Game Notes: Week 1, Texans at Chiefs

THE TEXANS…

  • Held the Chiefs scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since they were held scoreless in Week 11 of 2019 vs. Baltimore
  • Held a team scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since Week 15 of 2019 at Tennessee
  • Held Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to his third-lowest yards per attempt (6.6) in a game in his career
  • Held the Chiefs to 8.8 yards per completion, which marked their lowest total since the start of the 2018 season
  • Had a quarterback and running back rush for a touchdown in the same game for the third time since the start of the 2019 season
  • Had six players total five-or-more total tackles, which was only the sixth time the Texans have done so in a game since the start of the 2019 season
  • Converted all three red zone opportunities into touchdowns, marking only the third time since the start of the 2019 season the team had a perfect red zone touchdown percentage in a game with at least three red zone touchdowns
  • Gained 360 total net yards (118 rushing, 242 passing) and 21 first downs (eight rushing, 13 passing)
  • Converted 4-of-10 third-down attempts (40.0 percent), 1-of-1 fourth down attempts (100.0 percent), 3-of-3 red zone attempts (100.0 percent) and 3-of-4 goal-to-go attempts (75.0 percent)
  • Held the Chiefs to 203 net passing yards, which was their fifth-lowest total since the start of the 2018 season
  • Averaged 5.4 yards per rushing attempt, which is the sixth-highest mark by Houston since Week 1 of 2019

SCORING PLAYS

  • 1st Quarter – RB David Johnson scored on a 19-yard run to finish off a nine-play, 80-yard drive (5:12) and give Houston a 7-0 lead after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt
  • 4th Quarter – TE Jordan Akins caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson to complete a 10-play, 75-yard drive (4:10) and cut the Chiefs' lead to 31-13
  • 4th Quarter – QB Deshaun Watson scored on a one-yard run to end a nine-play, 65-yard drive (2:51) and cut the Chiefs' lead to 31-20 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • The following six Texans were inactive for the game: CB Cornell Armstrong, ILB Dylan Cole, WR Keke Coutee, FB Cullen Gillaspia, OLB Jonathan Greenard and T Charlie Heck
  • The following two Texans did not play in the game: G/T Brent Qvale and QB AJ McCarron
  • Kansas City won the toss and elected to defer. Houston received the opening kickoff

TE JORDAN AKINS

  • Finished with two receptions for 39 yards (19.5 avg.) and one receiving touchdown
  • Caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson in the fourth quarter
  • Logged his third career touchdown reception and first since Week 3 of 2019 at the L.A. Chargers
  • Became the first Texans tight end to catch a receiving touchdown in Week 1 since 2013

ILB ZACH CUNNINGHAM

  • Led the team with eight total tackles (six solo)
  • Recorded six total tackles in the first half, which was tied for the fifth-most by a Texan since Week 1 of 2018

WR WILL FULLER V

  • Finished with eight receptions for 112 yards (14.0 avg.) and a game-long 31-yard reception
  • Tied for the second-most receptions in a game in his career
  • Logged the sixth-most receiving yards in a game in his career
  • Joined Andre Johnson as the only players in franchise history with multiple 100-yard receiving games in Week 1
  • Joined Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins as the only players in team history with a 100-yard receiving game in each of their first five seasons
  • Tied Andre Johnson for the fourth-most receiving yards by a Texans receiver in a Week 1 contest
  • Passed Arian Foster (2,268) for the fifth-most receiving yards in Texans history
  • Passed Ben Tate (2,279) for the 10th-most scrimmage yards in Texans history
  • Extended his streak to 43 consecutive games with a reception to start his career, which is the second-longest streak in franchise history to start a career and the fourth-longest reception streak in team history
  • Notched the third career game with at least eight receptions and 100 receiving yards
  • Has caught a pass of at least 30 yards in each of his first five seasons in the NFL

