HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Brian Hoyer had 5 turnovers and the Houston Texans were demolished by the Kansas City Chiefs 30-0 on Saturday in the Wild Card playoff game at NRG Stadium.
The Texans lost the game and played most of the second half without their star defensive end J.J. Watt as he left in the 3rd quarter with a groin injury and never returned.
The game didn’t start well for the Texans as the opening kickoff was taken back 106 yards by the Chiefs Knile Davis.
The teams would trade punts as Brian Hoyer took over deep in Texans territory. On third down he would throw the ball right to the Chiefs Eric Berry for an interception.
Alex Smith would return the favor as a pass of his on the next drive was tipped and landed in the hands of Brian Cushing.
The ensuing Texans drive would have disaster strike again. As Hoyer marched the Texans down the field Chris Clark was shoved into him by a Chiefs player and Hoyer fumbled the ball allowing the Chiefs to take over near midfield.
After trading punts, the Chiefs would march down and have a drive stall out before settling for a 49-yard field goal to make their lead 13-0.
The Texans would move down the field thanks to a big Alfred Blue run of 49 yards. In a goal line set, J.J. Watt would line up as the quarterback and try to run it in but he lost a yard. The very next play Hoyer threw his second interception of the game.
The Chiefs would punt and with the ball near midfield just past the two minute warning the Texans would look for points. The Chiefs had other designs as Hoyer threw one up for grabs for his third interception of the half.
After trailing 13-0 at halftime the Texans opening drive of the half, with Hoyer at quarterback, stalled just past midfield.
The Chiefs would finally find the endzone on offense. Leading 13-0 the Alex Smith led the Chiefs on an 11 play, 94-yard drive finished by a Chris Conley touchdown catch. On the drive, J.J. Watt left after taking a while to get up, returned, and then left again. He would be deemed questionable to return with a groin injury.
The Texans would answer with a three and out.
The Chiefs would march down the field for a 71-yard drive on eight plays that culminated with a five-yard touchdown run by Spencer Ware. 27-0 Chiefs.
Brian Hoyer’s ball security would be an issue again on the following drive. On a fourth down he would fumble the ball but recover it turning the Texans over on downs.
The Chiefs punted. Then Brian Hoyer turned the ball over for the fifth time as he threw another interception.
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