The Houston Texans defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17 to 10 before a scanty crowd at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Texans Star Quarterback DeShaun Watson appear to come out undamaged Thursday night as he was never was touched by the Kansas City's defense during a brief appearance. He completed a 5 yard pass to Bruce Ellington then Lamar Miller added another five yards run before the drive stalled at the 50-yard line. It was a successful healthy return before giving up the reins to backup quarterback Brandon Weeden.
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A handful of Veteran starters sat out Thursday night's game but it wasn't the result of injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien explain that some had got enough good work during training camp so instead many younger and more inexperienced players got an ample amount of reps in their absence.
The Texans still need to be more efficient and short-yardage although the tight end Jordan Atkins couldn't have had a better start to his career. Two catches two touchdowns in a goal-line situation which could add to scoring which the Texans desperately needed last year.
The Texans defense was without 7 key defensive starters including JJ Watt and Benardrick Mckinney, but that didn't stop Romel Cremels unit from shutting down the Chiefs explosive first-team offense.
The defense surrendered only two first downs on two drives with Patrick Mahomes Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill and the first-team offensive line which was thought to be one of the best in the NFL.
The Texans will practice Saturday have Sunday off and then practice Monday through Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. On Wednesday and Thursday they will have a joint scrimmage work out against the 49ers and return to action Saturday night for the second preseason game.