Chiefs stall, and punt. Falcons start at their 11.
Chiefs pick up a couple of first downs. Now at their 35.
Chiefs start at their own 9.
Falcons start at 25. They can’t get anywhere, and punt. Chiefs start at 35.
Falcons start at their 20. On the second play, Ben Neimann intercepts, and returns it for a touchdown. CDhiefs go for two, and Byron Pringle makes the catch to convert. Chiefs lead 28-14.
Chiefs can’t dig themselves out of a second and 10 hole, and are forced into a field goal, which Butker makes. Chiefs lead 20-14.
The Chiefs work their way to the Falcons 29, but were pushed back when McGloin is sacked. After getting a first down on a defensive holding penalty, McGloin tripped in the backfield and is sacked again.
McGloin in at quarterback.
Falcons start at 26. Can’t get much done, and punt. Tremon Smith reels off a 37 yard punt return, so the Chiefs start at their own 48.
Chiefs get the ball at their own 9. Henne has some nice throws for good gains, and even a bootleg, but the drive stalls at the 42. Chiefs punt.
Falcons get a first down, but then the Chiefs hold, and the Falcons punt.
Falcons start at the 25. Benkert under center.
Chiefs now driving. Henne has passes of nine and 17 yards to Darrell Williams and Amaro, then another nine yarder to Amaro. Then a 27 yard touchdown pass to Dieter, and the Chiefs take the lead 17-14.
A couple of running plays don’t do much. Dieter makes a third down catch to convert.
Chiefs start at 24 with Henne under center.
Incomplete pass to Watkins. Mahomes scrambles for nine. Hunt gets the first down. Hunt grabs a short pass. And then Mahomes goes for the whole thing, hitting Hill in stride 70 yards downfield for a 69 yard touchdown pass.
Chiefs get the ball on their own 8 with just over a minute remaining.
Chiefs hold on third and 8, and the Falcons go for it and fourth and 1. No gain.
Two minute warning, with the Falcons at the Chiefs 17.
Schaub hits Saubert for 24 yards, and the Falcons are threatening.
Chiefs start at their 17. Mahomes throws for Watkins deep, but the pass is intercepted by the Falcons, who start at the Chiefs 46.
Falcons score on a touchdown pass from Schaub to Ridley, and lead 14-3/
Falcons driving, now at the Chiefs 15 after a 18 yard pass to Gage and some dinking and dunking.
Falcons start at 25 after kickoff.
Chiefs unable to punch it in after a touchdown pass to Kelce is nullified by penalty, and Mahomes is nearly intercepted in the end zone. Butker field goal, and Falcons lead 7-3.
Chiefs threatening after Kareem Hunt catches in the flat and turns the corner.
Chiefs moving the ball. Falcons get a helmet penalty, and Mahomes completes passes to Hill and Kelce. Chiefs just short of midfield.
Falcons commit a ST penalty on the punt, at start on the 11. Ryan gets 16 on a pass to Marvin Hall, and another 43 on a bomb to Mohamed Sanu. But the Chiefs stiffen, and get the ball on their own 19 after the Falcons can’t convert a fourth and 1.
Chiefs start at 24, but after two runs by Kareem Hunt, a third down completion to Tyrek Hill was just short of the sticks. Chiefs punt.
Steven Nelson down on the touchdown play.
Falcons gain 58 yards on three straight plays, including 29 yard pass to Austin Hooper. Score on pass to Hooper from the 4. Falcons lead 7-0
Eligwe with the one yard stuff on second down.
Chiefs kick off, and will start on defense. Falcons return to their own 35. First Ryan pass incomplete.
It's a homecoming for several #Chiefs tonight, as 13 members of the roster are from Georgia - the most of any state.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) August 17, 2018
Looks like Andrew Wylie will run with 1st team offense tonight. Also, Anthony Hitchens is in uniform tonight. Hitchens missed a few days in camp with a hamstring strain.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) August 17, 2018
LB Anthony Hitchens is also in uniform.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 17, 2018
DAT in the house!
DeAnthony Thomas is in uniform tonight.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) August 17, 2018
This is not surprising.
In football news, Eric Berry is not dressed out tonight as he continues to nurse a sore heel.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 17, 2018
Attention Chiefs: be careful around this dude. No injuries in preseason, please.
Falcons rookie running back Ito Smith fined $26,739 https://t.co/hK5jt6Jafv— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 17, 2018
The Thundering Herd family includes proud Marshall University graduate Chase Litton.
Our boy Travis rocking the fashion look — and the four wheel suitcase.
This is an excellent point. The beard is pretty awesome, too.
If you're not wearing Andy Reid's face on your shirt right now, what are you even doing? pic.twitter.com/GTYdXQ7PQ1— Craig Stout (@barleyhop) August 17, 2018
BJ on the spot with the most requested pregame video
This is hardly surprising.
Report: Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman also won't play https://t.co/ODF2tYtKyp— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 17, 2018
My office tonight isn’t nearly as cool... but it does have all the comforts of home.
ICYMI... this happened today. The Chiefs are playing in Atlanta, where the final voting for the Hall of Fame will be conducted in February. Let’s hope this is a sign! Come to think of it... it would be cool for the Chiefs to play a game in Atlanta this February, too!
KCTV’s Dani Welniak spotted this on her arrival in Atlanta
The Falcons have these signs up on their video boards. “We ain’t in Kansas no Mo.” pic.twitter.com/z3IRv5czwn— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) August 16, 2018
Here are a few high quality responses.
A) Look at a map.— Craig Stout (@barleyhop) August 17, 2018
B) Even if you ignore that, it's the weakest, overplayed joke you could have come up with. https://t.co/uMdZ8pw2JA
*goes back to Arrowhead* “We still ain’t in Kansas no Mo”— Caleb McMurtrey (@CalebBMcMurtrey) August 17, 2018
I usually love geographic burns. One of my favorites is when Tampa Bay got butt hurt that the Packers put "Tampa" on the scoreboard and the next time they played in Florida, the Buccaneers just put "Green" on the board. This is kind of weak by that standard though. https://t.co/9qQXSLshaz— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) August 17, 2018
After Arrowhead Pride suggested in print that the Falcons are better than this, it was ON.
Move to Kansas to avoid further confusion, Chiefs https://t.co/s9Y0h04l8V— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) August 17, 2018
One good burn...
...generally begets another.
Did moving Brett Favre to Green Bay solve anything? https://t.co/jKB0hJPrUR— John Dixon (@Arrowheadphones) August 17, 2018
Naturally... some additional shameless self-promotion from yours truly.