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Helix High School alumnus Alex Smith led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 30-0 AFC wildcard-round win over the host Houston Texans. However, the Chiefs’ season ended with a 27-20 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the next round.

Smith passed for 190 yards in the win over the AFC South champion Texans with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed five times for 27 yards.

Helix High School alumnus Alex Smith led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 30-0 AFC wildcard-round win over the host Houston Texans. However, the Chiefs’ season ended with a 27-20 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the next round.

Smith passed for 190 yards in the win over the AFC South champion Texans with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed five times for 27 yards.

The former Highlander passed for 246 yards and one touchdown in the setback to the Patriots. He also rushed nine times for 44 yards.

The Chiefs, the runner-up to the Broncos in the AFC West standings, finished the season 12-6.

Smith threw for 3,486 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions in the 2015-16 NFL season to finish with an overall 95.4 quarterback rating. He has 24,344 career passing yards and 142 career touchdowns in his 11-year NFL career.

He played eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, making it to one Super Bowl (a runner-up finish to the Baltimore Ravens in 2013). He has a 29-15 career in three seasons with Kansas City.

The former Scottie QB won his first nine games with the Chiefs in 2013. This past season, Kansas City became the first team to start the season 1-5 and win a playoff game.

The playoff loss to the Patriots ended an 11-game winning streak by the Chiefs.

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