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NFL Week 6 PFF ReFocused: Houston Texans 31, Kansas City Chiefs 24

The Houston Texans topped the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-24, in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

Houston Texans 31, Kansas City Chiefs 24

Houston Texans

For the second straight week, wide receiver Will Fuller V was the focal point of the offense. He had the opportunity for multiple touchdowns in this one, but he had numerous drops and left yards on the table.

Deandre Hopkins was targeted early and often but was utilized in the short passing game for the most part. Hopkins also dropped a would-be touchdown in the second half that was immediately followed by an end-zone interception.

Justin Reid was inches away from a second-quarter interception of Patrick Mahomes, but a portion of his foot was out of bounds when he caught the ball. Tashaun Gipson, however, did intercept an errant Patrick Mahomes pass in his own end zone in the second quarter. Lonnie Johnson Jr. also had a nice pass breakup on a vertical route to Demarcus Robinson, topping off a solid day for the Houston secondary.

Charles Omenihu had a second-quarter strip-sack of Patrick Mahomes after beating Austin Reiter. However, that was the Texans’ only sack of Mahomes as J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus were both held sackless on the day.

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes noticed the Texans had jumped offsides and threw the ball deep to Tyreek Hill on a free play for a 46-yard touchdown pass on the Chiefs’ first drive. Mahomes should grade lower than expected in this one, though, as he threw back-to-back passes in the second quarter that could have been intercepted, though the interception that Mahomes did throw appeared to be a result of a miscommunication between himself and Tyreek Hill.

Tyreek Hill levitated in the air to come down with a 46-yard touchdown in between two Texans defenders. Hill caught a second touchdown on a bust in the Texans’ red-zone coverage in the third quarter.

Kansas City struggled to stop the run once again, and that was ultimately the difference in Week 6 as Houston was able to bleed out the clock down the stretch.

The defense was ultimately guilty of far too many penalties in this one, particularly the secondary when covering wide receiver Deandre Hopkins, who drew multiple flags.

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