- GAME OVER. Chiefs win 38-27
- Another update on Garoppolo’s knee injury:
Jimmy Garoppolo got evaluated and just hopped on one leg down hallway into locker room.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) September 23, 2018
- Kareem Hunt goes up the middle for a combined 6 yards
- 49ers timeouts at 3:35, 3:29 and 3:22
- Injury updates, Dee Ford and Jimmy Garoppolo:
#Chiefs announce LB Dee Ford has been ruled out with a groin injury— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) September 23, 2018
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is carted off with a left knee injury.— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) September 23, 2018
- Pass interference called on SF secondary for an automatic first down for KC
- SCORE: KC 38, SF 27
- Gould (SF) goes for a field goal and it’s good. KC 38, SF 27 with 5 minutes remaining in the second half.
- 49ers get into the end zone on 4th-and-goal, but get a penalty for offensive pass interference that’s called on Juszczyk
- Garoppolo goes left end to KC 7 for 13 yards goes down injured on the play after cutting back in to Steven Nelson.
Jimmy Garoppolo, instead of going out of bounds, tried to cut back on Steven Nelson. Nelson leveled him. Jimmy's down. Nelson didn't flinch.— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) September 23, 2018
- Back-to-back SACKS. Allen Bailey sacks SF QB Jimmy Garoppolo at the KC 12 then Houston sacks him again at the KC 20.
- SF 4th down: Breida pushed ob at the KC 4 for 13 yards
- SCORE: KC 38, SF 24
- Chiefs go for a field goal and Butker’s kick is good, extending chiefs lead 38-24.
- Mahomes tries to find Spencer Ware deep right, but it’s incomplete. 49ers’ Solomon Thomas injured on the play.
Patrick Mahomes gets clobbered from behind and somehow it's the defensive lineman who's wobbled and I'm out of descriptions.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) September 23, 2018
- KC calls time out #1 at 14:01
- Mahomes finds Kelce for 14 yards and Duvernay-Tardif picks up an offensive holding penalty (offsetting) and SF’s Reed called for Horse Collar tackle (offsetting)
- 49ers’ Reuben Foster goes down on the first drive. Receives help from trainers on the field then walks off.
- SCORE GOING INTO THE 4th: KC 35, SF 24
- Mahomes connects with Watkins again for 10 yards to end the 3rd quarter.
- Mahomes finds Kelce for 8 yards at the SF 33. Kelce’s well over 100 receiving yards so far today.
- Mahomes finds Sammy Watkins for 15 yards. Watkins pushed outside back at the SF 41
- 5 yard penalty called on SF Witherspoon for holding
- SF TOUCHDOWN. Alfred Morris goes up the middle for 3 yard TD. 49ers go for the 2-points and it’s good by Kittle. All of a sudden, it’s a close game. KC 35, SF 24.
- (6:56) Garoppolo sacked at SF 20. Chris Jones picks up a 5 yard penalty for defensive offsides
nobody even tried to cover Marquise Goodwin on that touchdown. The closest guys around him were his teammates. Orlando Scandrick was standing out of the end zone. Looked like the other receiver back there may have cleared him out of the way.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 23, 2018
- 49ERS TOUCHDOWN. A solid overall drive by SF results in Garoppolo finds Goodwin wide open for 11 yards. The field goal is no point. Chiefs still lead 35-16.
- Garoppolo finds Garcon for 11 yards then tries to find him again deep left, but it’s incomplete
- Colquitt punts 39 yards to SF 13
- Mahomes finds Demetrius Harris, but he drops the pass.
- (12:08) penalty called on Mitchell Schwartz. False start, 5 yards, enforced at KC 48
- Second half injury update:
Richard Sherman (calf) is questionable to return— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 23, 2018
- END OF FIRST HALF: Chiefs lead 35-10
The 49ers score just before halftime as Robbie Gould's 39-yard field goal is good.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 23, 2018
KC 35, SF 10
- CHIEFS TOUCHDOWN. Mahomes finds Sammy Watkins for a 12 yard TD pass. Chiefs now lead 35-7.
