National Football League News
Texans top Chiefs
Aug 13, 2006, 3:25 GMT
Houston, TX - Wali Lundy rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown to lead the Houston Texans over the Kansas City Chiefs, 24-14, in the preseason opener for both clubs at Reliant Stadium.
Lundy started in place of Houston star running back Domanick Davis, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery and did not play as the Texans won their first game under new head coach Gary Kubiak.
Houston quarterback David Carr was effective in limited action, completing 3- of-5 passes for 23 yards. He also rushed four times for 20 yards. Carr completed all of his passes to wide receiver Eric Moulds, who the Texans traded for in the offseason.
No. 1 overall draft pick and defensive end Mario Williams made his debut in a Houston uniform and had a quiet game by recording only an assisted tackle.
Trent Green was sharp behind center for Kansas City completing 5-of-6 passes for 34 yards.
Larry Johnson rushed for 30 yards on seven attempts as Kansas City dropped its first game under new head coach Herm Edwards.
The Texans took a 7-0 lead with 3:32 left in the first quarter as Lundy scored from three yards out. Lundy also had a run of 25 yards on the scoring drive that put Houston on Kansas City's 16-yard-line.
Dee Brown's 12-yard touchdown run for the Chiefs early in the second quarter tied the game at 7-7. Brown finished with 23 yards on five carries.
Sage Rosenfels' five-yard touchdown run capped an eight play 64-yard drive toward the end of the second quarter to give the Texans a 14-7 lead.
Kris Brown's 22-yard field goal with 7:47 left in the third quarter upped Houston's lead to 17-7 while Damien Rhodes' four-yard TD run in the fourth quarter gave Houston a 24-7 lead.
Quentin Griffin scored from one-yard out with just under two minutes left in the game to pull Kansas City within 24-14.
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