Houston 35, Kansas City 31

Sunday, October 17, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 17, 2010
WHERE: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ron Winter
ATTENDANCE: 70926

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas City 7 7 10 7 31
Houston 0 7 7 21 35

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 3-2 2-0 1-2 L2
Houston 4-2 2-2 2-0 W1

Recap

Matt Schaub found Andre Johnson in the end zone with 28 seconds left in the game to lead the Houston Texans past the host Kansas City Chiefs 35-31 on Sunday.

Arian Foster rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns and Derrick Ward added a rushing score for the Texans (4-2), who battled back from a 21-7 deficit in the second half.

Trailing 31-21 after Thomas Jones rushed for a score for the Chiefs (3-2), Houston came right back, driving down the field to pull within 31-28 on Foster’s 1-yard touchdown run with 3:30 left.

After forcing a three-and-out, Schaub got the ball back on his own 20-yard line and needed nine plays to drive the 80 yards, capping the march with an 11-yard scoring pass to Johnson.

Matt Cassel came into the game with four touchdown passes in four starts this season for Kansas City, but got the offense on track early, leading a 15-play drive capped by a 2-yard touchdown pass to linebacker Mike Vrabel, who came in as a tight end.

Schaub brought the Texans back to tie it at 7-7 with a scoring pass to Joel Dreessen in the second, but Cassel found Dwayne Bowe with a 17-yard touchdown pass as the second quarter came to a close to give the Chiefs a 14-7 edge at the break.

Cassel and Bowe hooked up again early in the third, pushing it to 21-7 with a 42-yard bomb down the left side.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Kansas City   Houston
Thomas Jones Player Arian Foster
19 Attempts 18
100 Yards 71
5.3 Avg Yards 3.9
1 Touchdowns 2
19 Long 21
Receiving
Kansas City   Houston
Dwayne Bowe Player Andre Johnson
6 Receptions 8
108 Yards 138
18.0 Avg Yards 17.2
2 Touchdowns 1
42 Long 44

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Kansas City 417 228 189 4 1 0 2.0 0
Houston 421 132 289 5 0 0 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Texans have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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