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Game Recap: Chiefs Notch First Preseason Win Against Bears

The Bears had just 18 total yards in the first half

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Chicago Bears, 23-7, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, Saturday afternoon to improve to 1-2 on the preseason.

Alex Smith completed 20 of 30 attempts for 181 yards and also rushed for 25 more yards while Spencer Ware scored his third touchdown rushing of the preseason.

The Chiefs defense held the Bears to just 18 total yards, and -7 passing yards, in the first half as the Chiefs built a 13-0 lead after 30 minutes.

On the Chiefs second offensive drive, one of the best plays of the game came as they faced third-and-14 at the Chicago 38-yard line. Two plays after he was sacked, Smith felt the pressure again and scrambled for 17 yards for a Chiefs first down. They would eventually settle for a 20-yard field goal attempt on the drive, however, and Santos connected to give the Chiefs a 3-0 lead. Santos later hit a 28-yard field goal to extend the lead to 6-0.

On the final Chiefs offensive possession of the half, Smith, starting at the 30-yard line, drove the Chiefs 70 yards down the field. Spencer Ware finished the drive off with a 1-yard touchdown, his third score of the preseason.

The Chiefs went into the halftime locker room with the 13-0 lead.

Andy Reid sent the Chiefs second team out to start the third quarter, and it was able to hold the Bears first-team offense to a 48-yard field goal try, which they missed.

Nick Foles came in to lead the second-team offense for their first drive of the game in the third quarter. Foles and the Chiefs faced third and 20. Out of the shotgun, Foles launched a ball all the way down the field into the hands of WR Tyreek Hill for a 58-yard gain. It was the longest pass of the preseason for any Chiefs quarterback and wide receiver.

Five plays later, running back Darrin Reaves took it 4 yards for the touchdown and 20-0 lead.

Cairo Santos' longest field goal of the day was a 41-yarder, which he hit in the fourth quarter to make it 23-0 Kansas City.

The Bears had a late touchdown when Connor Shaw found WR Cameron Meredith in the middle of the field for a 16-yard touchdown, but by then it was too late for the Bears.

Hill led the team in yards receiving with 58.

Derrick Johnson had a share of the team lead in tackles for the Chiefs defense with 4 (3 solo) and he had a sack. Dontari Poe recorded a sack on Jay Cutler to close the first half.

The Chiefs will return home to Arrowhead Stadium this Thursday to play in their fourth and final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. The game time is 7:00 p.m. CT.

Photos from the Chiefs third preseason game against the Chicago Bears

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