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).
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.