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Chiefs vs. Titans: Postgame Facts and Stats

Postgame information from the Chiefs third preseason game against the Tennessee Titans

3-0 START: The 3-0 start this preseason marks the first time the Chiefs have won their first three preseason games since 1980.

SMITH'S HOT START:QB Alex Smith converted points on all three of his offensive possessions. His first drive culminated with a 29-yard TD strike to WR Jeremy Maclin, while completing 6 of 7 passes for 71 yards. In Smith's second offensive drive, he strung together an 11-play, 54-yard drive as K Cairo Santos capped the drive with a 21-yard field goal conversion. On Smith's third trip down the field, Smith connected with TE Travis Kelce on an 8-yard TD pass. Smith handed it off to RB Charcandrick West who marched in the Chiefs first two-point conversion attempt, giving Kansas City a 17-0 lead.

Smith finished the night completing 16 of his 18 passes for 171 yards and two TDs, good for a 143.3 QB rating. His 171 yards mark a preseason career high. Smith connected with a total of seven different pass catchers and logged big plays with a 29-yard completion to Maclin and a 34-yard completion to Kelce.


SUCCESSFUL TWO POINT CONVERSION: After a 7-play, 81-yard TD drive by QB Alex Smith, the offense converted its first two-point conversion attempt of the preseason with a run by RB Charcandrick West.

WEST LEADS RB GROUP: West finished the night with nine rushes for 47 yards (5.2 avg.) and added two catches for no yards. He leads the team in rushing through three preseason contests with 28 rushes for 136 yards (4.9 avg.).

SPREADING THE LOVE: QB Alex Smith and QB Aaron Murray connected with 11 different pass catchers. Five different players were credited with scoring points in tonight's contest. Williams led the way, catching two TD passes. Maclin and Kelce scored one TD each, West ran in a two-point conversion attempt and Cairo Santos kicked two FGs.

SANTOS CONVERTS TWO FIELD GOALS: K Cairo Santos converted 21- and 23-yard field goals and two extra point attempts in tonight's contest. Through three preseason games, Santos leads the team scoring 20 of the club's 82 points.

NFL SACK LEADER STRIKES AGAIN: LB Justin Houston, the 2014 NFL Sack Leader, recorded his first sack of the preseason as he dropped QB Marcus Mariota for a loss of eight yards.

MACLIN MOVES CHAINS: WR Jeremy Maclin finished the contest with seven catches for 65 yards, including one 29-yard TD catch. Five of his seven catches recorded a first down. His seven catches and 65 yards each mark a preseason career high for Maclin. 

HOWARD FORCES FUMBLE: DT Jaye Howard forced a fumble by RB Bishop Sankey.

MURRAY LEADS SCORING DRIVES:QB Aaron Murray led two scoring drives in tonight's contest. His first was a 14-play, 87-yard scoring drive ending in a successful 23-yard FG by Santos, in which Murray connected with six different pass catchers on the drive. On the ensuing drive, Murray hit WR Fred Williams on a 29-yard pass in the end zone, securing a 10-play, 98-yard drive.

Murray finished the game completing 15 of 20 passes for 146 yards and two TDs with one INT, good for a 107.5 QB rating.

ZOMBO RECORDS INT: LB Frank Zombo intercepted a QB Charlie Whitehurst pass and returned it eight yards to set up the offense with a first-and-goal at the Tennessee 8-yard line.

WILLIAMS NOTCHES TWO TD CATCHES: WR Fred Williams logged five catches for 62 yards and two TDs. Through three preseason games, Williams leads the team, registering three TD receptions.

RECORD ON THIRD DOWNS: The Chiefs converted 80% (8 of 10) of their third down attempts, which is the best performance in at least the last 16 preseasons dating back to 2000.

Photos from the Chiefs third preseason game against the Titans

LONG SCORING DRIVES: Three of the Chiefs six scoring drives were 10 or more plays. The play count for each scoring drive was 8, 11, 7, 14, 10 and 3, respectively.

MOST BIG PLAYS IN THIRD PRESEASON GAME: The offense had seven big plays in tonight's contest, four rushes of 10 or more yards and three receptions of 20 or more yards, two of which resulted in TDs. The club recorded six big plays in each of the first two preseason games this season.

OFFENSE LOGS 400-PLUS NET YARDS: Kansas City's 432 total net yards in tonight's game is the highest total for a Chiefs preseason game since the club accumulated 461 net yards at the New York Giants on August 13, 2004. It marks the first time Kansas City has gained more than 400 net yards since racking up 404 yards on August 24, 2013 at Pittsburgh.

PUNT FREE:P Dustin Colquitt did not attempt a punt in tonight's contest, which marks the first time the club has not attempted a punt in at least the last 16 preseasons, dating back to the 2000 season.

GAME CANCELLED WITH TIME REMAINING: Tonight's game was suspended at 9:43 p.m. with 3:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. The remainder of the game was eventually cancelled due to inclement weather. The Chiefs last had a preseason game cancelled during the 2003 Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on August 4, 2003, when the game was delayed and eventually cancelled with 5:49 left in the third quarter.

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