Chiefs dominate Texans after dismal 1st quarter

KC will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game

Marc LaVoie
January 12, 2020 - 10:22 pm
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the Houston Texans during the third quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Down 24-0 early in the second quarter of their playoff game against the Houston Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs went on an offensive tear that rewrote NFL playoff records en route to a 51-31 victory. 

The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their next seven possessions, a feat that had never been accomplished in playoff history. A field goal on the next possession gave them scores on eight straight offensive series.

The mistake-prone favorites who handed Houston a 24-point lead, silencing the sellout crowd at Arrowhead Stadium, turned the game into a laugher. 

The Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans Sunday in the second consecutive AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is at 2:05. The NFC Conference Championship kicks off at 5:40 between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers.

The Texans built their lead on a couple of 3rd down pass drops by Chiefs receivers, combined with a blocked point for a touchdown and a muffed punt return by KC's Tyreek Hill.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished with 321 yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. 

Runningback Damien Williams scored two touchdowns on the ground and one receiving.

All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, playing on a bad knee, caught 10 passes for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was sharp in defeat, throwing for 388 yards and 2 scores.

Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs with the ball against the Houston Texans during the third quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TOD

 
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