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Huge comeback has Chiefs on top of Texans heading into 3rd quarter

The first half of Chiefs-Texans was as wild a half of football as we’ve ever seen. Buckle up for the second half.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce scores a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

We’re in line for a wild second half of Chiefs-Texans if it’s even half of what we saw in the first two quarters. The Chiefs lead the Texans 28-24, and that does not even remotely begin to tell the story of the half. Houston jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead as the Chiefs couldn’t do a single thing correctly. Dropped passes and fumbles cost the Chiefs as DeShaun Watson and company pounced.

However, the second quarter was entirely different from what we saw in the first quarter. The Texans had a chance to go for the jugular, but opted for a field goal on 4th and 1. The Chiefs responded with a touchdown, and their offense was officially in gear. They scored touchdowns on four straight drives thanks to foiling a fake punt and forcing a kick return fumble. Patrick Mahomes threw for 143 yards and all four touchdowns in the first half. Travis Kelce has caught three of those touchdowns. Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a field goal as time expired in the second quarter.

DraftKings Sportsbook has opened up the second half odds, and the Chiefs are a 5.5-point favorite. The second half point total is installed at 25.5. The Chiefs get the ball to open the third quarter.

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