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NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Fourth quarter

  • GAME OVER. Chiefs win 38-27
  • Another update on Garoppolo’s knee injury:
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Third quarter

  • 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
  • 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:

Second quarter

  • END OF FIRST HALF: Chiefs lead 35-10
  • CHIEFS TOUCHDOWN. Mahomes finds Sammy Watkins for a 12 yard TD pass. Chiefs now lead 35-7.
  • 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.
  • 2 minute warning:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Binion punts 43 yards to KC 28. Ball is caught by Tyreek Hill
  • 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
  • Chiefs start Q2 with a 14-0 lead over the 49ers

First quarter

  • Update on Chris Conley’s injury status:
  • Defensive pass interference called on Anthony Hitchens. 18 yards enforced at the SF 25.
  • Hunt’s on the run:
  • CHIEFS TOUCHDOWN. Kareem Hunt drives it up the middle for his second TD of the game, extending the lead to 14-0
  • 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
  • Eric Murray misses the tackle on Matt Breida who picks up 26 yards before getting pushed outside back at the Chiefs 49
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • The Chiefs make their way out of the tunnel. QB Patrick Mahomes is introduced last.
  • The Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP is here:
  • 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

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