The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Green Bay Packers, 17-7, in their fourth and final preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs finish the preseason with a 2-2 record. Running backs Knile Davis and Darrin Reaves each had a touchdown rushing for the Chiefs.
The first big play of the game came with less than 3 minutes remaining in the first quarter when Ty Montgomery of the Packers broke through the Chiefs line to block a punt by Dustin Colquitt. Colquitt managed to recover, but the Packers got the ball at the Kansas City 14. Two plays later, quarterback Joe Callahan found tight end Jared Cook in the back right corner of the end zone for the touchdown.
The Packers led 7-0 after one quarter, but the Chiefs evened the game on the ensuing possession.
After three straight three-and-outs to start the game, QB Tyler Bray converted four first downs before handing it off to Davis for a 5-yard touchdown and 7-7 tie.
The Chiefs added to their lead later in the second quarter, when Bray orchestrated a 10-play drive, largely featuring WR Frankie Hammond Jr., who had 4 receptions in the one drive. Reaves finished the drive with a 3-yard touchdown as the Chiefs went up, 14-7.
Kicker Cairo Santos added a 42-yard field goal as the clock hit zero in the second quarter to give the Chiefs a 17-7 lead into the half.
The Chiefs struggled offensively to begin the third quarter, as Murray threw back-to-back interceptions on Kansas City’s first two drives. On his third drive, Murray was sacked for a loss of 11 yards on third-and-6. Rookie QB Kevin Hogan entered the game for the fourth drive of the half and would remain in the game until its end.
Defensive lineman Nick Williams and linebacker Dadi Nicolas each had 2 sacks in the game. Nicolas finished the preseason as the team leader in sacks with 3.
LB Ramik Wilson forced a key fumble and turnover with the Packers driving late in the second quarter. LB Terrance Smith recovered the football. DL David King forced a fumble with the Packers driving late in the third quarter, and LB Dezman Moses recovered the ball.
Williams and Wilson led the defense in tackles with 5 apiece. That included 2 tackles for a loss for Williams and 1 for a loss for Wilson.
Bray finished 10 of 17 for 104 yards passing. Murray was 10 of 18 for 108 yards and the 2 picks. Rod Streater led the team in yards receiving with 52 on 3 receptions. The Chiefs outgained the Chargers 324 to 172.
With the end of the preseason, the Chiefs look forward to the regular-season home opener, coming up on September 11, when they play the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.
With this being the fourth preseason game, the Chiefs had more of a unique starting lineup than usual:
Defensive starters: Kenneth Acker, Marcus Cooper, David King, Dezman Moses, Andy Mulumba, Eric Murray, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Terrance Smith, Brock Vereen, DJ White, Ramik Wilson
Offensive starters: *Tyler Bray, Knile Davis, *Jordan Devey, Tyreek Hill, Daniel Munyer, Jarrod Pughsley, Jah Reid, James O’ Shaughnessy, Zach Sterup, Rod Streater, De’Anthony Thomas
Photos from the Chiefs fourth preseason game against the Green Bay Packers