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Sep 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) makes an interception during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 27-20 on Sunday, in a game that was not nearly as close as the final score would lead you to believe.

The Chiefs jumped out to a 27-9 lead at halftime, largely based off a pair of turnovers and a passing game that is suddenly potent. Alex Smith threw out of a clean pocket save for a pair of J.J. Watt sacks, and racked up 193 passing yards with three touchdowns in the first 30 minutes. The second half left something to be desired, although it appeared the team went intentionally conservative.

On defense, Marcus Peters nabbed his first career interception on the first defensive snap of his NFL life. The front seven was dominant, notching five sacks and, for the most part, stuffing the run game. It was exactly what you would like to see from the group.