Houston Texas star defensive lineman J.J. Watt is out for the season following a tibial plateau fracture during a game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Often, the defense would be exhausted and give up big plays late in the game.
The Houston Texans have had a revolving door at the quarterback position for a long time.
Kareem Hunt is leading the league in rushing and has helped propel the Kansas City Chiefs to a 4-0 start.
Smith's 11 touchdown passes are tied for the most without an interception of any player through five games since 1966.
The Texans fell to 2-3 on the season, while the Chiefs are 5-0. Watson passed for a combined total of 825 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 116 yards. The following day, he had back surgery again, and was officially ruled out for the rest of the 2016 season.
Head coach Andy Reid said he does not believe Smith is playing any differently than years past but acknowledges he's having more success. "The results are a bit different". But the third-round draft pick is more than just the No. 1 rusher; he's also a reliable and explosive receiver out of the backfield.
The Chiefs will want to maintain the momentum they have gathered through the opening month of the season.
During a break in preparation for Sunday's game against the 2-1 Tennessee Titans, Watson went to the cafeteria inside NRG Stadium and presented Denisse Benavides, Isabel Sanchez and Maria Rincon with a ribbon wrapped check each to provide help, and show his appreciation for all they do. It's kind of a good marriage he's in there. "Alex has always been good with that ... and our ball carries are hanging onto the ball, receivers are hanging onto it".
In Kelce, Hunt, Hill and some solid support players, the Chiefs have surrounded Smith with their best set of skill players since he arrived in 2013.
"I think every game is a learning experience for him", O'Brien said after the Texans loss to the Chiefs Sunday.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos and video highlights in the comments section below. "You saw that tonight". "The throws he made at the end of the game were some special throws..." Kelce was evaluated for a concussion at halftime and did not return.
"They were high on me", Watson said. The team also signed another tight end to a deal back in March.