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Chiefs vs Texans NFL Week One Capsule

Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT HOUSTON TEXANS

SERIES

CHIEFS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER Series tied: 3-3  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Andy Reid: 5-0 Bill O’Brien: 0-0
LAST GAME 10/20/13: Texans 16 at Chiefs 17. Kansas City QB Alex Smith and RB Jamaal Charles each rush for TDs. Chiefs LB Tamba Hali totals 7 tackles & 2.5 sacks.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/10: Texans 35, Chiefs 31. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 2 4th quarter TDs. Texans QB Matt Shaub completes 25 passes for 305 yards & 2 TDs (123.9 passer rating).
REFEREE Pete Morelli
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 136 (KC), 93 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.).

2014 STATS

PASSING Smith: 303-464-3265-18-6-93.4 Hoyer (Cle.): 242-438-3326-12-13-76.5
RUSHING Charles: 206-1033-5.0-9 (T1C) Blue: 169-528-3.1-2
RECEIVING Maclin (Phi.): 85-1318-15.5-10 Hopkins: 76-1210-15.9-6
OFFENSE 318.8 344.6
TAKE/GIVE -3 +12 (T1C)
DEFENSE 330.5 348.2
SACKS Houston: 22.0 (1L) Watt: 20.5 (2L)
INTs 2 tied: 1 Demps (NYG), Moore (Den.): 4
PUNTING Colquitt: 44.6 Lechler: 46.3
KICKING Santos: 113 (38/38 PAT; 25/30 FG) Bullock: 130 (40/40 PAT; 30/35 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Since joining KC in 2013, QB ALEX SMITH is 19-11 (.633) as starter, the most wins by QB in 1st 2 seasons with club. Since 2011, is 38-16-1 (.700) as starter & has passed for 11,453 yards & 71 TDs vs. 23 INTs with 92.7 rating… RB JAMAAL CHARLES has 14 TDs in past 13 overall (9 rush, 5 receiving). Averages 5.5 yards per att. for career, highest of any NFL RB in history (min. 750 att.)…WR JEREMY MACLIN makes Chiefs debut. In 6 seasons with Eagles (2009-14), posted 343 catches for 4,771 yards & 36 TDs. In 2014, led Phi. with career-highs in catches (85) & receiving yards (1,318) with 10 TDs, tied for career-best. In 2014, TE TRAVIS KELCE ranked 3rd among AFC TEs with 862 receiving yards & joined TONY GONZALEZ & WALTER WHITE as only Chiefs TEs with 800-yard receiving season…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON led league with franchise-record 22 sacks in 2014, tied for 2nd-most in single-season of any NFL player since 1982. Has 10 sacks in past 6 & aims for 7th in row with sack…TEXANS: QB BRIAN HOYER makes Texans debut. Started 13 of 14 games with Cle. in 2014, passing for career-high 3,326 yards & 12 TDs…In 3 career starts, RB ALFRED BLUE has 310 scrimmage yards (280 rush, 30 rec., 103.3 per game), incl. career-high 156 rush yards on 11/16/14 vs. Cle…WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS led team with career-best 1,210 receiving yards in 2014, incl. 4 100-yard games. In only career meeting, had 3 catches for 76 yards (25.3 avg.) & TD. WR CECIL SHORTS III makes Hou. debut. In 4 seasons with Jax. (2011-14), posted 176 catches for 2,343 yards & 12 TDs…2-time NFL AP Defensive POY J.J. WATT ranked 2nd in NFL with 20.5 sacks in 2014. Only player since 1982 with 2 20+ sack seasons. In 2014, became 1st player in NFL history with 3+ off. TDs, 2 TDs on takeaways & safety in same season. 5-time Pro Bowl DT VINCE WILFORK makes Texans debut. In 11 seasons with NE (2004-14), started 148 of 158 games & posted 16 sacks & 3 INTs. Since entering NFL in 2006, CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH has 5 INT-TDs, tied for most in AFC (ED REED).


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