driving effectively now on the Texans defense. They need a clock-killing drive and a score here.
08:15 remaining in the fourth quarter: On 3rd-and-8 Kansas City brings the house and forces Case Keenum into a two-yard pass.
J.J. Watt sacks Alex Smith on first down and gives a "tip of the cap" to Bum Phillips, who passed away this past week.
11:57 remaining in the fourth quarter: Brandon Flowers blitzes from the corner and gets the sack.
13:43 remaining in the fourth quarter: The Chiefs go for it on fourth down, and throw an incomplete pass to Sean McGrath out of bounds. The Texans take over on their own 1-yard line, with 99 yards to go for a touchdown.
Kansas City is charged with a time out, after the replay fails to find "conclusive evidence" that Fasano crossed the plane of the goal line with the Alex Smith pass.
1:40 remaining in the third quarter: The Chiefs convert on 3rd-and-21 with an excellent screen pass from Chiefs. It's a 43-yard gain.
4:21 remaining in the third quarter: The Chiefs hold the Texans to a field goal, Randy Bullock nails the 47-yard attempt.
5:30 remaining in the third quarter: Case Keenum buys time with his feet and hits Andre Johnson for a 42-yard gain.
6:19 remaining in the third quarter: The Texans hold the Chiefs to a field goal. 17-13, Kansas City.
7:21 remaining in the third quarter: Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is down, and looks to be in a lot of pain.
8:11 remaining in the third quarter: Alex Smith takes off and runs the ball down to the Texans' 20, flag at the end of the play for personal foul on the Texans defense. The 15-yard penalty moves the ball down to the Texans 10-yard line.
The 60-yard return on the kickoff by Demps sets the Chiefs up with excellent field position in the Texans' territory.
Wow. Texans blow first and goal at the 1. Keenum for no gain on sneak. FB Greg Jones loses 2. Hopkins can't hold fade pass on 3rd down.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 20, 2013
9:27 remaining in the third quarter: The Chiefs snuff out runs on first and second downs, rookie Marcus Cooper makes an excellent last-second play to knock the ball out of Hopkins' hands on the fade. The Texans kick the field goal. 14-13, Kansas City on top.
11:35 remaining in the third quarter: Jamaal Charles fumbles the ball forward, fighting for extra yardage, Kareem Jackson of the Texans recovers. Texans have the ball back with excellent field position. This is Charles' third straight game with a fumble.
12:21 remaining in the third quarter: The Chiefs finally get to Keenum for a sack. Allen Bailey and Derrick Johnson. The Texans are forced to punt.
13:25 remaining in the third quarter: Kansas City seems to have adjusted to the zone running by the Texans, using delayed gap blitzing. With Arian Foster already done for the day, Ben Tate is now down on the field for the Texans.
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