Good morning, Addicts! How goes does it feel to be 1-0? Pretty damn good. The Kansas City Chiefs took care of business against the Houston Texans and won 27-20, dominating for the most part. It was awesome to see the offense moving the ball while the defense racked up five sacks. It was beautiful.
Here is the news you need to know:
"The Chiefs were up by 14 in the second quarter when Justin Houston sacked Hoyer, forcing a fumble. Kansas City recovered it and a 7-yard touchdown reception by Jamaal Charles pushed the lead to 27-6."
Eric Fisher says he never asked out of the lineup – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"The Chiefs instead started the recently signed Jah Reid at right tackle in their 27-20 win over the Houston Texans. Fisher had missed the final three preseason games because of a sprained ankle but returned to practice and was a full participant in all of last week’s sessions."
Chiefs are tough to beat when they play like this – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"I didn’t even realize the Chiefs hadn’t been penalized until about 11 minutes left in the game when Jah Reid was flagged for holding. Reid was flagged earlier but it was declined. Considering he joined the team on Monday, found out he was starting this weekend and faced JJ Watt, that’s not too bad."
Justin Houston wants 25 sacks – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"The craziest part of this is that, based on his 22 sacks last year, this could be considered a realistic goal. Is it likely? Of course not, it would be the greatest pass rushing season in NFL history. No, it’s not likely. But it is possible."
The real problem with Eric Fisher not starting – Sam Mellinger of Kansas City Star
"The Chiefs beat the Texans 27-20 in the season opener Sunday at NRG Stadium, and the most important football development was a makeshift offensive line holding up pretty well against one of the NFL’s best defensive fronts."