Chiefs Squeeze Past Texans, 17-16

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Jamaal Charles had a big day running the football, leading the way to a close win for the Chiefs over the Texans, 17-16, at home.

Alex Smith finished the game 23 of 34 with 240 yards passing, one touchdown (0 pass, 1 rush) and one pick. On the Texans side, Case Keenum went 15 for 25 with 271 yards passing, one touchdown and one fumble.

Charles was a standout player for the Chiefs, rushing for 86 yards on 21 attempts with a touchdown in addition to three receptions for 37 yards with one fumble. Dexter McCluster pulled in four balls for 70 yards.

The Kansas City defensive unit led the way to a victory, giving up 73 yards rushing and 221 passing. They harassed Keenum and the Texans offensive line with an imposing five sacks.

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a big day with 76 receiving yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Andre Johnson also had a noteworthy performance with 89 receiving yards.

The Chiefs are at home to take on the Browns (3-3) next week while the Texans will meet the Colts (4-2), also at home.


Texans Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B 82 C. Keenum 15 25 221 1 0


Chiefs Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C+ 79 A. Smith 23 34 231 0 1


Texans Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C 74 B. Tate RB 15 50 3.3 0
- - A. Foster RB 4 11 2.8 0
B 82 C. Keenum QB 3 10 3.3 0


Chiefs Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A 92 J. Charles RB 21 86 4.1 1
C+ 79 A. Smith QB 6 28 4.7 1
- - K. Davis RB 2 5 2.5 0


Texans Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B+ 90 A. Johnson WR 4 89 22.3 0
A 93 D. Hopkins WR 3 76 25.3 1
C+ 79 D. Posey WR 1 42 42.0 0


Chiefs Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B 84 D. McCluster WR 4 70 17.5 0
B 83 D. Bowe WR 5 66 13.2 0
A 92 J. Charles RB 3 37 12.3 0