Kansas City Chiefs: Preseason game 1 open thread

Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs are kicking off preseason action tonight against the San Francisco 49ers. Keep up with the action and share your thoughts in our live open thread.

It’s finally back Chiefs Kingdom! Football is here at long last as the Kansas City Chiefs take to the field tonight to kick off their preseason schedule. The first opponent on their plate is the San Francisco 49ers. These games may not mean anything in the standings, but there is still a lot to learn from what we see tonight.

Of course, the big topic on everyone’s mind is what will we see from Patrick Mahomes in his first NFL action. The rookie quarterback has gotten a mixture of hype train and brake signs from the media and coaching staff. So tonight will be our first opportunity to see what is what.

What To Watch For

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I talked about the ten things we should be watching for yesterday. Of course, it gets tough to do that when the game is going. Besides, this is the first preseason game, so what we are really watching for is whether or not the first team can come off the field with a lead. Everything after that is pretty much subjective.

Also, the only thing anyone will really be talking about until the next game is Patrick Mahomes and Alex Smith. That’s especially true after Deshaun Watson ended up having a decent debut for the Houston Texans in his game. I said earlier this offseason that Mahomes and Watson will always be compared to one another.

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Nuts And Bolts

Date and Time: August 26th at 8pm (CT)

Location: Arrowhead Stadium

Television: NFL Network (national audience) and KCTV-5 (local)

Radio: 101.1 The Fox (Mitch Holthus and Kendall Gammon)

Our Leigh Oleszczak will be on hand for the game while I will be tweeting thoughts from my favorite bar stool. Follow us @Like_a_Leigh_6 and @citadelchief, as well as the KC Kingdom feed @KCKingdomFS. You can also join in the conversation on our Facebook page.

Use the comments section below to share your thoughts, predictions, and questions. After the game, let us know how you grade the KC performance. GO CHIEFS!!!