KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Latest from the opening game of the NFL season between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans (all times local):
David Johnson ran 19 yards for a touchdown to give the Houston Texans a 7-0 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs after the first quarter in the opening game of the NFL season.
The Chiefs appeared to strike first after forcing the Texans to punt and then marching downfield. Demarcus Robinson nearly hauled in a 36-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes, but the touchdown call was overturned by a video review.
The Texans answered with an 80-yard march that Johnson finished off.
The Houston Texans remained in their locker room during the national anthem before their opener against the Kansas City Chiefs in a coordinated display meant to bring awareness to Black Lives Matter and other social justice initiatives.
The anthem was performed by R&B duo Chloe X Halle from an empty stadium and streamed on the video screens. As soon as it was over, the Texans and their coaching staff ran out of the tunnel to a chorus of boos from the fans.