- KC 314
- 226 HOU
- KC 1
- 5 HOU
- KC 18
- 14 HOU
- Houston, TX 77054
- Line: KC -3.0
- Over/Under: 40
Chiefs' Mauga, Texans' Blue earn game balls
How far can Chiefs go?
Knile Davis 106 Yd Kickoff Return (Cairo Santos Kick)
0 plays, 0 yards, 0:11
Cairo Santos 49 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 27 yards, 2:30
Cairo Santos 49 Yd Field Goal
6 plays, 40 yards, 3:29
Chris Conley 9 Yd pass from Alex Smith (Cairo Santos Kick)
11 plays, 94 yards, 5:23
Spencer Ware 5 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick)
8 plays, 71 yards, 4:13
Cairo Santos 33 Yd Field Goal
4 plays, 6 yards, 2:13
DeAndre Hopkins had 69 Rec yds Saturday. The rest of the team had 67 Rec yds combined.
Kansas City's defense contributed 19.5 points to its 30-point scoring margin, the second-highest defensive EPA in the last five postseasons behind Seattle's performance in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Broncos.
Brian Hoyer had a 1.7 Total QBR against the Chiefs, the third-lowest QBR in a playoff game in the last 10 seasons and lowest since the Panthers Jake Delhomme turned the ball over six times against the Cardinals in the 2008 Divisional round.
Brian Hoyer was 3-of-11 for 25 yards and 4 interceptions passing between the painted field numbers Saturday. During the Chiefs 10-game win streak they allowed 3 Pass TD with 14 interceptions on passes thrown between the painted field numbers.
The Chiefs sent 4 or fewer pass rushers on 84% (31-of-37) of Brian Hoyer's dropbacks Saturday. Hoyer went 12-of-28 with all 4 interceptions and all 3 sacks against such pass rushes.This was only the 2nd time this season a team generated 4 interceptions when sending 4 or fewer pass rushers in a game. The other was also by the Chiefs in Week 10 against the Broncos.
The Chiefs 30-0 shutout of the Texans is the largest postseason road shutout since the merger and the 3rd-largest in NFL playoff history.
Alex Smith was 8-of-9 for 83 yards and a touchdown when using play-action Saturday after going 11-of-14 for 149 yards and 2 TD on play-action in Week 1 against the Texans. Smith had 2 play-action pass TD in every other game this season.
Travis Kelce had more yards after the catch (73) Saturday than the rest of the Chiefs had receiving yards (62). Kelce's 73 yards after the catch Saturday were the 4th-most by a tight end in a game this season.
J.J. Watt was a complete non-factor in Saturday's Wild Card game. He finished with fewer solo tackles than 4 of Houston's offensive players (Nate Washington, DeAndre Hopkins, Alfred Blue and Ryan Griffin).
The Texans are the 3rd team in last 15 seasons with 4 turnovers in the 1st half of a playoff game.2014 NFC Championship: Seahawks had 4 turnovers in the 1st half vs Packers, trailed 16-0 at halftime, and came back to win 28-22 in OT.2011 Divisional Round: Saints had 4 turnovers in the 1st half against Alex Smith's 49ers (49ers won 36-32).
According to Elias, Knile Davis' 106-yard kickoff return touchdown was the fifth kickoff return touchdown to begin a game in postseason history.The last time it happened was in Super Bowl XLI when the Bears' Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown.
Knile Davis has the 2nd kickoff return TD in Chiefs playoff history. Dante Hall had the other in the 2004 season versus the Colts.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck tried his hand at auto racing on Wednesday, doing a few laps with former Indy 500 champion Mario Andretti.
Broncos offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo will get a shot at guard this season, but the coaches know he also has the ability to play tackle.
New York Jets DT Sheldon Richardson is keeping a positive attitude regarding his offseason workouts and possible discipline from the NFL.
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini says that with Ryan Fitzpatrick still unsigned, Geno Smith led the first-team offense and looked sharp on Wednesday and Smith said he sees this as an opportunity.
ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards explains that kicker Blair Walsh will be able to put last year's wild-card field goal miss behind him because the Vikings will provide the opportunity for him to get back in similar situations over and over again.
Undrafted rookie Claudell Louis relishes the chance to play for Buffalo, an opportunity he didn't think possible on his accidental path to football.