Kansas City Defeats Houston, 42-34, to Remain Unbeaten

Alex Smith tossed three touchdowns in the victory

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans, 42-34, to remain undefeated on Sunday night at NRG Stadium.

The Chiefs scored on eight of 10 offensive possessions, tallying 450 total yards of offense, as quarterback Alex Smith completed 29 of 37 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns.

Smith found running back Charcandrick West for a pair of scores in the first half and wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas for another in the fourth quarter.

Tyreek Hill put an exclamation point on the victory, returning a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and effectively putting the game out of reach.

Kicker Harrison Butker, playing in his second career game, connected on five field goals for Kansas City.

Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce hauled in a team-leading eight catches for 98 yards, doing so all in the first half. Kelce was injured in the closing seconds of the half and did not return as the Chiefs evaluated the fifth-year tight end for a concussion.

Rookie running back Kareem Hunt continued his record-shattering ways, rushing for 107 yards on 29 carries. The rookie tailback is just the second player in NFL history to tally 100-plus yards from scrimmage in each of his first five career games, joining Adrian Peterson.

The win marked Kansas City's ninth consecutive victory on the road, matching the franchise record set in 1966-67. 

The Chiefs will look to remain perfect next week as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 5 matchup against the Texans

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