David Johnson scores in Texans debut

It didn't take long for David Johnson to make an impact.

Johnson had one of the lone highlights for the Texans in their 34-20 loss at Kansas City.

The running back finished with 11 carries for 77 yards and a first quarter touchdown. He also caught three passes for 32 yards.

"He ran hard," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's a very good player. He did a lot of things well. A lot of things we can build on. He ran the ball, he caught passes out of the backfield."

Johnson got the Texans on the board early when he took a handoff from Deshaun Watson and weaved 19 yards and up to the right sideline for a score. The Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point gave the Texans a 7-0 advantage.

The 9-play, 80 yard drive burned 5:12 off the game clock.

On the drive, Johnson carried twice for 28 yards, and also caught the 5-yard completion. With that score, he became the eighth running back since 2005 to pick up 5,000 yards from scrimmage with 50 touchdowns through his first 65 career games.

Watson liked what he saw from Johnson.

"Hard runner," Watson said. "Great vision. Plays to the final whistle. Finding a new rhythm of a new offense and getting his feet wet. He did a good job of making plays and running the ball."

The Texans return to Houston, and in the coming days will begin preparations for their Week 2 matchup with the Ravens.

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