First offensive drive
First defensive drive
First play: Frank Gore reverses field and picks up 52 yards weaving through the Chiefs defense. Gore was running to the right and reversed field to find a TON of space.
Excellent open field tackle by Justin Houston the screen.
49ers take the lead with a 42-yard field goal. 5 plays, 51 yards (including 52-yard run) on that. 2:25— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
Chiefs take the next return 104 yards for the touchdown. That's Quintin Demps.
Second defensive drive
Middle of the pocket opened wide up and Akeem Jordan was right there. Just took a few steps for the 5-yard sack— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
Second offensive drive
Alex Smith sacked by Perrish Cox. The 49ers sent the defensive back and he got a hold of Alex's legs and didn't let go. The refs ruled it a sack even though he wasn't tackled.
Third defensive drive
49ers QB Scott Tolzien botched the snap from inside the 10-yard line but recovered the fumble.
Dunta Robinson had a ball thrown right at him and dropped it. I know he's a DB but that was very catchable— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
Third offensive drive
Chiefs finally attempt a deep ball for the first time in preseason. Alex looked for Jon Baldwin from over 30 yards out. The ball was too far but it looked like Baldwin either got tripped up by the defender or his own legs because he stumbled. Two plays later, Alex again tried a deep-ish pass to Baldwin but it was out of bounds.
47-yarder for Succop, with room to spare. 7 play, 23-yard drive for the Chiefs. 10-3, Chiefs lead— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
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Fourth defensive drive
55 yards in 10 plays for San Francisco. 49ers end up with a field goal.
Fourth offensive drive
Horrible drop by Jon Baldwin on a slant. Has to make that catch, and he knew it.
Chiefs ran the pistol, passing it to Knile Davis in the flat. A couple plays later, it's pistol again with Alex handing off to Cyrus Gray to the left side. That's five total times in the preseason the Chiefs have run the pistol - three times with Alex and twice with Chase Daniel.
Fifth defensive drive
Refs microphone is still on as he tells Tyson "You didn't have to hit him" before giving him a late hit penalty— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
3rd-and-1: Eric Berry bursts through the line to make the stop on the running back. That's why you play him near the line of scrimmage.
Sixth offensive drive
3-and-out for the Chiefs offense.
Sixth defensive drive
Sean Smith comes up with the timely interception. 49ers were inside their own 10-yard line and Tolzien threw it right to Smith, who turned around in time to make the play. Earlier in the game Smith didn't turn around to make a could-of-been interception.
Seventh offensive drive
3:18 left in the second quarter: First ball thrown of preseason thrown at Dwayne Bowe.
Seventh defensive drive
Nice work by the Chiefs. After the 49ers had a 2nd-and-4, KC's defense held on and forced the punt.
Special teams the big story again
Two very good plays and one not so good play.
The first very good play came courtesy of Quintin Demps, a 104-yard kick return for a touchdown. He went right up the middle and burst through the initial pack of players. From there it was a foot race and he won.
In the second half Devon Wylie had a 52-yard punt return, extending the special teams magic.
Unfortunately that didn't last long as Dustin Colquitt later had a punt blocked. He picked up the credit for the tackle as the 49ers recovered.
More second half observations
Nico Johnson opens the second half with a nice tackle for loss in the backfield.
Another big return for KC. Devon Wylie's return goes for 52 yards.— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
Jerrell Powe and Nico Johnson are both in on that sack— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
Chase Daniel is absolutely rocked by Perrish Cox. HIt so, so hard, but he's fine. Got right back up.— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 17, 2013
The 49ers backup quarterbacks are not very good.
Tyler Bray came into the game with 9:27 remaining in the game.
Travis Kelce left with a knee bruise.
Eric Fisher hurt his finger and left the game briefly.
Dunta Robinson had a shoulder injury.
He's fine but...