D’onta Foreman made up for his earlier fumble with a 25-yard run.
Washington 10, Chiefs 7: It’s always risky for a quarterback to running in the open field, but Alex Smith got some space after the defense assumed he’d go out of bounds so he ended up skirting down the sideline instead. It helped set up the Chiefs for a 46-yard field goal attempt from rookie kicker Harrison Butker, who was signed just six days ago off the Panthers’ practice squad. He missed it, wide left.
But Norman didn’t stop there. He had words for Crabtree, who has a history of engaging in trash talk with great cornerbacks, most famously Richard Sherman. Sherman said before that he doesn’t believe Crabtree is a great receiver, and Norman thought he sucked on Sunday night.
Alex Smith picked the Texans’ defense apart, leading Kansas City on a seven-play, 75-yard touchdown drive right before halftime. He was aided by two personal fouls against Houston, one against Marcus Gilchrist for an unnecessary roughness hit on Travis Kelce and another on Jadeveon Clowney for roughing the passer.
The Texans finally got moving on offense, thanks mostly to their ground game.
This game has quickly turned into a disaster for the Texans. On their next drive, D’onta Foreman fumbled, which was recovered by the Chiefs. Only Deshaun Watson’s tackle on Derrick Johnson prevented the defense from scoring a touchdown.