The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t just beat the Houston Texans – they shut them out. So the Chiefs snapped a 22-year playoff winning drought of their own and by shutting out the Texans became the 1st playoff team to shutout their opponent in 11 years. The last team to do it was the current #1 NFC seed Carolina Panthers who shutout the Giants 23-0 in 2005.
KC started early scoring a TD in 11 seconds by returning the opening kickoff to the house.
Texans QB Brian Hoyer had what you might call a bad day completing only 15 of 34 passes for 136 yards and the big uh-oh 4 INT’s.
NEWS FLASH: NFL Playoff Shutouts Are Rare! So the Chiefs beating the Texans 30-0 is a pretty big deal. The Bears hold the record for the most playoff shutouts with 4 and get this – two of those came in 1932 and 1940 and the other two were their divisional and championship games in 1985 – that’s how good that famous defense was!
Chicago Bears Superbowl Shuffle 1986
Only 16 of the 32 NFL teams have logged a shutout in the playoffs and they are the Bears, Giants, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Colts, Packers, Rams, 49’ers, Bills, Panthers, Browns, Jets, Chargers, Raiders and Redskins.
Now KC is either going to visit the Broncos or Patriots depending on the result of the Bengals-Steelers matchup. If the Bengals win the Chiefs go to Denver if the Steelers win the Chiefs go to New England.
It’s playoff time! The Broncos lost to the Steelers so they may or may not want that rematch. No matter who it is, #BringItOn!