Chiefs Fend Off Texans to Remain Only Undefeated Team
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Then there was one.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali stripped Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum of the ball which was recovered by Derrick Johnson with under two minutes left in the game, as the Chiefs fend off the Texans 17-16 Sunday, and finish the weekend as the only undefeated team left in the NFL.
The Chiefs improve to 7-0 for the first time since 2003.
Keenum, who was making his first NFL start in place of the injured Matt Schaub, completed 15 of 25 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
The Chiefs defense sacked Keenum five times, 2.5 of those sacks by Hali.
Houston continued to battle, taking a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter when Keenum connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a 29-yard touchdown.
Jamaal Charles rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown in the win.
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