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Texans stunning Chiefs early with blocked punt returned for touchdown

The Texans are impressing early with a pair of first quarter touchdowns. We break down their stunning early lead against the Chiefs.

The Houston Texans prepare to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans are not messing around in their AFC Divisional round matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Shortly after DeShaun Watson connected with a wide open Kenny Stills to take a 7-0 lead, the team’s punt return unit blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to give Houston a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

On the play, Barkevious Mingo broke through to block Dustin Colquitt’s punt. Lonnie Johnson Jr. picked up the live ball and ran it back ten yards for the score.

The Chiefs had gone three and out following the Texans scoring drive to open the game. Watson completed all four of his passes for 66 yards on that drive, including a 54-yard pass to Stills who got wide open thanks to busted coverage.