The Texans hosted the Chiefs in the first playoff game of the year in the NFL and it was an ugly game to say the least. Despite four first half turnovers by Brian Hoyer, the Chiefs only led 13-0. At the close of the first half, Texans fans rightfully booed their team as they trotted towards the locker room. It is impossible to imagine Hoyer playing a worse game than he did today.
The whole game the offense was stagnant and Hoyer made mistake after mistake. Almost as confusing as Texans' coach Bill O'Brien sticking with Hoyer throughout his 5 turnovers, was the play-calling in the redzone. Vince Wilfork and JJ Watt entered the game on offense and it was a direct snap to Watt. The play lost a couple of yards and then on the very next snap Hoyer threw an interception at the one yard line. It is a credit to the Texans for making the playoffs after such an awful start to the season, but it became abundantly clear that they weren't even close to being on the Chiefs level.
Alex Smith didn't play particularly well, but did enough to get the win. Jeremy Maclin appeared to suffer a serious injury during the game, which is a huge loss for the Chiefs. Kansas City has overcome so many injuries this year, but losing Maclin might end any chance they had of getting past either the Broncos or the Patriots in the next round. Still, the Chiefs ended their playoff drought in dominant fashion and the Texans desperately need to find a quarterback. Brian Hoyer on the other hand, needs a hug and a beer.