Inside the Box Score: Chiefs 17, Texans 16

Inside the Box Score: Chiefs 17, Texans 16
October 21, 2013, 8:30 am
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The Texans lost 17-16 to the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. The loss was their fifth in a row and dropped them to a 2-5 record heading into the bye week.

Here are some more stats from the loss at Arrowhead:

  • The Texans’ defense gave up over 300 yards of offense (they gave up 357) for the first time this season, which snapped a seven-game streak. But, hey, the Texans won the turnover battle for the first time in 2013.
  • Reports have surfaced that Brian Cushing is out for the remainder of the season. Here’s a reminder of how the Texans did without him after his season ended early in 2012: With Cushing last year, they gave up 275.6 yards per game. Without him, they gave up 342.2.
  • J.J. Watt sacked Alex Smith once on Sunday. He now has 4.5 this year and 30.5 in his career. That tied Mario Williams for the most sacks by a Texans through their first three seasons.
  • Case Keenum was sacked five times on Sunday. It was the first time the Texans gave up five sacks since Dec. 11, 2011 against Bengals. It was the ninth time in Kubiak era that they've given up five sacks. The Texans are 4-5 in those games.
  • Keenum’s passer rating of 110.6 is the highest mark for a Texan this season, topping Schaub’s 110.0 in the opener. Keenum is the first quarterback not named Schaub to have a passer rating over 110 for the Texans since 2011, when Matt Leinart did it in his only start as a Texan. But Leinart threw for just 57 yards in that game. Keenum threw for 271, which is a record for a quarterback making his first start for the Texans.
  • The Texans are 24-14 when the quarterback has a passer rating over 110.
  • Andre Johnson caught four balls for 89 yards and extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 108 and his franchise record or games played to 145.
  • With 864 career receptions, Johnson passed Jimmy Smith (862) into sole possession of 16th place on the NFL’s all-time receptions list. Johnson also passed Don Maynard (11,834) to moving into 22nd place on the NFL’s all-time receiving list in the third quarter on Sunday.
  • Through his first six games, DeAndre Hopkins has 28 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns. He’s the first rookie receiver with those numbers through seven games since A.J. Green in 2011 and the 14th since 1960. Andre Johnson had 35 catches for 495 yards and two touchdowns through seven games in his rookie season.

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