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Kansas City Chiefs: Not much to cheer about in third preseason game

Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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It wasn’t a pretty sight for the Kansas City Chiefs throughout most of the action on Friday night as they took on the Seattle Seahawks in their third preseason game.

Woof. That’s all one can really say about the KC Chiefs‘ third preseason game of the summer. It was not a pretty sight.

Sure, there were positive things to occur, like De’Anthony Thomas taking a kickoff 95 yards down the field for a touchdown. It is worth noting, however, that his heroics were desperately needed, as earlier Thomas had muffed a kickoff and put his team on their own four-yard line as a result.

Patrick Mahomes had an okay night. He made some big throws here and there and his final stat line was eight of 15 for 77 yards. The most impressive throw of the evening was the one he connected on with rookie Jehu Chesson along the sideline.

Not sure how Chesson grabbed that ball and managed to get both feet in bounds. Perhaps that boosted the young rookie’s chance of actually getting some playing time this year, who knows?

The rest of the game was mostly gross though. Alex Smith looked bad, only completing seven passes out of 17 attempts for 44 yards. Granted, a lot of his wide receivers didn’t help him out much, as Tyreek Hill dropped two catchable passes and Travis Kelce dropped one that would have gone for a large gain.

Spencer Ware injured himself and we’re unsure of the status at the moment. Hopefully his ACL is intact, which is rumored to be the case, but any time a player goes down with a non-contact injury… that’s not good.

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The defense gave up some yardage, putting on their “bend, but don’t break” show from a season ago. Russell Wilson mostly had his way with the Chiefs defense, however, throwing for 200 yards off of 13 completions and throwing for a score. For preseason, those are tremendous stats, especially for a starting quarterback, as they’re usually pulled pretty early on.

Penalties were aplenty in this one, with the Chiefs racking up penalty after penalty in the second quarter to basically hand the Seahawks an easy touchdown. That type of play is unacceptable for any team, but especially not by an Andy Reid-led squad.

Oh, that backup kicker missed a field goal attempt. When is Cairo Santos coming back? He’ll be back for the regular season, right? PLEASE?

It was a rough night for most of the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, but the good news is that the results of the game don’t matter! It’s just preseason. The only thing fans should be worried about is Spencer Ware’s knee. Hopefully he’s good to come back by the first game of the season, but if not… We might be getting Kareem Hunt in a starting role way sooner than we all expected.