It wasn’t how anyone predicted it would happen, but the Kansas City Chiefs still came away with a win over the Houston Texans in Week 15 to keep hold of the No. 1 seed in the AFC. It took a touchdown on the first possession of overtime for the Chiefs to eke out a 30-24 win.
Offensive spotlight: Have a day, Jerick McKinnon. The Chiefs running back hauled in all eight of his targets for 70 yards and a score through the air. On the ground, he racked up 52 yards on 10 carries — including the game-winning score in overtime.
Defensive spotlight: The Texans' linebackers were firmly in Patrick Mahomes’ crosshairs on Sunday. Jake Hansen, Christian Kirksey and Christian Harris combined to allow 23 catches on 24 targets for 200 yards and a score against the Chiefs.
Rookie spotlight: First-rounder Trent McDuffie continues to be a cornerback who opposing quarterbacks want no part of. On 32 coverage snaps — 19 of which were in press coverage — McDuffie allowed only one catch for 34 yards. In eight starts now this season, he has let up only 158 yards.
Offensive line spotlight: Lost in the Texans' struggles this season has been the quiet emergence of Tytus Howard at right tackle. Finally able to focus on the position he played in college this year, Howard is on pace for a career-best season. Against the Chiefs, Howard didn’t allow a single pressure on 33 pass-blocking snaps.
|Patrick Mahomes||35.74||36 / 41||336||8.2||2||0|
|Davis Mills||20.34||12 / 24||121||5||2||0|
|Jeff Driskel||1.12||2 / 4||8||2||0||0|
|Phillip Dorsett||0||0 / 1||0||0||0||0|