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Chiefs Stay Undefeated, Beating Texans 17-16

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It was closer than what many expected, but at the end of the day, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Houston Texans, 17-16.

The Chiefs are now 7-0, and the sea of red keeps on rolling.

Kansas City may not be dominant offensively, but once again, this Jamaal Charles-led unit did enough to get by. The Chiefs’ star running back punched in another touchdown, pushing his total to six on the year, and he carried the ball 21 times for 86 yards. Charles also caught three passes for 37 yards.

Alex Smith went another week without a passing touchdown, and he threw an interception. He did run the ball six times for 28 yards though, and picked up a touchdown with his feet.

Overall, the Chiefs’ offensive unit put up 357 total yards.

Kansas City’s defense got the job done once again, holding the Texans to just 294 total yards, and only 73 yards on the ground—which is incredibly impressive.

First-time NFL starter Case Keenum threw for 271 yards and one touchdown for the Texans, but the Chiefs were able to force a fumble and once again got after the quarterback. Kansas City notched five more sacks, with Tamba Hali again leading the way.

Hali registered 2.5 sacks and six total tackles. Brandon Flowers and Derrick Johnson each also recorded a sack, and Justin Houston grabbed a half sack. Houston now has 10 sacks total on the season.

At the end of the day, it may not have been a dominant win, but it was a win for Kansas City, nevertheless. At the end of the day, that’s seven wins in a row for the Chiefs, and they haven’t lost a game this season.

Right now, that’s the only stat that matters.

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