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Kansas City Defeats Houston 17-16 - Recap

Kansas City earned a 17-16 victory over Houston on Sunday in Week 7 action at Arrowhead Stadium.

Kansas City did not, however, defeat the Texans against the spread, which closed at 6.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 38.5.

Alex Smith completed 23 of 34 pass attempts for 240 yards and 0 TDs for the Chiefs in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Texans defense.

Ben Tate rushed for 50 yards for Houston, while Arian Foster added 11 yards. Case Keenum threw for 271 yards for the Texans, while receivers Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins had 89 and 76 yards respectively.

Houston was outgained by Kansas City 357-294 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-14 by the Chiefs.

The time of possession battle favored Kansas City as their offense was on the field for 32:12, longer than the 27:48 of their opponents.

Next game, Kansas City takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Houston, they head home to face Indianapolis.