The Kansas City Chiefs have just won their first playoff game since 1994 with a 30-0 victory over the Houston Texans who just could not get anything done on offense. The Chiefs started slow, as the offense was only able to get in position for two Cairo Santos field goals, but the Chiefs offense was able to score two touchdowns of their own in the second half.
The game started out well for the Chiefs, as Knile Davis took the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown. The fast start didn't carry over though, as both teams would trade punts after that. The Chiefs had a great opportunity to score when Brian Hoyer was intercepted by Eric Berry at the Houston 33. The opportunity went to waste when an Alex Smith pass was tipped and picked off two plays later. The Texans then went on a promising drive that took them to the Chiefs 30, but it went to waste after Brian Hoyer fumbled the ball and the Chiefs recovered it. The Chiefs were able to drive to the Houston 31 before the offense stalled and they had to kick a field goal.
The Texans would punt on their next drive and Kansas City would drive down to the Texans 30 before having to kick another field goal. On the next drive the Texans would drive down to the Kansas City two, but that opportunity would go to waste, as Brian Hoyer threw his second interception. The Chiefs would have to punt on their next drive after an Albert Wilson catch was ruled incomplete. The Texans took the ball on their 40, but Brian Hoyer's deep pass was intercepted by Marcus Peters at the Chiefs 18 yard line. The Chiefs would be forced to punt on the ensuing drive and the Texans took a knee to end the half.
The Texans took the opening kickoff to start the second half and were forced to punt. The Chiefs would take the ball and go on a 94-yard drive to score their first offensive touchdown. Both teams suffered major losses on the drive, as Chiefs' receiver Jeremy Maclin and Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt suffered injuries that took them out of the game. The Chiefs' drive would end with Alex Smith hitting Chris Conley for a nine-yard touchdown.
The Texans would go three and out on their next drive and the Chiefs responded with a 71 yard drive that ended with a five yard touchdown run by Spencer Ware. The Texans would drive down to the Chiefs 24 before Brian Hoyer was sacked on fourth down for a loss of five. He recovered the ball, but the Texans would turnover on downs. The Chiefs would punt on their next drive and Brian Hoyer would throw his fourth interception to Sean Smith, who took it back to the Texans 21. The Chiefs would kick a field goal, the Texans would punt on their final drive, and Chase Daniels took a knee to finish the game.
This is the first playoff win for the Chiefs since January 16, 1994. This is the first playoff win for Andy Reid and Alex Smith's Chiefs. This is the first shutout in the postseason since the Carolina Panthers 21-0 victory over the New York Giants in 2005. The Chiefs' divisional opponent depends on who wins the Steelers-Bengals game tonight. The Houston Texans will be picking 21st in this year's draft.