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Chiefs-Packers final score: Kansas City is sluggish in 34-14 loss to Green Bay

Most of the Kansas City Chiefs starters sat in the team's final 2014 preseason game. The Green Bay Packers beat the Chiefs, 34-14, giving Kansas City a 1-3 record on their 2014 NFL preseason schedule. Read on for notes on the Chiefs loss.

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Game stats

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OT: Ryan Harris, J'Marcus Webb
G: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Jeff Linkenbach
C: Eric Kush

Frustrating night for Demetrius Harris. He had two glaring drops that stand out -- ones that went through his hands. Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray threw him a couple of bad balls too. He saw some attention as a pass catcher but just couldn't haul in the passes. You can see why the Chiefs coaches like him ... but he remains raw in areas.

Demetrius Harris had a bad drop on the first series. He had two more targets that went incomplete but those were the result of passes too high and too low from Chase Daniel. Three targets on the first series and (by my count) six in the first half.

Daniel did a nice job hitting Albert Wilson on a quick slant. That's where Wilson can be effective, especially with Alex Smith.

Donald Stephenson did play in the game. He is suspended Week 1-4 but can play in the preseason games. He did not have a great game with two penalties.

Tyler Bray came into the game for the first drive of the second quarter. He had one of his shorter routes jumped by the Packers who picked it off.

Bray threw a 45-yard bomb to AJ Jenkins, who made an awesome diving grab. Full extension, the whole deal. It brought the Chiefs within the 10-yard line. Great pass and great catch from Bray and Jenkins. Jenkins later left with a concussion.

Aaron Murray came into the game about midway through the third quarter. Oddly, he picked up two roughing the passer calls on his first drive.

Joe McKnight, back from injury this offseason, scored on a short touchdown run. He had a long touchdown pass from Aaron Murray but a penalty brought it back.



DL: Jaye Howard, Kyle Love, Vance Walker
LB: Josh Martin, James-Michael Johnson, Josh Mauga, Dee Ford
CB: Ron Parker, Daniel Sorensen, Malcolm Bronson, Phillip Gaines

Note that Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker played tonight. Not all starters sat.

Josh Mauga had a great play where he shot through the gap to trip up the back. Reminded me of the way Derrick Johnson does it. I don't have the benefit of a re-watch yet but Mauga had a good game.

Dee Ford did a nice job driving his man back on one play. The quarterback took off to run and Ford was there to bring him down. Close to being a sack.

Jaye Howard had a sack but a penalty on Daniel Sorensen brought it back. (Seemed like a ticky-tack call.) Later, Howard and Vance Walker blew through the line as Walker was able to get the tackle for loss.

Phillip Gaines was beat for a touchdown. It wasn't the worst coverage but he couldn't make the play after a great pass-and-catch from the Packers.

New Chief Kelcie McGray (came over from Tampa Bay in the Rishaw Johnson trade) was called for a late hit but it was a very questionable call. The Packers player didn't even appear to be out of bounds when McCray hit him. What I'm saying is don't look at the box score and hold that against him.


Joe McKnight was first up as a kick returner. Albert Wilson was next up.

Travis Kelce performed as the backup long snapper.

Frankie Hammond had a nice kick return past the 40-yard line. He was later drilled right as he caught a punt return.

Ryan Succop took the first extra point.

The Chiefs kick return unit gave up a 61-yard return to Jeff Janis.

Injury report

Chiefs WR Kyle Williams left the game with a shoulder injury midway through the second quarter.

Chiefs WR AJ Jenkins left the game with a concussion.

DT Vance Walker has a hand injury.

LB Nico Johnson has a quad injury.

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