Undefeated Chiefs beat Texans 42-34; Watt breaks left leg

Alex Smith threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns to help the Kansas City Chiefs remain undefeated with a 42-34 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday night in a game where J.J. Watt broke his left leg.

Deshaun Watson’s 48-yard touchdown pass got the Texans within six early in the fourth quarter before Smith extended the lead for Kansas City (5-0) to 32-20 on a 10-yard pass to De’Anthony Thomas with about 9 minutes left. Tyreek Hill padded the lead when he returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown.

Watson threw for 261 yards and five touchdowns, but the Texans (2-3) failed to recreate the magic they found last week when they scored a franchise-record 57 points in a victory over Tennessee.

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is iffy at best to play. If Matt Cassel has to go for the Titans, he drags down the entire offense and further exposes a defense that can’t stop anything. Jay Cutler and Jay Ajayi have been in front of Miami’s major offensive woes, but they also haven’t had a chance to perform at home. The Dolphins’ skill players will drive the Titans batty as Miami wakes up big-time.

The Chargers get a much-needed second road game to get away from the mess in Los Angeles. Philip Rivers is the better overall QB than Eli Manning, now, then and always. The Giants’ defense has hit a free-fall, and their pass-happy ways play into the strengths of the Chargers’ defense. With a lot of Rivers and enough Melvin Gordon, it’s LA getting its first win instead of NY.x (9)

The Bengals were 0-for-3 in the red zone and were also 4-for-15 on third downs.

As I’ve written before, philosophy is just as important as the rules in officiating a football game. What people call “ticky tack” fouls like this aren’t called, even though the block can be taken into account when assessing a possible foul by King.

Regardless, Fowler and Broncos fans are simply incorrect about claims of defensive pass interference, because the action did not meet the qualifications for DPI.

The Bengals were 0-for-3 in the red zone and were also 4-for-15 on third downs.

Sure, execution is a problem, but let’s not overlook more obvious issues. The offensive line is terrible. It’s clear just how much it misses left tackle Andrew Whitworth. The offensive scheme made things worse.

J.J. Watt had six pressures on Andy Dalton, and despite the fact that it was, you know, J.J. Watt coming after the quarterback, there were times where the Bengals made the decision not to double him or leave a tight end on him. Some plays, they didn’t even seem all that concerned with blocking him.

At least Andy Dalton didn’t throw any picks! But he was still horrible!

A.J. Green, one of the team’s only good offensive players, commented after the game how Dalton couldn’t get him the ball. His solution to the Bengals’ offensive problems was to “… find a way to get our playmakers the ball.”

Cleveland Indian Jay Bruce, a Beaumont native, and his wife Hannah are matching donations up to $100,000 towards Harvey relief through September 10th to help Southeast Texas communities.

So far, fans have contributed $18,000 to Cleveland Indians Charities which is all going towards hurricane-related aid in Texas through the same date in Texas. A quick look at Bruce’s social media reveals how important these efforts are for him.
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