Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10

Rookie Jordan Akins 2 TDs

August 09, 2018 - 10:32 pm

The first kickoff of the 2018 Preseason was fielded by Tyler Ervin, who is returning from an injury that he suffered last season, with an 18-yard return. 

The long-awaited first series for Deshaun Watson started as well as a first preseason series could go: solid runs from Lamar Miller, a completed pass, and a first down. Instead of going for it on fourth and short, O'Brien sent out the 42-year-old, Shane Lechler. 

The Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes started the season with a pass to his safety blanket, Travis Kelce, for a first down. After that first down, the Chiefs struggled and went three and out. 

As expected, head coach Bill O'Brien sits Deshaun Watson and sends Brandon Weeden to run the offense. Two defensive penalties allowed the Texans to keep the ball moving down the field with a great catch from the rookie TE, Jordan Akins. The Texans on the board first, 7-0, with a 12 play, 68-yard drive.

With Patrick Mahomes still under center, the Houston Texans were able to get pressure on the second year QB and force a 4 and out.

The third series for the Texans was highlighted by a great screen with Troymaine Pope finding 34 yards behind great blocking. Brandon Weeden marched the Texans down the field and found Jordan Akins for the rookie's second touchdown in the game and extending the lead 14-0. 

Chad Henne takes over the Chiefs for their third drive and was picked-off from a tipped pass by Cunningham. 

Head coach Bill O'Brien had seen enough of Brandon Weeden and decided to see what the veteran special team/QB, Joe Webb III  could do on their fourth possession. The result? The Texans first three and out.

Kansas City comes back out with Chad Henne and strung together a 13 play, 90-yard touchdown to Demarcus Robinson. Texans lead 14-7.

The last possession of the first half ended with another three and out from Joe Webb III. 

The Chiefs down the ball sending us to halftime. 

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The Chiefs receive the ball to open the third quarter with former Houston Texan QB (4 days), Matt McGloin. A three and out and a punt to Braxton Miller receiving a fair catch.

Joe Webb III is under center to start the first possession of the third quarter. Webb showing what he can do gaining first downs with his feet and arm but coming away with a 31-yard field goal by Fairbairn, making it a double-digit lead, 17-7.

McGloin and the Chiefs drove down the field for 12 plays and 61yards resulting in a field goal. Texans lead the Chiefs 17-10.

Bringing some excitement to the 4th quarter, Webb III took a deep shot into the endzone, scrambled for a few first downs, and then... turnover on downs on fourth and one.

The Chiefs bring in a new quarterback, Chase Litton. Taking his squad down the field with scrambling, passes, and penalties culminating in a nearly ten minute, twenty-two play drive with a Texans goalline stand to seal the win.

Texans defeat the Chiefs 17-10.

 

Passing

Brandon Weeden: 9/11 97yds 2td 0int

Joe Webb III: 6/13 56yds

Deshaun Watson 1/1 4yds

 

Rushing

Joe Webb III: 4 42yds

Lamar Miller: 4 29yds

Troymaine Pope: 6 18yds

Alfred Blue: 8 14yds

Tyler Ervin: 2 12yds

Lavon Coleman: 1 0yds

 

Receiving

Troymaine Pope: 3 47yds

Braxton Miller: 3 28yds

Bruce Ellington: 3 22yds

Jordan Akins: 2 20yds

Stephen Anderson: 1 18yds

Matt Lengel: 2 14yds

Sammie Coates Jr.: 1 6yds

DeAndrew White: 1 2yds