Zach Calder – 23 Sports

As the sun began to set on September 10th 2020 one thing was on the mind of people all around the country. Football was back. The first football game was also the first American sports event with fans in attendance since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This matchup would pit the Kansas City Chiefs against the Houston Texans. 

The pregame ceremonies started off the evening as a video played with a tribute to healthcare workers and social justice activists. Also in a move that Chiefs fans have waited for since February, the Chiefs unfurled their Super Bowl banner before the game kicked off.

As for the game, the Texans on their second drive of the game scored a touchdown on a run by David Johnson to capture the first score of the 2020 season. However, this score in the first quarter would be their last score until the game was put away. The Chiefs scored 31 unanswered points as they took over the game. The Chiefs biggest play was a 27 yard touchdown run by rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The final score to the game was 34-20 Chiefs

The players of the game were two rookies in Edwards-Helaire who had 25 carries for 138 yards and a score, and L’Jarius Sneed who had an interception and a pass deflection to help keep the Texans offense dormant for the 2nd and 3rd Quarter.

The Chiefs had no big plays and seemed to be a bit out of rhythm all night, and beat one of the best teams in the AFC by 14 in a game that should not have even been that close. The Chiefs are going to be scary this year, and this is just step one on their journey to run it back.

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