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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 8/29

Well... that didn't count. Thankfully. Read about the aftermath in today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

John Konstantaras

Chiefs Fall To Packers 34-14 from The Associated Press via The Mothership

Chiefs receiver A.J. Jenkins made one of the most impressive plays of the night with a diving 45-yard catch. Third-string quarterback Tyler Bray followed on the next play with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Richard Gordon late in the second quarter.

But a receiving corps already dented by injuries to Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway took more hits Thursday night. Jenkins later left with a concussion, while Kyle Williams departed in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

Bowe has a groin injury, and the Chiefs already know their No. 1 receiver will miss the opener because a suspension for an arrest in November.

Injury Report From Green Bay from The Mothership

Also leaving the game early was inside linebacker Nico Johnson (quad).

Johnson and Josh Mauga have been competing for the starting inside linebacker spot since veteran Joe Mays injured his wrist two weeks ago.

Postgame Facts And Stats from The Mothership

MCKNIGHT FINDS END ZONE: RB Joe McKnight led all Chiefs rushers with 10 carries for 50 yards (5.0 avg.) in tonight's contest, including a one-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter of the contest. McKnight finished the preseason as the club's third-leading rusher with 12 carries for 58 yards (4.8 avg.) with one rushing touchdown.

WILSON LEADS KICK RETURN EFFORT, CATCHES TEAM-HIGH FOUR BALLS: WR Albert Wilson recorded three kick returns for 60 yards (20.0 avg.) in the game. Wilson finished the preseason with five kick returns for 138 yards (27.6 avg.) and a long of 65 yards to lead all Chiefs kick returners in number of kick returns and total return yards.

Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon from The Mothership

"This is the most exciting time of the year for us," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "The kickoff luncheon is a great celebration of the city, the community and a fun way to kickoff the year. It's great to have the entire Hunt family here, to have the support of the Chamber and the support of the fans."

This unique luncheon is the only event that the entire Chiefs roster, including coaches, players and cheerleaders are in attendance. Voice of the Chiefs Mitch Holthus emceed and was sure to get fans pumped up for the season. Photo Gallery: Chiefs vs. Packers Video: Post-Game Report With BJ And Mitch Video: Postgame Green Bay: Andy Reid Video: Post-Game Locker Room: Green Bay Video: Locker Room 8/28: Frankie Hammond Jr Video: Locker Room 8/28: Anthony Fasano Video: Locker Room 8/28: Chase Daniel Video: Chiefs vs. Packers Preseason Highlights Video: A New Perspective From Garmin Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Eric Berry Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Tamba Hali Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Justin Houston Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Derrick Johnson Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Dontari Poe Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Jamaal Charles Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon: Alex Smith Video: 2014 Kickoff Luncheon Video: AFC West Predictions Video: Cheerleader Chatter: Ashley O. Video: Cheerleader Chatter: Ashley D Video: Chiefs Kingdom: The 1993 Chiefs Video: Chiefs Kingdom: Derrick Johnson

Chiefs' Evaluation Phase Ends In 34-14 Loss To Packers from Chiefs Spin

Forget the final score from Thursday night's preseason game because this was about evaluation.

Was the 34-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers ugly? Of course, but the contest was devoid of starters for the most part, especially on offense.

A win is always nice, but the goal entering the preseason finale was to allow the coaching staff a look at mostly backups before finalizing the 53-man roster.

A Lot Can Change In The NFL In 10 Days -- And For The Chiefs, That's the Best News Of All from FS Kansas City

A year ago at this time, the Kansas City Chiefs' leading tackler was Tysyn Hartman. Their third leading stopper was Vince Agnew. Twenty-two punts had been recorded; The various offensive lines had allowed 21 preseason sacks; Only 17 of 60 third-down attempts during exhibitions -- 28.3 percent -- had been converted successfully. Most pockets of optimism were firmly in the cautious camp.

Then the lights went on for real, Chiefs 28, Jags 2 happened, and the happy wagon was off, rolling into history.

Which is a nice way of saying Packers 34, Andy Gang 14 at Lambeau Field was largely no harm, no foul, and a lot of rain. It all sort of depends on which half of the glass you want to look at.

Observation Deck: Kansas City from ESPN

Quarterback Tyler Bray blew his opportunity to secure the coaches' confidence. There had been plenty of discussion about Bray's potential to unseat veteran Chase Daniel as the top backup to Alex Smith. That conversation ended with Bray completing 8 of 15 passes for 116 yards with one touchdown and one interception. This game was typical of what we've seen from Bray throughout the preseason. He displayed his tremendous arm strength on some plays, then made poor decisions on others, including the interception tossed to Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush in the second quarter.

AFC Preview For 2014 NFL Season from The Miami Herald

Outlook: Kansas City was one of the great stories of last season, starting 9-0 after winning just two games the season before. Two wins in their final seven (against nonplayoff teams) tempers things heading into this season.

Tips And Observations to Get You Off On The Right Foot With NFL Betting from The Toronto Sun


The Chiefs: Many fancied them a year ago with Andy Reid coming over and having several Pro Bowlers on the roster. A 9-0 start was great, but 2-5 the rest of the way didn't evoke much support from the public this time around. Kansas City opened at 25-1 to win it all, but have ascended as high as 65-1 in some parlours.

Assessment For Duvernay-Tardif And Foucault from RDS [translated (poorly) from the original French]

Playing in the entire second half, Duvernay-Tardif has subsequently been consistent, including opening the road to McKnight on two occasions.

Sixth round pick of the Chiefs in the last draft, Duvernay-Tardif will Saturday they are on the final list of 53 players who will shoulder the Chiefs uniform next season.

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