Chiefs Can't Come Back, Lose 20-15 To Buccaneers

The Kansas City Chiefs couldn't get it done and lost their second consecutive preseason game (six in a row dating back to 2009).

There are, however, quite a few more positives in this game. The Chiefs still only scored one offensive touchdown (a streak dating back to Aug. 28, 2008), but the offense generally looked more alive. QB Matt Cassel went 14-of-19 for 125 yards and a touchdown. He led the team on a long 13-play yard drive that resulted in a field goal to end the first half.

The Chiefs running backs were also solid. RB Thomas Jones rushed seven times for 29 yards while RB Jamaal Charles had five carries for 26 yards. Jones lost a fumble, too.

Jackie Battle led all rushers with 11 carries for 59 yards.

The leading receiver was TE Cody Slate with three receptions for 37 yards. WR Dwayne Bowe had three catches for 33 yards. TE Tony Moeaki was nowhere to be seen.

Maurice Leggett was carted off the field with what's being called some sort of neck injury. We wish all the best to him. Bucs QB Josh Freeman was also injured breaking his thumb in the first quarter. He'll be out for the rest of the preseason.

The end of the game was exciting. The Chiefs, down 20-13, drove inside the five yard line to set up a fourth and goal. Lining up the first time, there was a false start moving them back to the six. On the play, QB Tyler Palko hit WR Rich Gunnell on the two yard line where he was tackled, out of reach of the end zone.

The Bucs got the ball back at their own two and the Chiefs pushed them to fourth down. They lined up in the punt formation and the punter stepped out of bounds intentionally getting the safety.

The Bucs kicked off to the Chiefs where they had just over 50 seconds to make something happen and they couldn't do it.

Also nowhere to be seen was QB Bill Stull, who Todd Haley said would likely play.

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