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6 winners and 4 losers from the Chiefs victory over the Packers

Your complete reference list from the final preseason game

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


Kansas City Chiefs fans with tickets to the game got to see the Chiefs erase an 11-point deficit in the second quarter with 23 unanswered points — not to mention an interception return for a touchdown and a 47-yard kickoff return. That’s always fun — whether the game counts or not.

Byron Pringle had four catches for 122 yards in the game — including a beautiful 62-yard pass from Matt McGloin that Pringle tracked to perfection. The undrafted free agent rookie wide receiver out of Kansas State also had a 47-yard kickoff return. Pringle might not make the final 53 on Saturday, but there will be plenty of Wildcats walking tall this weekend. Be nice to them.

Chad Henne looked calm, crisp and competent in his only drive, completing four of his five passes — one of them for a touchdown. That’s just exactly what you want to see in your backup quarterback — along with a reasonable salary, low expectations for playing time, and a lot of ball caps.

Armani Watts had two interceptions in the game. One of them a badly thrown ball that even I could have caught — well, if I were 40 years younger and 60 pounds lighter — but the other was a brilliant catch. He suddenly looked like he belongs in the Chiefs safety room. Just don’t step on Eric’s foot when you get up from the table, OK?

Hunt, Ware, Williams and Williams, LLC will likely be chartered this weekend, and immediately receive a contract to provide rushing services to the Chiefs for the 2018 season. It doesn’t look like Kerwynn is going to make partner, but Darrel and Damien will have corner offices — just not the ones with private bathrooms like Kareem and Spencer have.

Ben Niemann is a football player. He will be a Chief in 2018. That is all.


Kansas City Chiefs fans without tickets to the game had to leave the parking lot once the game began. Here’s a tip: by the end of the season, it’s possible that you’ll be able to get good deals on old buses equipped with TVs and painted in Chiefs colors. They might not be as useful to their current owners as they used to be.

David Amerson didn’t play in the game, but spent his time on the sideline asking the other players if they knew who Charvarius was. Nobody did.

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is going to have a rough week, explaining to people who Charvarius is.

Our own Craig Stout had to give up some of his valuable pregame time learning who Charvarius was. But now that he knows, you can find out — without having to ask Brett Veach.

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