On the stat sheet, it was a quiet debut for Kevin Johnson.
The rookie cornerback notched a tackle on defense and a tackle on special teams.
But there was nothing quiet about his first half collision with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
"I was just in Cover 2, so the play got extended," Johnson said of the pass play. "I saw him coming
across the field and came over and tried to hit him. That's how I got the thigh bruise. His knee went into my thigh."
Kelce had to leave the field, but returned to action later in the half. Johnson kept playing.
In all, Johnson said he was disappointed because the Texans lost, but had a memorable first experience.
"It was exciting, you know, my first NFL game," Johnson said. "Losing is never a good feeling. We got to come in next week, put in work, and get better."
Johnson and the Texans will work on Monday, have Tuesday off, and then practice Wednesday through Friday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. They face the Panthers in Charlotte next Sunday.
View photos from the tailgating scene prior to Sunday's game against the Chiefs.