RB DAVID JOHNSON

  • Led the Texans with 77 rushing yards on 11 carries (7.0 avg.) and scored one rushing touchdown
  • Caught three passes for 32 yards (10.7 avg.)
  • Scored the first touchdown of the 2020 NFL season on a 19-yard run in the first quarter to give Houston a 7-0 lead
  • Averaged 7.0 yards per rushing attempt, which was his highest career average in a game (min. 10 attempts)
  • Became the eighth running back since 2004 with at least 6,000 all-purpose yards and 50 total touchdowns in his first 65 career games
  • Joined Carlos Hyde and Lamar Miller as the only Texans running backs since 2016 with 100 total scrimmage yards and one touchdown in a game
  • Became the first Texans running back to score a rushing touchdown in his first game with the team since Ben Tate in 2011
  • Scored the fourth first quarter rushing touchdown by a Texans player since 2018
  • Logged his longest rush since Week 11 of the 2018 season vs. Oakland and the longest rushing touchdown since Week 10 of the 2016 vs. the 49ers, both as a member of the Cardinals
  • Accumulated at least 100 scrimmage yards for the first time since Week 5 of 2019 when he was a member of the Cardinals
  • Recorded the most first half scrimmage yards (62) by a Texans running back since Week 9 of 2019 (Duke Johnson)

OLB JACOB MARTIN

  • Finished with two solo tackles and 1.0 sack
  • Sacked Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes for a loss of eight yards at the Houston 44-yard line. Martin now owns 7.5 career sacks (2018-20)
  • Recorded the first sack by a Texans player on the first drive of a game since he did so in Week 12 of 2019 vs. Indianapolis

ILB BENARDRICK MCKINNEY

  • Finished with seven total tackles (five solo) and one tackle for loss
  • Leads the AFC in total tackles since 2016 with 437
  • Logged his 35th career tackle for loss, which marks the seventh-most in franchise history
  • Tied Mario Williams (77) for the fifth-most games with a tackle by a Texans player in their first six seasons

S ERIC MURRAY

  • Finished with seven total tackles (three solo)
  • Tallied the second-most total tackles in a game in his career (seven) and was his most since Week 9 of 2018

CB JOHN REID

  • Totaled five solo tackles and one special teams tackle in his first NFL game
  • Notched the most solo tackles by a defensive back in Texans history in their NFL debut
  • Recorded the third-most solo tackles by a Texans player in their NFL debut
  • Tied Glover Quin for the second-most total tackles (five) by a Texans defensive back in their first-career NFL game
  • Tied for the fifth-most solo tackles by a rookie defensive back in their first game since Week 1 of 2018

S JUSTIN REID

  • Recorded five solo tackles and one pass defensed
  • Passed Kareem Jackson (163) for the ninth-most tackles by a Texans player in their first three seasons
  • Became the 12th player in franchise history with a tackle in each of his first 32 games

QB DESHAUN WATSON

  • Completed 20-of-32 passes (62.5 percent) for 253 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception and a 84.5 rating
  • Ran for 27 yards and one touchdown on six carries (4.5 avg.)
  • Passed David Carr (1,235) for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in franchise history and the eighth-most rushing yards by any player in team history
  • Tied Matthew Stafford for the fourth-most passing touchdowns (72) by a player in their first 39 games
  • Registered his seventh game with at least one passing and one rushing touchdown since entering the NFL in 2017, which ranks third in the NFL behind Dak Prescott (11) and Josh Allen (nine)
  • Tied David Carr (30) for the second-most games in franchise history with at least 200 passing yards
  • Joined Russell Wilson and Cam Newton as the only quarterbacks with 5,000 passing yards and 700 rushing yards in away games in their first four seasons
  • Became the only quarterback in NFL history with three career rushing touchdowns in Arrowhead Stadium

DE J.J. WATT

  • Finished with three total tackles (two solo) and two quarterback hits
  • Notched his first two quarterback hits of the season and owns 267 career quarterback hits, which is the most in the NFL since QBHs became an official stat
  • Registered his 68th career game with multiple quarterback hits, which tied Jared Allen (68) for the most games with multiple quarterback hits in NFL history

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