One of the week’s top matchups has already yielded a big play. Brock Osweiler and DeAndre Hopkins beat Marcus Peters, connecting on an early touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Kansas City Chiefs.
— NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
This is an great sign for Houston early in this game.
As far as immediate dividends go, it gave the Texans a 7-0 lead. That’s important against anyone, especially a tough team like the Chiefs.
On a more long-term level, it’s a sign that this team might have a vertical passing game. Remember, it was only last January when Houston was embarrassed by Kansas City 30-0 in the playoffs. So far, the offseason additions — spearheaded by the signing of Osweiler — seem to be paying off.