The NFL seasons got off to good start with the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Houston Texans.
The first quarter was off to a slow start as both teams had a lot of three and outs. Granted, both teams were running the ball really well with their respective young running backs. 28-year-old David Johnson for the Texans had a great night scoring the first touchdown and also rushed for 77 yards. Johnson, a former Cardinal, dealt with many injuries in the past and came out strong with no issues.
On the other side of the ball, it was a coming out party for Clyde Edwards Helaire for Kansas City. Clyde, being a former LSU running back, rushed for 138 yards though scoring the second half. With Houston up 7-0 after the first quarter came to an end, Kansas City came out strong the following quarter. Scoring 17 unanswered points and going into half up 17-7. Some scoring plays got called back with elbows and knees being down before the goal line, but that didn’t faze Patrick Mahomes going 24 for 32 for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns. Houston’s quarterback, Deshaun Watson, struggled in the second half to get the ball down the field, although the team did score twice in the third quarter. Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome the scoring deficit. It was a great way to open up another season that the NFL hopes to keep intact.