Winners and Losers: Chiefs vs Texans

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Chris breaks down the wild AFC Divisional Round game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.

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Wow, what a game. The roller coaster of emotions involved in this one will be felt for years to come. There is no better way of gauging how this comeback win affects this franchise, unless they come out next week and smack Tennessee in the mouth. So many records went down thanks to this game. This is your winners and losers, AFC Divisional Round edition.

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Winners

Travis Kelce: 10 catches, 134 yards and 3 Touchdowns. Zeus put together a career performance when it mattered most. After dropping his first target of the game, every other pass that went his way but one was caught. Need him balling out next week for sure.

Frank Clark: Perfect time to let your nuts hang out. #55 tallied 3 sacks on Sunday, and showed us why the Chiefs traded for him. Great game from Clark.

Patrick Mahomes: 23/35 for 321 and 5 Touchdowns. The stat line does not do him the justice he deserves. It goes beyond the touchdowns or yards. MVPat is the leader of this team, and inspires the players around him. When you need him to make a pass he does it. Need him to scramble, he will run for 53 yards and lead the team. Time for the MVP to avenge last year’s AFC Championship loss. He is hungry.

Sammy Watkins: He did not end up in this category enough this year, but he was vital exactly when the Chiefs needed him. Only 2 catches on the game, but they went for 76 yards total. He also added a 14 yard run. Keep it up.

Damien Williams: Yes the taunting was silly, but Williams had himself a day. 2 catches for 21 yards and a touchdown, and 12 rushes for 47 yards and another 2 scores. His receiving touchdown came at the perfect time and was a catalyst that got the offense going.

Dirty Dan: Shows up when it matters most. When he caused the fumble on the Houston kickoff return, the moment swung in our favor. It seemed like his name was being called on nearly every defensive series. With Thornhill going out for the year 2 weeks ago, its reassuring to know Mathieu has some help with Dirty Dan. Keep it up.

Andy Reid: Big Red did not let the moment get to him. Even with the early adversity, the Chiefs kept the throttle down and came back to shatter records against the Houston Texans.

Arrowhead Stadium: Loud and rocking all game. Perfect place for some playoff football, and watching Tamba Hali on the drum deck to start the game sent chills up my spine. Yes, Houston would spike my blood pressure shortly thereafter, but the sad, depressed Arrowhead of playoffs past is long gone.

Kansas City Chiefs fans: “These are great days we’re living bros. We are jolly red giants, walking the Earth with WINS. These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the off season, we’re gonna miss not having anyone around that’s worth beating.”Crazy Earl. Folks, back to back AFC Championship games being hosted at Arrowhead Stadium after having none in the stadiums history. Our children are growing up in the golden age of Chiefs football. We need to soak in every minute of this, and enjoy it.

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Losers

First Quarter Chiefs team: Bad. I won’t even go over it. Next.

Houston Texans: This is the type of loss that might cost Bill his job. JJ Watt coming back from the torn pec was heroic, but the team really looked lost at times. Yes Deshaun Watson and his receivers put up some stats. Heck, the team as a whole put up 31 points, but after the miraculous first quarter, they were beaten down.

Chris Jones injury: Bro, we need you next week. Seriously. Derrick Henry is a man possessed.

Passing game drops: Terrible drops all around. Might have been a case of game time rust due to the bye week. Thankfully they rectified it, but drive-killing drops, especially when as wide open as DeMarcus Robinson was several times hurt. Fate was on our side this game, gotta tighten in up moving forward.

Special Teams: A blocked punt, missed PAT, and fumble by Tyreek. The punt block was much more egregious than the missed extra point, as it turned into a touchdown for Houston. Same with #10 dropping a kick deep in our own territory. I don’t feel so terrible about Tyreek dropping his, as the Chiefs needed a spark and he could have given them that in the return game. Also, watching it here at the house it seemed like Colquitt held the ball forever. Moving forward we have to be flawless.

Charvarious Ward: Houston has some good receivers so I am not completely down on Ward, but he did not have a good game. Still a heckuva baller, and I know he will step up next game, but this one was rough for him.

Postseason record book: Last I checked the Chiefs and Texans game broke over 6 records. I am sure as people get to digging around there will be more, but ESPN and Elias Sports Bureau have already put some out. So far my favorite new record we hold is being the first team in postseason history to win by 20 points after trailing by over 20 points.

My prediction: I picked Houston 35-25 after I saw CJ95 was out. I am so glad they keep proving me wrong!

Who do you have for a winner and loser this week Arrowhead Guys?

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EAFOX

Booger would say, “The Texans need to play better than that but they know that”

StramtoReid
StramtoReid

I have been unwilling to admit if the Clark trade was a good trade or not. It is Dee Ford’s fault not mine. Ford had some great games, but, he was below average in games when he went against above average talent. Clark has had injuries and was playing in a new defense, so I need more tape on him playing above average talent to make an impartial evaluation.

I admit Clark was amazing yesterday, and had some great games. I’ll even admit I have a foot on the Frank Clark train, I’m just not ready to climb aboard the Frank Clark train and admit the Clark trade was worth it. He was a winner yesterday !

I have bought a ticket for the Frank Clark train, and I’m almost ready to climb aboard. Maybe after next week, I’ll get on board.

Texas Chief
Texas Chief

Before the game started, when I saw that Tony Romo was the booth announcer, I said “Oh, no! Last season we lost like every game where he was the analyst. Romo is bad juju for the Chiefs.” — Then the first quarter happened.

I stuck with them, didn’t give up, but there was definitely a “here we go again” sinking feeling in my gut.

