Chiefs right back in it, of course

Darin Gantt

The Chiefs began crawling out of the hole the same way they got into it, with big plays on special teams.

After a 58-yard kickoff return led to their first touchdown, they cut the lead to 24-14 after a mysterious decision to fake punt by Texans coach Bill O’Brien deep in his own territory (after deciding to kick a short field goal on fourth-and-1 on the previous possession).

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Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen made a brilliant open field tackle of Texans safety Justin Reid on the attempt), which set up a quick touchdown to Travis Kelce.

Then Texans return man DeAndre Carter fumbled the next kickoff, and Kelce scored again to make it 24-21 in the second quarter, in a wild swing of events.

That capped a string of three touchdowns in three minutes and 24 seconds for the Chiefs, and what was once a blowout is now very much a game.

Or drunk, one of the two.

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