Sunday in the NFL |  Chiefs win in overtime

Sunday in the NFL | Chiefs win in overtime

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Jerick McKinnon helps Chiefs win

Jerick McKinnon rushed 26 yards for an overtime touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Houston Texans 30-24 on Sunday.

McKinnon’s middle finger helped the Kansas City squad win a seventh straight AFC Western Division title.

The Chiefs (11-3) had the ball first in overtime, but had to punt. Texans quarterback Davis Mills then fumbled the ball and it was picked up at the 26 line by Willie Gay.

The next play, McKinnon, who also caught a touchdown pass, was not tackled on his way to the end zone.

The Texans (1-12-1) tied the game 24-24 on a 29-yard field goal with about five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs had a chance to win before overtime, but Harrison Butker’s 51-yard field goal attempt missed the mark.

The Chiefs overcame two turnovers and 102 penalty yards to claim a seventh win in their last eight outings.

Mills had 121 passing yards and threw two touchdown passes. The Texans suffered their ninth straight loss, their longest losing streak since 2013, when they lost 14 straight games.

The Chiefs’ title streak tied the Rams for the second longest in NFL history (1973 to 1979). The New England Patriots have the longest streak with 11 consecutive American East Division titles, from 2009 to 2019.

The Chiefs trailed most of the game and were down five points early in the fourth quarter. Patrick Mahomes made a five-yard run for a major and the two-point convert gave the visitors a 24-21 lead.

Mahomes threw for two touchdown passes and for 336 passing yards. He became the fifth player in NFL history to throw at least 35 touchdown passes in four or more seasons. He joined Tom Brady (6), Aaron Rodgers (6), Drew Brees (4) and Peyton Manning (4).

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press

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