Knile Davis up, nobody down in Chiefs victory

Chiefs' Mauga, Texans' Blue earn game balls (1:37)

Kansas City LB Josh Mauga intercepts Houston QB Brian Hoyer at the goal line to preserve a shutout in the first half. RB Alfred Blue helps the Texans recover from losing Arian Foster, who had 99 rushing yards on Saturday. (1:37)

HOUSTON -- Kansas City Chiefs players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Saturday’s 30-0 wild-card playoff victory over the Houston Texans:


RB Knile Davis: He gave the Chiefs a lead they never relinquished by returning the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown.

LB Josh Mauga: He hauled in the biggest of the five turnovers forced by the Chiefs: an interception at the Kansas City 2 late in the first half with the Chiefs leading 13-0.

TE Travis Kelce: He had eight catches for 128 yards as the Chiefs overcame the loss of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a knee injury. Kelce is the first Chiefs tight end with a 100-yard receiving game in the postseason.


Nobody is down when a team wins a road playoff game by 30 points.