NFL Latest: Brian Hoyer has 4 turnovers in first half

BY foxsports • January 9, 2016

The latest from the NFL wild-card games Saturday (all times EST):


5:55 p.m.

Brian Hoyer has turned into a turnover machine in his first career playoff start.

Hoyer threw three interceptions and lost a fumble on Houston's first six possessions. The Chiefs led the Texans 13-0 at halftime.

Hoyer hadn't thrown more than one pick in any of his nine starts this season. He had 19 TDs and seven interceptions.

The three interceptions tied Hoyer's career-high. He did it twice with Cleveland, including in a 26-24 win at Atlanta in 2014.


5:42 p.m.

Down 13-0, the Houston Texans turned to J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork on offense.

It didn't work.

Watt lined up at quarterback, took a snap out of shotgun formation and ran behind the 325-pound Wilfork, who was an extra blocker. The Chiefs weren't surprised and stuffed Watt for a 2-yard loss.

Brian Hoyer then threw an interception so the Texans didn't get anything after their best drive.

Watt has three career receptions and each was a touchdown. This was his first carry.


5:28 p.m.

Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is being evaluated for a concussion and has been replaced by Zach Fulton.

Duvernay-Tardif, a sixth-round pick in 2014, started 13 games this season. Fulton, a sixth-round pick in the same draft, started 22 games over his first two seasons.


4:40 p.m.

Knile Davis got the NFL playoffs started in style.

Davis took the opening kickoff 106 yards to give Kansas City a 7-0 lead over Houston in the first AFC wild-card game Saturday.

It was second-longest return in postseason history and the fifth time the opening kick was returned for a touchdown in a playoff game. Chicago's Devin Hester was the last to do it against Indianapolis in the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2007.

Davis had a team-record 108-yard return against Denver in 2013.

The Texans won the coin toss, but deferred. Davis found a hole, cut to the outside and sprinted down the left side untouched.

The Chiefs overcame a 1-5 start and have won 10 straight games entering the playoffs. The Texans bounced back from a 2-5 start to win the AFC South.


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