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Halftime Recap: Chiefs Lead Texans, 13-0, Through Two Quarters of Play

Knile Davis started the game off with a return touchdown


The Kansas City Chiefs lead the Houston Texans, 13-0, at halftime from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Knile Davis started the NFL playoffs with a bang when he returned the opening kickoff for 106 yards and a touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 7-0 lead just 11 seconds into the game.

Cairo Santos added two 49-yard field goals in the second quarter, and the Kansas City defense forced four Houston turnovers to extend the Chiefs lead to 13-0 into the half.

The Texans had first-and-goal at the Kansas City 2-yard line late in the second quarter, but they could not score against the Chiefs defense. On first down, J.J. Watt, brought into the offense, was stuffed at the line. On second down, quarterback Brian Hoyer threw an interception into the hands of linebacker Josh Mauga.

Safety Eric Berry and cornerback Marcus Peters also each had an interception in the half. Defensive linemen Allen Bailey and Jaye Howard each recorded a sack. Bailey's sack caused a fumble that Dontari Poe recovered.

Tight end Travis Kelce leads the Chiefs in receptions, compiling 5 for 58 yards in the first half. Alex Smith is 8 for 12 for 73 yards passing and has 1 interception.

The Texans will receive the ball to begin the second half.

Photos from Chiefs Wild Card matchup against the Texans

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