Chiefs win 10th straight, defeat Texans to kick off 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kansas City Chiefs started this season off like they did last year. The Chiefs, the reigning Super Bowl Champions, has now won 10 straight games.

The Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans, 34-20, on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the 2020 season. Due to coronavirus restrictions, there were 15,895 fans in attendance to see their beloved Chiefs in action.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes attempts a passes as he is pressured by J.J. Watt against the Houston Texans
Patrick Mahomes attempts a passes as he is pressured by J.J. Watt against the Houston Texans (Photo by the Associated Press/Charlie Riedel)

At one point this year, it looked like the NFL would not play any games due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the league insisted that they would get through the season.

Several head coaches and players have tested positive for the virus. Other players insisted on not playing due to the virus. But the league went on despite those, who elected not to play.

“I’m proud of our players but I’m also proud of our fans. They came out there. They were loud,” said Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who claimed he didn’t notice some booing from fans during a pregame moment of unity involving both teams.

“Obviously, our players, both sides of the ball and special teams , I thought they were solid,” Reid continued. “For the first game there were some good things that were done, some great individual performances.”

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II put on another show. He wen 24 of 32 for 211 yards with three touchdowns.

Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 25 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown. Sammy Watkins — who at one time did not know if he was returning to the Chiefs in the off-season — led the team with seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson went 20 of 32 for 253 yards. He also had one touchdown pass and one interception.

David Johnson — who was in his first game following a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Cardinals in the off-season — had 11 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown. William Fuller V led the Texans with eight receptions for 112 yards.

“There’s a lot to fix,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “It’s only one game. We have to improve pretty quickly. But it’s only one game . We have to get back to work pretty soon and fix these things.”

Travis Kelce, Watkins, and Tyreek Hill caught touchdowns from Mahomes II. Edwards-Helaire also scored on a 27-yard rushing touchdown.

Harrison Butker also made two field goals.

Jordan Akins caught a touchdown reception from Watson. Following the core, the Texans failed to convert on a two-point conversion.

Watson and Johnson also scored rushing touchdowns.

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