Chiefs score seven straight touchdowns in 51-31 win over Texans

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2020

The Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC title game on January 19. Kansas City is looking for its first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years.

The Chiefs open up as even heavier favorites, giving 7.5 points to a Titans team that beat them 35-32 in November.

NFC: Green Bay at San Francisco, 6:40 p.m. EST. Lay the points and take the home chalk. The Chiefs proved to be almost unstoppable in their win over Houston using a mix of short and medium length passes and a defense that forced turnovers.

- DeAndre Hopkins, Texans, had nine receptions for 118 yards in Houston's 51-31 loss at Kansas City.

Blair Kerkhoff has covered sports for The Kansas City Star since 1989.

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- Raheem Mostert, 49ers, recovered a fumbled punt by Marcus Sherels, leading to a field goal for San Francisco in a 27-10 victory over Minnesota.

Tennessee defeated the Baltimore Ravens 28-12 in their AFC divisional round playoff game. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to victory with 320 yards passing and five touchdowns but it was the quarterback's scrambling of 53 yards on seven carries that proved fatal for the Texans. Here are the most eye-popping statistical accomplishments from day two of the Divisional Round.

" With four passing touchdowns in the second quarter, Patrick Mahomes joined Doug Williams as the only players with at least four pass TDs in a single quarter in playoff history". Kelce caught three touchdown passes in a single quarter, earning the honors of the first National Football League player to do so in the Super Bowl era. Both times, the Titans went the other way for touchdowns.

The Titans were dominant in Saturday's victory and won the game by outmatching the Ravens in a category that most can't: physicality. The Vikings' 147 yards were the fewest allowed by the 49ers in a playoff game in the Super Bowl era. The combination of Mahomes and Kelce was the big difference on the offense for Kansas City on Sunday.

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