Then the second quarter happened. =)

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

We have done quite well with the Romo/Nantz pair this year. Only game we lost that they called was the Titans game.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Winner: Scorigami nuts. Yes folks, yesterday’s game was in fact a unique score.

BDCinSA
BDCinSA

Winner : Whatever that blond chicks name is on NFL network that has been drooling on Watson for the past week.
Loser: Watson, now that annoying blond chick from NFL network is gonna be knocking on his door and begging to fill his wasted time with her gargling sounds.

That woman was so enamored with Watson for the entire week I had to change the channel anytime her show was on. It was crazy annoying

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Coleen Wolfe?

BDCinSA
BDCinSA

no, I think her name is Lindsay Rhodes

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

I just found out that Kay Adams is a Mizzou grad apparently.

Chiefs4322
Chiefs4322

She seems to not like the Chiefs much

tsv0728
tsv0728

She did stadium work for the Cardinals for a while. Like roaming around interviewing the crowd type of stuff.

zulu trader
zulu trader

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

I would say special teams were a wash. Don’t forget the fake punt and the kickoff fumble recovery. After watching the replay how did we not score of that Kick off recovery? Also, Buttkicker with like his 50th FG in a row.

Tarkus

Thompson was tentative after he caught that fumble. Not sure if he didn’t know he could advance, or if he was just waiting for his blocks to develop.

alsi2
alsi2

He was trying to direct a teammate to make a block in front of him, but he ended up getting caught from behind by another player.

Savagerider
Savagerider

He also didnt know he could run. He said that during after game locker room interview

sydenham

Winners: Chiefs OLine. (With a nod to PMII for using the pocket made available.)

‘Moving forward we have to be flawless.” I’ve been working on this all my life, not there yet.

EAFOX

Exactly – Mahomes was barely touched all day.

ChiefOfTheWolfpack
ChiefOfTheWolfpack

Loser: Playoff Curse #1

I said in the Chiefs discord early on that if we came back it would avenge the 2013 WC game. That has been done. Next week we avenge Forward Progress. 2 Weeks after that, we might avenge Super Bowl 1. This is the year we throw off our old demons and enter the new era.

Tomahawk
Tomahawk

Theres a Chiefs Discord?

Sudden
Sudden

Or we avenge Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, and Alex Smith

Tarkus

Meh. A lost game is a lost game. You don’t get those back by winning later. I just want them to keep winning. Don’t care who it’s against.

Sudden
Sudden

Winner: Sudden who already booked his flight and hotel and is going to see the Patrick motherfucking Mahomes bring the Lamar Hunt trophy home.

sydenham

Loser: your larynx after the game.

Mahomesisgreat
Mahomesisgreat

I can attest to that. I attended the snow game against Denver, and my voice still isn’t right.

tsv0728
tsv0728

Booked mine last night too. I regret not being there yesterday, and I’m not missing this one.

Sudden
Sudden

Same. Where you staying? I’ll be at the intercontinental in the plaza. Hoping to share many a delicious beer with my fellow AGs on Saturday.

tsv0728
tsv0728

Sister lives in Tonganoxie. Staying with her.

sportingchiefs

You can mail me a beer? Sweet!

BoJest
BoJest

Odd Fact: Since 2000, twice as many #2 seeds have won more Super Bowls (4) then any other seed.

TNCHIEFS

I picked the Chiefs by 21, possibly 14 cuz garbage time. But Andy the Terrible didn’t let up last night.

Helluva a way to get there tho’

kcfan2019
kcfan2019

Andy can play like that all game, he just calls off the dogs way too early. Hopefully he knows that in the playoffs that it doesn’t matter if you have a lead, you need to keep scoring until that clock hits zero.

MasterChief
MasterChief

Losers: All the people texting me that it was over in the 1st qtr.
Winner: Me for wanting to spite those texts by not losing hope. After having seen Mahomes throw 4 TDs in a single quarter against the raiders, you just can’t give up hope, much less in the 1st qtr.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong

Winner – Anyone who bet on the over.
Loser – Local Fireworks retailers when they could have sold more product.

Leaf
Leaf

When he caused the fumble on the Houston kickoff return, the moment swung in our favor.

The fumble was for our third TD. The momentum shift started with Hardman return and, since we are talking about Dirty Dan, sped up four plays later when Sorensen sniffed out the fake punt.

Sudden
Sudden

It was almost obvious they were going to fake that punt. The presnap took forever. Was very fishy. Poor execution on the punt, you have to know to make the cadence not a dead giveaway.

Spider
Spider

Does anyone know how many offensive plays were ran prior to Jet’s return? Andy scripts 15 plays but it seemed like he put the hammer down before we got to 15.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Winners: Nick Wright and Shannon Sharpe.
Losers: Eric Mangini and Skip Bayliss.

kcfreak725
kcfreak725

Who would have ever thought that Shannon Sharpe, of all people, would support us?

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

He’s all in on Mahomes. Has been since last year.

Sudden
Sudden

Ironically enough, the circumstances were flipped right after the draft. Shannon said Mahomes was a project and Watson was the man and Skip said he landed in the perfect spot with Andy Reid.

All the banter between them is mere theater

MasterChief
MasterChief

I recently just watched that video where Shannon wasn’t believing in Mahomes at all. At least he has the smarts to know when he’s wrong and move forward.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Shannon had the Chiefs as his preseason Super Bowl pick. Chiefs-Packers actually.

Armychiefj
Armychiefj

Mangina is the worst. I don’t know how Nick has managed not to punch him in the face by this point

Chiefs4322
Chiefs4322

Yeah, smug prick annoys the shit out of me.