The Kansas City Chiefs topped the Houston Texans in a hard-fought 34-20 win, Friday, Sep. 11, 2020 in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. They deployed a rushing game that produced 166 yards, one rushing touchdown, to support a Patrick Mahomes performance of 211 yards and three touchdowns.
Mahomes contributed to this win by completing 24 of 32 passes, finishing the game with 211 yards, zero interceptions, three touchdowns and a QB rating of 123.30.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams led the rushing game for the Chiefs. Edwards-Helaire rushed for 138 yards from carrying the football 25 times. Edwards-Helaire was helped by Williams who carried the football seven times for a total of 23 yards. In the passing game, Mahomes was most successful throwing the ball to Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill. Watkins caught seven passes for a total of 82 yards, while Hill contributed with 46 yards from five passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of four sacks , no forced fumbles, four tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the Chiefs.
In a losing effort for the Texans, Deshaun Watson attempted 32 passes and completed 20 of them. This performance resulted in 253 yards, one interception, one touchdown and a passer rating of 84.50 for the game.
The rushing game for the Texans was led by Duke Johnson and David Johnson. For the game, Johnson rushed for 14 yards from carrying the football five times. Meanwhile Johnson carried the ball 11 times for a total of 77 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Texans included Will Fuller and Randall Cobb. Fuller caught eight passes for a total of 112 yards, while Cobb contributed with 23 yards from two passes.
In their loss, the Texans defense contributed with no forced fumbles and zero tackles to go along with one sack and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Texans defense was not enough help get a win.
With the win, the Chiefs leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Texans record for the season is now 0-1.