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Chiefs beat Packers 33-21 in final preseason game

The Chiefs finish the silly season with a .500 record

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers 33-21 at Arrowhead Stadiumon Thursday night. After falling behind 24-10 in the second quarter, the Chiefs scored 23 unanswered points to win their final preseason game of 2018, and raise their preseason record to 2-2.

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The Chiefs got momentum going their way early, as Armani Watts intercepted an overthrown ball on the first Packers drive. Taking over at the 49, Chad Henne completed four of his five passes on the night — including a nifty 15 yard catch by Alex Ellis, and a nice touchdown pass to Demetrius Harris.

The Packers responded with a nine play, 65 yard drive that ended with a 31 yard touchdown pass on fourth and 1. Tremon Smith was burned when the defensive line couldn’t put any pressure on Kizer.

Matt McGloin took over on the next drive , and drove the Chiefs to the Packers 17, where the drive stalled and the Chiefs had to settle for a field goal, making the score 10-7.

The Packers came back with two touchdown drives to take a 24-10 lead. The first was highlighted by a 30 yard completion from Packers backup Tim Boyle, and the second by a 36 yard pass interference penalty enforced on the Chiefs Will Redmond.

On next drive, Matt McGloin uncorked a 62 yard completion to Byron Pringle to push the Chiefs well past midfield. Two plays later, McGloin hit Darrel Williams for a 7 yard touchdown pass, and the Chiefs closed to 21-17.

After three consecutive three and outs from both teams, the Chiefs had a chance at a deep TD pass on the last play of the half, but it was intercepted.

Chase Litton came in to start the third quarter, and drove the team to the Packers 17 before the drive stalled, forcing a field goal that brought the Chiefs to within one point.

After the defense forced another three and out, Litton started the next drive with Pringle’s second long reception of the game — this one for 40 yards. Litton worked the team down to the Packer 18, but this drive stalled, too. The Harrison Butker field goal gave the Chiefs a 23-21 lead.

Pringle also had a 47 yard kickoff return in the game.

Armani Watts intercepted his second pass of the game on the fifth play of the Packers’ next drive, giving the Chiefs the ball at their own 30. Litton again drove the Chiefs down the field — completing a 29 yard pass to Jordan Smallwood and a 17 yarder to Alex Ellis — before the drive fizzled at the Packer 10. Another field goal made the score 26-21 Chiefs.

Three plays later, Makinton Dorleant intercepted another Boyle pass — this one at the Green Bay 30 — and returned it for a touchdown, extending the Chiefs lead to 33-21.

On the next drive, Green Bay drove to the Chiefs 31, but failed to convert on fourth and 2, giving the ball back to the Chiefs with 9:00 remaining. The two teams then traded punts on a pair of inconsequential drives before the Chiefs got the ball back with 2:36 remaining, and were able to close out the victory.


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