Chiefs vs Seahawks - Preseason Game 3

Posted Aug 20, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-0)
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 - 7 p.m. CT Arrowhead Stadium

Play-by-Play: Paul Burmeister - Color Commentator: Trent Green - Sideline Reporter: Josh Looney

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

Former AFC West opponents square off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs are 1-1 in the preseason and are coming off of a 31-17 defeat at the St. Louis Rams on Saturday evening. Seattle enters the contest 2-0 following a 30-10 win at the Denver Broncos on Saturday night.

Kansas City fell behind early to the Rams on Saturday, and despite battling back, the Chiefs were unable to overcome a St. Louis offense that gained 348 total yards compared to 271 from Kansas City.

The St. Louis offense found the end zone on the fi rst two drives of the game with less than fi ve minutes elapsed on the game clock.

With 10:29 left in the fi rst half, RB Peyton Hillis capped off a 10-play, 80- yard touchdown drive for the Chiefs with a scoring plunge from one yard out to cut the lead in half at 14-7. The series marked the longest scoring drive of the preseason for Kansas City.

Both teams traded fi eld goals before halftime, giving the Rams a 17-10 lead at intermission.

St. Louis scored two rushing touchdowns in the second half to take a 31-10 lead with 12:51 remaining in the game.

Kansas City QB Brady Quinn connected with WR Jeremy Horne for a 38- yard touchdown pass with 3:51 left in regulation to make the score 31-17. Quinn fi nished 5-for-6 passing for 70 yards in reserve action.

Chiefs starting QB Matt Cassel continued his strong preseason, going 13-for-18 passing for 142 yards and a 95.1 QB rating. Through two games, he has gone 18-for-24 through the air for 209 yards with a TD and no INTs for a 114.8 QB rating.

Defensively, S Eric Berry tied for a game-high with fi ve tackles (four solo). CB Jacques Reeves notched four solo stops while seven other defenders recorded three tackles. DB Terrance Parks registered a fourth-quarter sack (-9.0 yards). CB Jalil Brown posted a game-best two special teams tackles. After falling behind 10-9 at halftime in Denver, Seattle scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to win 30-10 on Saturday in Denver. Rookie QB Russell Wilson was 10-for-17 passing for 155 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs for a 128.3 QB rating. Through two preseason contests, Wilson has thrown for three touchdowns and rushed for another.

Seattle rushers carried 44 times for 228 yards (5.2 avg.), highlighted by a 16-yard, go-ahead touchdown run from RB Kregg Lumpkin with 8:38 left in the third quarter.

The Seahawks defense forced three fi rst half turnovers, including two interceptions of Denver QB Peyton Manning.

Friday’s contest marks just the fourth meeting in the brief preseason history between Seattle and Kansas City. The Seahawks have won all four contests, despite outscoring the Chiefs by a total of just 24 points (96-72) in the series.

The clubs last met in preseason action on Aug. 29, 2009 when Seattle won a 14-10 contest behind two TD passes from QB Matt Hasselbeck.

CB Brandon Flowers opened up the scoring that evening when he returned a Hasselbeck interception 28 yards for a touchdown less than four minutes into the game.

K Ryan Succop pulled Kansas City to within four points with 11:50 left in the game, but the Chiefs were not able to score again.

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