Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams (26) scores a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans came out guns blazing against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Just like how the Titans overwhelmed the Ravens a day earlier, the lower seed seemingly had control of the entire game from the jump.

The Texans took a 7-0 lead on their first drive, with DeShaun Watson connecting with Kenny Stills on a deep touchdown. Then they blocked a Chiefs punt and took it home to make it 14-0 just minutes into the game. After a few more KC miscues, the Texans found themselves up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Bill O’Brien tempted the football gods on a 4th and 1 in Kansas City territory when he opted for a field goal instead of stepping on their necks, putting the Texans up 24-7 in the second quarter. Apparently that angered the Gods as they swung the momentum entirely over to the Chiefs from there on out.

After laying up on 4th and 1 on the previous drive, O’Brien decided to fake it on 4th down in Texans territory and the results were pretty bad.

Not only did the Chiefs stop the Texans and get the ball back, they immediately went to work converting it into a touchdown and cutting the lead down to 24-14.

On the ensuing kickoff, DeAndre Carter returned the ball and immediately coughed it up to Darwin Thompson, giving the Chiefs amazing field position.

Patrick Mahomes hit Travis Kelce on third down for their second touchdown connection, practically erasing the Texans lead altogether, making it a 24-21 game. That’s three touchdowns in three minutes for those keeping score.

In case you assumed that the Chiefs were going to roll over as the Ravens did on Saturday, think again. Still, a few minutes left in the first half and (apparently) anything can happen. Bill O’Brien is going to have to answer for some curious decisions in the first half, especially if Houston ends up losing this game.

It must be nice for Andy Reid not to be the coach making boneheaded decisions in a playoff game for once. Though, there is still time…


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.