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Chiefs’ Knile Davis returns Sunday to site of big return

Knile Davis’ 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Texans last season was the second-longest return for a score in a NFL playoff game.
Knile Davis’ 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Texans last season was the second-longest return for a score in a NFL playoff game. skeyser@kcstar.com

Knile Davis will return to the site of his greatest moment as a pro football player when the Chiefs play at the Houston Texans on Sunday.

His 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that opened an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Houston got the Chiefs off to a fast start in a 30-0 victory, the team’s first playoff triumph in 22 years.

“It was huge for the team and me, something I’ll always remember,” Davis said. “I had the pregame jitters, I wanted to do well, the blood was pumping a lot.”

Davis got key blocks from Spencer Ware and Demetrius Harris and was gone, untouched to the end zone for the second-longest return for a touchdown in a NFL playoff game.

Davis, a fourth-year pro, was active for the Chiefs’ opener against San Diego last Sunday but did not record an offensive snap. He was back for kickoff returns, but every Chargers boot resulted in a touchback.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talks about Knile Davis, who returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against the Texans in the AFC wild-card game on Saturday, giving Kansas City a 7–0 only 11 seconds into the game.

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