Chiefs and Texans: Studs and Duds

Are you not entertained? This game has been a wild ride. Check out the guys who performed well and those that left a lot to be desired.

Studs

Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes had an absolute monster first half, throwing for 4 touchdowns. He helped guide his team to the comeback of the season being down 24 to 0 in the first half. At halftime, the Chiefs were up by 4. Mahomes helped guide the Chiefs to 41 unanswered points and was the catalyst behind the comeback. For all you DFS guys, he scored just under 40 points, so that’s a bonus.

Travis Kelce

Kelce finished the first half with 3 touchdowns. He played a little bit in the second half but was a major spark for this offense, in coming back from 3 scores down. Kelce finished the game with 10 catches for 134 yards and 3 scores. If you were in a PPR DFS league, he scored over 40 points for you.

Daniel Sorenson

Sorenson was visible not only on defense but also on special teams. I love giving defensive guys recognition because most don’t get it enough. Sorenson finished the game with 8 tackles (6 solo) but also played big with a fumble that he caused on a kickoff. That fumble led to the 3rd touchdown by Mahomes and was a huge catalyst for the comeback. Oh yeah and he was the one who foiled the fake punt that set up the 2nd Chief touchdown.

Deshaun Watson

Watson deserves so much credit for how well that he played this game. Watson finished the game 31 of 52 for 388 and 2 touchdowns. He also ran for 37 yards on 6 carries with another score. Watson was the leading rusher on his team and unfortunately couldn’t put the team on his back to win. Watson is not to blame whatsoever for how this game turned out. He is a brilliant young talent that needs more help in the running game.

Frank Clark

Clark was ultra disruptive today when it came to his pressure of Deshaun Watson. Clark had 3 sacks on the day and finished off the game with his 3rd of the bunch. CLark looked fast and strong and dominated the Texan offensive line throughout the game.

Duds

Bill O’Brien

When the Texans were up 24 to 0, I didn’t even think about putting O’Brien in this category. Then, Bill O’Brien started doing Bill O’Brien things and quickly allowed the Chiefs to retake momentum and ultimately, the game. Bill O’Brien refused to go for 4th and 1 near the Chiefs 10-yard line but was willing to try to go for 4th and 4 from his own 30. O’Brien played a part in his team losing momentum and you can point to that field goal and see momentum switch sides.

Deandre Carter

You may be asking yourself who is Deandre Carter. Carter is a 2nd year WR/Returner that fumbled the ball on a kickoff return that led to the 3rd touchdown in the 2nd quarter for the Chief offense. Carter didn’t play much but this play will be remembered as helping the comeback.

JJ Watt

Watt was a ghost for most of this game. He looked winded at times and did not register a stat until the 4th quarter when he knocked down a pass to running back Damien Williams. Watt did not register a tackle and only had that one pass deflection as a stat to show for it. Watt is an amazing talent who was neutralized by the Kansas City Chief offensive line.

Demarcus Robinson

Oh man did Robinson have an absolutely rough day. Twitter was going in on him because he dropped 3 passes that would have been potential first-down plays. Robinson seemed to have hands of stone and was frustrating to watch. He ended up catching 1 ball for 4 yards but dropped his other 3 targets.

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