Chiefs Fall to Packers 24-3

Posted Aug 30, 2012

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With cut downs to the 53-man roster looming, some of the Kansas City Chiefs players were looking to lock down a spot for the season. Despite their best efforts, the Chiefs fell to Green Bay 24-3 at Lambeau Field.

The fist team saw limited work Thursday night as QB Matt Cassel completed his only pass of the night for nine yards and exited the game with just over seven minutes left in the first quarter. QB Brady Quinn took over for Cassel in the first quarter. Quinn rushed for 29 yards on two carries after taking over.

K Ryan Succop booted a 26-yard field goal with 2:15 left to go in the first quarter, to put the Chiefs on the board first 3-0.

The running backs were the focus of the first quarter as Peyton Hillis had six carries for 46 yards and Jamaal Charles had three carries for 12 yards. The Chiefs offense favored the run throughout the evening as there were 24 run plays and only 14 pass plays in the first quarter.

The Packers took the lead when RB Alex Green ran for a two-yard touchdown with 7:36 left in the second quarter. K. Mason Crosby’s extra point was good, pushing Green Bay to a 7-3 lead.

With time running out in the first half, Packers QB Graham Harrell made his way to the endzone as he once again found to Green for a 17-yard touchdown, and Crosby’s extra point stretched the lead to 14-3 for the Packers.

Coming out of the halftime intermission, Harrell threw his second touchdown of the night to WR Jarrett Boykin on a slant route for 12 yards. Crosby’s extra point made the score 21-3.

QB Ricky Stanzi entered early in the third quarter and was four for seven for 25 yards.

After Green Bay went 59 yards in 12 plays, Crosby kicked a 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to increase the Packers lead, 24-3.

QB Alex Tanney made his first NFL debut in the fourth quarter but left the game after a few plays with a finger injury and did not return.

With nearly 100 yards last week, RB Nate Eachus almost broke the 100 0yard plateau again this week as he had 21 carries for 99-yards against the Packers. RB Shaun Draughn also had an impressive game with 10 carries and 58 yards.

The Chiefs season opener is Sunday, Sept. 9th at noon against the Atlanta Falcons.

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