The Houston Texans lead the Kansas City Chiefs, 13-3, through two quarters of play at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has the only touchdown of the game.
After cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted Brock Osweiler in the end zone early in the first quarter, the Chiefs gave the ball right back on the next possession when center Mitch Morse snapped the ball over the head of Alex Smith for a fumble. Defensive end JJ Watt recovered the loose ball at the Chiefs 27-yard line.
With a short field, it only took the Texans one play, a 27-yard pass from Osweiler to Hopkins, to take the 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos tied a career long with a 53-yard field goal and Texans kicker Nick Novak added a 32-yarder to make it 10-3 Texans.
Late in the second quarter, running back Spencer Ware fumbled at the Houston 49-yard line. Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson recovered the ball and returned it 52 yards to the Kansas City 14. But even with short field, the Chiefs defense forced Houston into a 24-yard field goal for a 13-3 Houston lead.
Derrick Johnson recorded his first sack of the season and leads the Chiefs with 6 tackles (5 solo). JJ Watt and John Simon each had 1.5 sacks in the half. The Texans have forced the Chiefs into 3 lost fumbles and have outgained the Kansas City, 181-127.
The Chiefs will receive the ball to begin the third quarter.
Photos from the Chiefs Week 2 matchup against the Houston Texans.