Chiefs offense explodes after being down 24-0

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Houston Texans are going to be the latest team mocked for having a huge lead. Only to lose the contest.

The Texans were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs, 51-31, on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II celebrates after throwing a touchdown in the NFL Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans
Patrick Mahomes II celebrates after throwing a touchdown in the NFL Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans (Photo by Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Photo)

In the first quarter, the Texans led 21-0. Houston was up 24-0 before Kansas City even scored.

However, over the final three quarters, they were held to just seven points.

Kansas City had an historic comeback to win the contest. In fact, they are the first team in NFL history to win by 20 or more points after being down by 20 or more points.

The Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Jan. 19th in the AFC Championship game. The teams will do battle at 3:05 pm EST.

This is the second straight year that the Chiefs have hosted the AFC Championship game. One year ago, they were defeated by the New England Patriots.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II went 23 of 35 for 321 yards. He threw five touchdown passes.

Mahomes had seven carries for 53 yards. Travis Kelce had 10 receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson went 31 of 52 for 388 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Carlos Hyde had 13 carries for 44 yards. DeAndre Hopkins had nine receptions for 118 yards.

Kansas City outscored Houston, 23-7, in the second half. Damien Williams scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Following this score, Harrison Butker’s extra point missed.

Williams also scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown. Mahomes II hit Blake Bell for an eight-yard touchdown reception. Butker also made a 24-yard field goal.

Texans’ Watson scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown.

The Chiefs outscored the Texans, 28-24, in the first half. Mahomes hit Williams for a 17-yard touchdown reception. Mahomes also connected with Travis Kelce for a five-yard touchdown reception.

Mahomes and Kelce also connected on a six-yard touchdown reception. The third time that Mahomes and Kelce connected for a touchdown, it was for a five-yard touchdown reception.

Texans’ Watson hit Kenny Stills for a 54-yard touchdown reception. Lonnie Johnson Jr. scored on a 10-yard return for a touchdown after a blocked punt.

Watson also connected with Darren Fells for a four-yard touchdown reception. Ka’imi Fairbairn also made a 31-yard field goal.

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