Texans hold Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes to fewest passing yards in a half in his NFL career
The Houston Texans just handed the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes their second straight home loss with a solid performance from Deshaun Watson and a spectacular effort from their defense in the second half.
After being down 17-3 at the end of the first quarter, Houston responded by scoring 20 unanswered in the second quarter and headed into halftime with a slight lead. The real key to the Texans’ Sunday victory was their defense.
After some questionable performances so far this season, the Houston defense was able to hold the MVP Patrick Mahomes to a career-low 41 yards in the second half.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 41 yards in the second half. That's the fewest yards he's ever passed for in a single half, according to @ESPNStatsInfo.
— Sarah Barshop (@sarahbarshop) October 13, 2019
With the win, the Texans were able to stay atop the AFC South in addition to adding a big resume-building win. Mahomes did not look 100% as the quarterback has been banged up since suffering an ankle injury last week. Nonetheless, the Chiefs are a tough team to beat even with Mahomes not at 100% as Tyreek Hill was able to make an immediate impact in his first game back from a shoulder injury.
Houston was also able to hold Mahomes to under 300 yards passing for the first time this season as well, an impressive performance o say the least. Going into one of the most difficult places to play in the league, facing a team that doesn’t want to drop their second straight and is adding their best receiver back into the fold, the odds were stacked against the Texans but were somehow able to prevail.