Houston Texans get revenge on Kansas City Chiefs

Aug 20 2016 Houston TX USA Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans fought hard against the Kansas City Chiefs, winning a defensive slugfest 19-12.

Though Osweiler said he knows there are areas where he and the offense need to improve, at the end of the day, he is happy with where the Texans are, sitting at 2-0 atop the AFC South, as they go on the road to play the New England Patriots on Thursday night. Watt had back surgery in July that kept him out of camp and all four preseason games.

Osweiler is 12-of-22 at halftime with 155 yards and one touchdown. Miller has been good at gaining solid yardage, but hasn't really made a big play yet.

Tight end Zach Ertz was projected to be Wentz's favorite target, but he'll be out after suffering a displaced rib last Sunday and 31-year-old, 10-year veteran Brent Celek, who will take his place, is good but not great.

Especially on offense. In the Chiefs' embarrassing rout eight months ago, quarterback Brian Hoyer committed five turnovers.

Spencer Ware had the first fumble of his three-year National Football League career on Sunday when Houston punched out the ball and Kevin Johnson scooped it up and returned it 52 yards.

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Things looked bleak for Tennessee heading into the fourth quarter, as they trailed 15-3 after the Lions found the scoreboard in a variety of ways, including forcing a safety, a 24-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Anquan Boldin, and two Matt Prater field goals. Alex Smith is completing 70.8 percent of****. It was recovered by Whitney Mercilus. But once again Houston failed to move the ball and Novak's try for a 57-yard field goal fell short as time expired in the first half.

"I feel like I'm a much better quarterback", Osweiler said. We have a lot of guys that understand not just securing the tackle but getting their hands on the ball, getting the ball out. We had a couple interceptions, but overall I think we won the turnover battle basically. All these things led to points.

Peters rolled up seven total stops, knocked down a game-high four passes and picked off Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler twice (once in the end zone) to keep his club in the game. The former Notre Dame standout, who ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at the combine, wowed with his speed on Sunday. The Chiefs dominated from the opening kickoff and cruised to a 30-0 victory. Will Fuller led in receiving with 107 yards and one touchdown in five catches while DeAndre Hopkins had 54 yards and a touchdown. Texans WR Braxton Miller departed in the second quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. But few would argue that on Sunday, the Chiefs, 1-1, were their own biggest enemies, thanks to lack of ball-security and discipline.

On the flip side, the Bears' secondary was better than advertised in Houston with Tracy Porter having a particularly strong game and Jacoby Glenn, Bryce Callahan and Deiondre' Hall all flashing more good than bad.

Peters learned that wagging your finger in the face of an opponent like NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo did after blocking a shot is frowned upon on the NFL.