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Texans Fall To Kansas City In Season Opener At NRG Stadium

  • JJ Watt
  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
  • It's the Shotgun:30 Tailgaters right on time with their timed pregame shotgun toast and chug.
  • That DJ made my day
  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
  • Show us your game face!
  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
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  • Fans tailgating prior to the Texans vs KC game
  • Ryan Mallett
  • Coach Bill O'Brien
  • Brian Hoyer
  • JJ Watt
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
  • Go Texans
  • Shane Lechler (9)
  • Chiefs QB Alex Smith (11) on the run
  • Texans defense
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  • Travis Kelce (87) scores for Kansas City
  • Brian Hoyer
  • Cecil Shorts III (18)
  • DeAndre Hopkins (10)
  • Brian Cushing (56) and Quintin Demps (27)
  • Brian Cushing (56) gets airborne
  • A helmet-less JJ Watt (99) and Vince Wilfork (75)
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs
  • Arian Foster
  • Mallett (15) and Hoyer (7)
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  • Coach gives the Field Judge (15) an earful
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
  • Bell Biv DeVoe
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
  • Jamaal Charles (25)
  • Alfred Blue (28)
  • The Texans Defense
  • Clowney (90) vs The Chiefs
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
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  • Chris Polk (22)
  • JJ Watt (99)
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
  • The Houston Texans Cheerleaders
  • Mallett sees some late game action
  • Going down
  • Brian Cushing (56) being held back by the Chiefs
  • JJ Watt (99)
  • Ryan Mallett (15)
  • (L-R) Bun B and his wife Queenie enjoy a photo op with Former Texan and current sportscaster Chester Pitts.
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  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Chiefs fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Chiefs fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Chiefs fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fan "Sexy Marco"  inside NRG Stadium.
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  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Friends don't always agree on everything.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium channel their inner Vince Wilfork and Mexican Luchador impressions.
  • You can take the girl out of Kansas City, but she will still always root for the Chiefs!
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Texans fans inside NRG Stadium.
  • Houston Texans take the field.
  • JJ Watt (99)
  • America's favorite sport is back!
  • Chiefs begin the drive.
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  • JJ Watt (99) in hot pursuit.
  • Alex Smith (11) let's the football fly.
  • Touchdown Chiefs.
  • Texans WR Nate Washington (85) soars high for the completion.
  • Texans starting QB Brian Hoyer (7) begins the Texans charge to the end zone.
  • Alex Smith (11)
  • TD Kansas City.
  • Kansas City scores against Houston.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
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  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins scores one for the home team.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Houston Texans Cheerleaders.
  • Alex Smith (11) under pressure.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Texans fans cheer on the home team.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Referee Sarah Thomas officiates her first regular season NFL game.
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  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • JJ Watt looses his helmet as he sacks Alex Smith.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Brian Hoyer looses his helmet.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was not a happy camper.
  • Neither was Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins.
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  • Or the big man Duane Brown.
  • Houston Texans Cheerleaders.
  • Houston Texans Cheerleaders.
  • Bel Biv DeVoe performed during halftime, and later posed for a photo op with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders.
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Eric Sauseda
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In front of a crowd of over 71,000 people, the Houston Texans lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20. Both quarterbacks saw action with Hoyer completing 18 of 34 for 236 yards and Mallet, in limited play, was 8 of 13 for 98 yards. Fan photos and game action by Eric Sauseda (images 1-49) and Marco Torres (images 50-104).