PHOTO GALLERY: Chiefs begin title defense with 34-20 victory over Texans

1 week 4 days 19 hours ago Friday, September 11 2020 Sep 11, 2020 Friday, September 11, 2020 3:41:00 AM CDT September 11, 2020 in News
By: The Associated Press & Matt McCabe, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran through the rain for 138 yards and another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs began defense of their first championship in 50 years by beating the Houston Texans 34-20 on Thursday night.

The first game of the NFL season was played before a socially distanced crowd of about 17,000 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It also came after a series of videos and demonstrations by both teams designed to raise awareness of social justice initiatives.

The Chiefs travel to California on Sunday, Sept. 20 to play against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Check out these game day photos from KOMU 8 viewers getting ready for the game:

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