The defending AFC South Champions, Houston Texans, fell to the Super Bowl Champions, Kansas City Chiefs, 34-20 in their week 1 debut. The absence of Deandre Hopkins was felt as passing appeared to be a bit limited. There are still holes in the defense, making it easy for Kansas City to move down the field. Quarterback Deshaun Watson got hit seven times which means the offensive line still has some tightening up to do. The Texans were held to 7 points well into the 4th quarter.
When asked how the team plans on bouncing back from the loss, Coach O’Brien said, “I don’t know. I think you learn a lot in the first game, especially this one. Obviously there were some good things in the game – obviously not enough, but there were a lot of things to build on. But at the end of the day when you look at the game, there were 20 missed tackles, too much inconsistency on offense. Special teams was OK. We need to really just have a great week. One day at a time. We need to have a great day today and have a great Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and be ready to go.”
It is only week one and Houston has been known to have a slow start to the season. The Texans will face the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.