Watkins into the end zone pic.twitter.com/L0BgSoazzS— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 23, 2018
- Mahomes finds Kelce again for 14 yards.
- 5 yard penalty on 49ers’ Buckner (offsides) and defensive pass interference penalty called on Exum is declined.
- Mahomes finds Damien Williams who’s pushed outside back at the SF 28 for 9 yards
- Mahomes sacked at the SF 37
- Mahomes finds Travis Kelce for 16 yards. Kelce’s pushed outside back at the KC 49 after catching with one hand.
That might be the best catch of Travis Kelce's career. Snags it one-handed right out of the air on a back-shoulder type of throw.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) September 23, 2018
- 2 minute warning:
49ers offense stalls and gives it back to Mahomes and the offense with 2:00 left. They'll have it at their own 32— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) September 23, 2018
- Garoppolo throws back-to-back incomplete passes. Binion punts 39 yards to KC 32.
- (3:18) Matt Breida goes down with injury and walks off:
Houston with a great play to partially fight off the cut block, get up and make the tackle for a loss. Breida stays down after getting tackled. #Chiefs— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) September 23, 2018
- Defensive holding called on Chiefs’ Steven Nelson (6 yards) and Orlando Scandrick (declined)
- Garoppolo sacked at SF 24, ball pops out but is recovered by SF at the 26.
- And another one:
Mahomes is now tied with Peyton Manning (2013) for the most touchdowns (12) through the first three weeks of a season in NFL history. There's three minutes left in the first half.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 23, 2018
- CHIEFS TOUCHDOWN. Mahomes finds Demetrius Harris for a 13 yard TD. Extra point is good. Chiefs lead 28-7.
- SF picks up two back-to-back penalties. Flag thrown on Foster for unnecessary roughness enforced at KC 46. Then for too many men on the field enforced at SF 39.
- Antone Exum forces Sammy Watkins to fumble. Tyreek Hill recovers at the Chiefs 37
- A look at the Mahomes to Conley touchdown:
- Get used to broken records by Patrick Mahomes:
Patrick Mahomes is now tied with Tom Brady (2011) for the second-most touchdowns through the first three weeks of a season in NFL history, and there's still over a half of football to go. He needs one more to match Peyton Manning (2013) for the record.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 23, 2018
- Binion punts 43 yards to KC 28. Ball is caught by Tyreek Hill
3 drives, 3 TDs for the Chiefs...this offense is fun. https://t.co/XKqTsZjUlz— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) September 23, 2018
- Chiefs 21, SF 7
- CHIEFS TOUCHDOWN. Mahomes finds his way out of trouble and throws off balance to Chris Conley for a 4 yard TD. His first at Arrowhead. Butker’s kick is good for the extra point.
- The Cheetah is o f f again! Tyreek Hill finds the end of Mahomes’ toss at the SF 8 for 42 yards
- Chris Conley is now listed as questionable with right ankle injury
- Chiefs 14, SF 7
- SF TOUCHDOWN. Garoppolo finds Juszczyk for 35 yards and the extra point is good.
- 49ers’ Morris tackled by Chris Jones at KC 35
- Jimmy Garoppolo finds Taylor for 10 yards then Kittle for 15
- False start penalty called on SF’s Joe Staley. 5 yards enforced at the SF 43
The #Chiefs have scored a league-most 49 points in the first quarter this season. That seems good.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 23, 2018
- Chiefs start Q2 with a 14-0 lead over the 49ers
- Update on Chris Conley’s injury status:
Chris Conley now getting taped up around his lower left leg. Looks like he will stay on the field, we'll see if/when he goes back in.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) September 23, 2018
- Defensive pass interference called on Anthony Hitchens. 18 yards enforced at the SF 25.
