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Games Notes: Texans vs. Chiefs

Posted Oct 20, 2013

Get game notes from Sunday's Kansas City and Houston matchup.

HOUSTON TEXANS POSTGAME NOTES

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 17, HOUSTON TEXANS 16
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
Arrowhead Stadium

POSTGAME NOTES

TEXANS TEAM NOTES

• The loss drops Houston to 2-5 on the season, having dropped the last five consecutive games.

• Houston falls to 3-3 all-time against the Chiefs and 1-1 at Arrowhead Stadium.

• The Texans defense gave up over 300 yards of offense for the first time this season, ending a seven game streak dating back to the 2012 season.

• Houston won the turnover battle for the first time this season.

• The Texans forced two three-and-outs in 11 defensive series. Houston entered the game with the second-highest percentage of three-and outs and has now forced 23 three-and-outs in 75 defensive series (30.7 percent) this season.

• The Chiefs won the toss and elected to receive.

• Houston’s captains for the game were ILB Brian Cushing, WR Andre Johnson, P Shane Lechler and DE J.J. Watt.

• Inactive players for the Texans were QB Matt Schaub, RB Cierre Wood, ILB Tim Dobbins, ILB Willie Jefferson, T Andrew Gardner, G Cody White and OLB Sam Montgomery

• Houston’s first quarter scoring drive spanned 27 yards on 10 plays and lasted 4:55, capped by a 48-yard field by Randy Bullock.

• Houston’s second quarter scoring drive spanned 81 yards on 5 plays and lasted 2:49, capped by a 29-yard touchdown pass from Keenum to Hopkins. It was the third-longest scoring drive of the season.

• Houston’s first third quarter scoring drive spanned 25 yards on five plays and lasted 2:07, capped by a 21-yard Bullock field goal.

• Houston’s second third quarter scoring drive spanned 51 yards on five plays and lasted 1:46, capped by a 47-yard Bullock field goal.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

• K Randy Bullock connected on all three field goal attempts, a 48-yard field goal to cap the Texans opening drive and 21- and 47-yard field goals in the third quarter.

• RB Arian Foster had four carries for 11 yards before leaving in the first quarter with a hamstring injury.

• TE Ryan Griffin and SS D.J. Swearinger made their first starts of their NFL careers.

• WR DeAndre Hopkins caught a 29-yard touchdown pass to start the second quarter, his second touchdown of the season. Hopkins had three receptions for 76 yards.

• CB Kareem Jackson tied for the team lead with six solo tackles and had a fumble recovery.

• WR Lestar Jean had two receptions for 21 yards.

• WR Andre Johnson extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 108 and his franchise record or games played to 145. Johnson led Texans receivers with four receptions for 89 yards.

• Johnson passed Jimmy Smith (862) into sole possession of 16th place on the NFL’s all-time receptions list. Johnson now has 864 receptions for his career.

• Johnson passed Don Maynard (11,834) to moving into 22nd place on the NFL’s all-time receiving list on a 42-yard reception from Keenum in the third quarter, tied for the longest pass-play by the Texans in 2013.

• QB Case Keenum made his NFL debut and the first start of his career.

• Keenum completed his first pass attempt, a 10-yard completion to Andre Johnson for a first down.

• Keenum threw the first touchdown pass of his NFL career on a 29-yard completion to Hopkins to start the second quarter.

• Keenum’s 271 yards passing are the most ever by a Texans quarterback in their first start with the team. T.J. Yates had the previous high of 188 yards vs. Atlanta on Dec. 4, 2011.

• FS Shiloh Keo intercepted a fourth quarter Alex Smith pass and returned it 4 yards, the second interception of his career and first since Dec. 10, 2012 at New England.

• P Shane Lechler punted five times for a 49.8 yard average, including a long of 58, with three punts being downed inside the 20.

• CB Elbert Mack and ILB Mike Mohamed made their Texans debuts on the opening kickoff of the game.

• NT Earl Mitchell recorded his first sack of the season and his first since Dec. 18, 2011 vs. Carolina.

• WR DeVier Posey caught one pass for 42 yards, a career long, and tied for the longest pass-play of the 2013 season.

• RB Ben Tate had 15 carries for 50 yards, including a long of 10.

• DE J.J. Watt sacked Alex Smith for a 3-yard loss, giving him 4.5 sacks on the season and 30.5 for his career, tied with Mario Williams for the most sacks by a Texan through their first three seasons with the club.

• Watt tied for the team lead with six solo tackles and also forced a Jamal Charles fumble in the third quarter that led to a Texans field goal.

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