One of the most thrilling comeback wins in the history of the NFL playoffs took place on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Houston Texans built up a 24-0 lead on the Kansas City Chiefs. It looked like the Texans were on their way to a very easy win that was going to be a blowout. However, that was not the case at all. The first quarter was dominated by Houston. Everything would begin to change in the second quarter. The Chiefs were able to capitalize on some huge mistakes that the Texans made. The Chiefs would eventually come all the way back to take the lead 28-24 before halftime.
The Chiefs would keep piling on the points for the rest of the game. The Texans defense was not able to get the Kansas City offense off the field. The Chiefs beat the Texans by a score of 51-31. This win helped to put the rest of the teams in the playoffs on notice that the Chiefs are for real. The Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans next week for the right to play in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs will be heavily favored in that game.
The Texans were able to build up their big lead in the first quarter due in part to a blocked punt that they were able to return for a touchdown. The energy was sucked out of the stadium once Houston was in front 24-0. One of the biggest advantages for the Chiefs is the noise generated by their fans during their home games. However, that advantage went away early in the game on Sunday. The Chiefs fans sat there in stunned silence. They could not believe what was transpiring. However, Kansas City did not give up. They took over the game in the second quarter and they never looked back.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that he was very proud of the way his team played in the game. He liked the way they were able to deal with the adversity of being down by 24 points. His players were able to stay calm and focus on the task at hand. Reid said that this is one of the best wins that he has ever been a part of. However, he told his team to forget about this win and focus on the Titans. Reid knows this win means nothing if they lose next week.