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Knile Davis opens playoff game with 106-yard kickoff return

HOUSTON -- The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t return a kick for a touchdown all season but brought back the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown in Saturday’s playoff game against the Houston Texans. Knile Davis scored the touchdown.

Special-teams coordinator Dave Toub asks the returner to bring back most every kick he can get his hands on, and that’s what Davis did.

Davis returned a kickoff for a touchdown as a rookie in 2013 and one in 2014 as well.

A few nuggets on the play, from ESPN Stats and Info:

  • It was the Chiefs' first kickoff return for a touchdown since Week 8 of last season against the St. Louis Rams.

  • It was the second Chiefs' kickoff return TD in a playoff game (Dante Hall vs. Indianapolis Colts in 2004).

  • It was the first playoff kick-return TD since Percy Harvin's in Super Bowl XLVIII.

  • It was the first kickoff-return TD allowed by the Texans since Week 17 of the 2012 season.

  • It was the second-longest kickoff return in postseason history. Only Jacoby Jones' 108-yard TD in Super Bowl XLVII was longer.