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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Texans 35, Chiefs 31

By Bill Williamson

HOUSTON -- A look at a big game for the Kansas City Chiefs.

What It Means: The Chiefs are a competitive team, but they are still learning how to win. They were outclassed by the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter, losing the game on a short pass from Matt Schaub to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds to go. The Chiefs had a 24-14 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Chiefs are now 3-2 after starting the season 3-0.

Tomorrow’s Talker: The young Kansas City defense fell apart in the fourth quarter, allowing the Texans to score three touchdowns. It was strong prior to that point. Houston is an explosive offense and it made the plays it had to, ruining the Chiefs' day.

Big Revelation: Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe can be a positive for the Chiefs. After both played poorly last week at Indianapolis, the two hooked up for two touchdown plays Sunday. Both players looked good and showed they can make plays.

What’s Next: The Chiefs’ schedule starts to ease. They play Jacksonville at home next Sunday, which will be Kansas City’s first home game since Week 3. It then hosts Buffalo the following week.