Fasano makes presence felt in return

[Publisher’s note: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano saw his first action Sunday since Week Two. How did he feel about his return from the missed time due to injury? He and some of his teammates share their thoughts in a weekly postgame piece for ArrowheadPride.com.

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) is tackled by Houston Texans free safety Shiloh Keo (31) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) is tackled by Houston Texans free safety Shiloh Keo (31) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The below portion originally appears at ArrowheadPride.com as a weekly home game recap in partnership with the site. A portion is posted here to invite ChiefsSpin.com readers to also check out the full article, as published in full at ArroweheadPride.com.]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith dropped back to pass early in the fourth quarter on second-and-goal from the Houston Texans’ 7-yard line. He found tight end Anthony Fasano in the middle of the field for a completion, but Fasano was ruled down at the 1-yard line.

The Chiefs challenged Fasano broke the plane, but the call was upheld after review. Kansas City would eventually turn the ball over on downs after failing to convert on fourth-and-goal.

When asked in the locker room after the game if he scored on that play, Fasano offered laughter and a grin before giving a diplomatic response.

“It was tough to see on the replay,” Fasano said. “It’s tough on the officials – they have the best point of view in the booth – it was tough.”

Still, having Fasano in a position to potentially score a touchdown has been a long time coming.

Sunday’s 17-16 win against the Texans was the eight-year pro’s first action since he suffered an ankle injury in Week Two against the Dallas Cowboys, but he’s happy to be playing.

“It was definitely great to be back,” Fasano said. “The crowd, the atmosphere, it was awesome. Some things I would like back, but I hope I added a little bit of value and it was a great team win.”

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