- Hunt’s on the run:
This marks the second-career game with multiple rushing touchdowns for Kareem Hunt, and we're still in the first quarter.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 23, 2018
- CHIEFS TOUCHDOWN. Kareem Hunt drives it up the middle for his second TD of the game, extending the lead to 14-0
Chris Conley down in the end zone holding his ankle. Remember, he suffered an achilles injury last season.— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) September 23, 2018
- Mahomes looks for Conley deep left. Conley’s injured on the play and pass interference called on 49ers K’Waun Williams, setting Chiefs up at the 1 yard line.
- Mahomes sacked at SF 32
- Mahomes looks Demetrius Harris deep, but it’s overthrown.
- Another flag thrown as SF picks up another penalty for illegal hands to the face.
- Mahomes looks for Tyreek Hill in-stride heading into the end zone but it’s incomplete
- SF penalty on Exum for unnecessary roughness. 15 yards enforced at KC 25.
- Dee Ford sacks Jimmy Garoppolo on third down
Followed by Marquise Goodwin with a catch in traffic and holds onto it after a big hit. 1st down for the #49ers at the Chiefs 36— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) September 23, 2018
- Eric Murray misses the tackle on Matt Breida who picks up 26 yards before getting pushed outside back at the Chiefs 49
Kareem Hunt takes it in from 1-yard out and the #Chiefs have begun this game with a three-and-out forced by the defense, and then a 11-play, 62-yard touchdown drive from the offense.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) September 23, 2018
- TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS. Kareem Hunt drives it home and the field goal is good. Chiefs lead 7-0.
- Mahomes finds Anthony Sherman for 16 yards who pushes his way towards the end zone and sets the Chiefs up at the 1 yard line.
Watching the defender who hit Mahomes start to celebrate before he realized they'd given up a 1st down was entertaining.— Seth Keysor (@RealMNchiefsfan) September 23, 2018
- Kelce picks up a penalty (false start) 5 yards, enforced at SF 28, which sets up a 3rd and 15 for the Chiefs
- Mahomes looks past an open Travis Kelce and throws incomplete to Chris Conley
- A notable stat:
#Chiefs have started on defense in each of the first three games and forced a three-and-out at every opening drive so far.— Farzin Vousoughian (@Farzin21) September 23, 2018
- On Chiefs opening drive, Mahomes has a pass intended for an Sammy Watkins, but it’s incomplete. Mahomes connects with Tyreek Hill next for 9 yards and get first down.
- 49ers forced to punt after going three-and-out on their opening drive. Pinlon punts 33 yards to the KC 43
- Chiefs secondary starts strong out of the gates. 1 pass break up and a TFL
- 49ers start on offense from their own 19
- Chiefs captains: Mitchell Schwartz, Steve Nelson and De’Anthony Thomas
- Kick-off is almost underway:
Conley holding the flag during the anthem. pic.twitter.com/3x52SjQrLt— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) September 23, 2018
- The Chiefs make their way out of the tunnel. QB Patrick Mahomes is introduced last.
- The Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP is here:
Travis Kelce: still a good dude.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) September 23, 2018
Kelce surprised some lucky kids with his gloves following pre-game warmups this morning. pic.twitter.com/azeNICIyc3
- Chiefs inactives: Eric Berry (S), Darrel Williams (RB), Charvarius Ward (CB), Ben Niemann (LB), Austin Reiter (OL), Kahlil McKenzie (G), Justin Hamilton (DT)
- 49ers inactives: Richie James Jr. (WR), Greb Mabin (DB), Jaquiski Tartt (S), Joshua Garnett (G), Najee Toran (OL), Julian Taylor (DT), Shon Coleman (T)
Preview and how to watch
The Kansas City Chiefs open up Arrowhead Stadium for the first time in 2018 as they welcome the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Noon Arrowhead Time.
Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on the 49ers offense
“Well obviously you know they’re running the ball really well. 190 yard last week. They lost (Jerick) McKinnon early, but I think (Matt) Breida has turned to be probably a great thing for them, unfortunately. He’s got legitimate speed; he adds that dimension of play-making ability to their offense, and Kyle [Shanahan’s] system, which, his dad (Mike) has been involved with—it’s been a really good system of football. It’s based on the zone-run, as you guys know—one cut, take it up field. Then all the play-action passes. The boots and that all kind of come off that deal—tries to slow down linebackers, edges, all those things, and they tie it up like that. It’s a really good system. It’s pretty fast-paced. A lot of shifts and motions and that type of thing, but they got a good football team. They got some speed, obviously, with (Marquise) Goodwin out there and that type of thing. They got a lot of little guys that play roles really good on offense. It’s obviously going to be a big challenge. They try to keep the off-balance. Run-pass, run-pass—mixing that and they do a really good job of that, I think.”
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on the 49ers defense
“Stout up front. (Arik) Armstead, (DeForest) Buckner who I have seen personally when I was at Colorado, they kind of destroyed us, those two big boys. They have the young kid Solomon Thomas from Stanford. I don’t want to take anything away form (Earl) Mitchell, the nose, he is a hell of a player as well. You have Reuben Foster coming back along in conjunction with Malcolm Smith. You have Richard Sherman out there on the perimeter. It is a shame, I can’t think of the safety’s name, number 29 (Jaquiski Tartt). Big enforcer. He does a great job in the run game and can run. Number 27 (Adrian Colbert), the deep safety, does a hell of a job. Overall, they are a very good team. And also, they have another young kid out there. I know he has had his struggles, the kid from Colorado University (Ahkello Witherspoon). He is a tremendous talent. Each and every week presents a different type challenge. At the end of the day, it is not about the opponent. It is about who we are and what we do.”
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
Game time: Sunday, September 23, 2018 | Noon Arrowhead Time
TV channel: FOX
Online Stream/Replay: NFL Gamepass
Pregame show: Arrowhead Pride Tailgate, 10 a.m. on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City | Presented by Albright Buick GMC Cadillac
Radio: 101.1 The Fox (Mitch Holthus, Kendall Gammon and Dani Welniak) | Spanish Radio Broadcast: La Mega 1160 AM (Tico Sports)
Matchup history: 49ers lead 7-5 (regular season)
Odds: Chiefs -6.5
Final Injury Report: Chiefs-49ers
Prediction: Chiefs 49, 49ers 42 (Sweeney) | Full staff predictions
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Chiefs 2018 regular-season schedule
Week 1 | Sep 09 | Chiefs @ Chargers | StubHub Center | 3:05 PM CBS Week 2 | Sep 16 | Chiefs @ Steelers | Heinz Field | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 3 | Sep 23 | 49ers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX
Week 4 | Oct 01 | Chiefs @ Broncos | Sports Authority Field at Mile High | 7:15 PM | ESPN
Week 5 | Oct 07 | Jaguars @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 6 | Oct 14 | Chiefs @ Patriots | Gillette Stadium | 7:20 PM | NBC
Week 7 | Oct 21 | Bengals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 8 | Oct 28 | Broncos @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 9 | Nov 04 | Chiefs @ Browns | FirstEnergy Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 10 | Nov 11 | Cardinals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX
Week 11 | Nov 19 | Chiefs @ Rams | Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) | 7:15 PM | ESPN
Week 12 | Bye
Week 13 | Dec 02 | Chiefs @ Raiders | Oakland Coliseum | 3:05 PM | CBS
Week 14 | Dec 09 | Ravens @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 15 | Dec 13 | Chargers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 7:20 PM | FOX
Week 16 | Dec 23 | Chiefs @ Seahawks | CenturyLink Field | 7:20 PM | NBC
Week 17 | Dec 30 | Raiders @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS