Chiefs vs Buccaneers - Preseason Game 2

Posted Aug 16, 2010


CBS Regional Coverage
KCTV-5 (CBS in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mike Kelly Color Commentator: Trent Green Sideline Reporter: Michael Coleman

Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network
KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus Color Commentator: Len Dawson Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon

The Chiefs travel to the Sunshine State to face Tampa Bay (8/21) on Saturday, marking Kansas City’s second straight preseason game against an NFC South foe. The contest will mark the second preseason outing for both clubs. Kansas City is playing a preseason road contest against the Buccaneers for the fi rst time since 2000.

Kansas City opened the preseason with a 20-10 loss at Atlanta (8/13). The Chiefs fi nished the contest with 19 fi rst downs and 273 yards of total offense, while Kansas City’s defense limited Atlanta to 16 fi rst downs and 244 total yards. Kansas City also posted 130 rushing yards, including a game-high 38 yards from RB Javarris Williams. RB Jamaal Charles added 37 yards on the ground for the Chiefs while CB Javier Arenas broke off a 42-yard kickoff return.

The Chiefs and Falcons were tied 3-3 at the half thanks to a 20-yard K Ryan Succop FG that capped a 17-play, 78-yard drive to end the fi rst half. QB Tyler Palko also scored on a one-yard run for the Chiefs in the fourth quarter.

On the defensive side of the ball, LB Jovan Belcher led the club with six tackles. LB Pierre Walters added fi ve tackles, while LB Corey Mays and S Reshard Langford each had four stops. The Chiefs also forced the Falcons to miss a pair of FGs in the fi rst half and P Dustin Colquitt posted a 40.0 net punting average for the game.

The Buccaneers are coming off a 10-7 loss at Miami (8/14) in their preseason opener. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a 3-13 record in Head Coach Raheem Morris’ fi rst season in 2009. QB Josh Freeman, who prepped in Grandview, MO, started the fi nal nine games of his rookie season a year ago and posted a 3-6 record. CB Ronde Barber returns for his 14th NFL campaign to anchor the defense.

The Chiefs will open the Kansas City portion of their training camp on Monday, August 23rd. On Wednesday, August 25th, fans are invited to attend the club’s open practice at the New Arrowhead at 7:15 PM. The team will also offi cially open the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Honor presented by Time Warner Cable at 4:30 PM. Next week, the Chiefs return home to face Philadelphia (8/27) for their third preseason game and fi rst NFL contest at the New Arrowhead. An offi cial stadium dedication ceremony will take place prior to the game.

Tampa Bay holds a 3-1 edge over Kansas City in preseason action. The Bucs won the last meeting by a 37-14 count at Tampa Bay (8/25/00), while the Chiefs claimed a 17-13 decision in a game played at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK (8/8/98).

Kansas City and Tampa Bay each have fi ve wins in the all-time regular season series. The Buccaneers have won the last two regular season meetings in the series, both of which have been played at Raymond James Stadium. In both the preseason and regular season, Kansas City is 2-5 when playing at Raymond James Stadium.

Kansas City’s last regular season victory vs. Tampa Bay was when Pro Football Hall of Famers QB Joe Montana and RB Marcus Allen made their regular season debuts in Chiefs uniforms as the Chiefs collected a 27-3 win on Opening Day (9/5/93).

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