The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 in the final preseason game of 2019. The Chiefs finish the preseason with a 1-3 record. They will open the regular season on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars a week from Sunday.
The Packers started with the ball.
- First drive: Kyle Shurmur received the first opportunity at quarterback, and veteran Carlos Hyde started the game at running back. The starting offensive line (left to right) was Dino Boyd, Jeff Allen, Nick Allegretti, Ryan Hunter and Pace Murphy. Nick Keizer earned the start at tight end. The Chiefs ran with Hyde three of the first four plays. De’Anthony Thomas made a 20-yard catch. Marcus Marshall was the next back after Hyde, all but confirming Darwin Thompson as the team’s No. 2 running back. Shurmur had Rashard Davis open in the back left of the end zone on third down from the 9-yard line, but he overthrew him. Harrison Butker’s 28-yard field goal was good.
- Second drive: The Chiefs nearly went three-and-out before Shumur was sacked on third down, and he fumbled the ball, right into the hands of Davis, who ran it 14 yards for the first down—a good job being in the right place at the right time. The Packers challenged but the ruling was upheld. Shurmur spread the ball to several receivers—Jamal Custis, Davis and Keizer all had catches on the drive. Shurmur (probably by the fault of Jimmy Murray) took a big hit and throws a pick-six to Ty Summers.
- Second drive: Shurmur fumbled on a handoff to Marshall, and it was recovered by the Packers at the Chiefs 29.
- Third drive: Wide receiver Jody Fortson made a brilliant catch, high-pointing a 36-yarder from Shurmur, but he took an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty right after the play. Marshall has the next two carries for two yards. Chiefs eventually punt.
- Fourth drive: Green Bay forces third down (third-and-goal) after the Chiefs started at the 7-yard line. Shurmur hit Fortson in the left of the end zone for the score.
- Fifth drive: The Chiefs hand the ball to Marshall for the first three plays of the drive, but a holding penalty on Zack Golditch brought them back 10 yards. Green Bay forced a third down where Litton dumped it to Marshall for eight yards, short of a first down.
- Sixth drive: Litton’s first pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage, but he completed passes to Davis and Tremon Smith to grab the first down and extend the drive. Litton threw an incomplete pass deep left on third down, but the Chiefs went for it on fourth and converted on a seven yard run from Marshall. Marshall got another carry for 12 yards on the drive, and converted yet again on fourth down with a seven yard run. A penalty by Green Bay put KC on the goal line, and two plays later Litton hit Keizer for a four yard TD.
- Seventh drive: After the Chiefs forced a turn over on special teams, the Chiefs went three-and-out and settled for a field goal to tie the game up at 20-20.
- Eighth drive: Chiefs went three-and-out after a short run and two incomplete passes.
- Ninth drive: The Chiefs handed it to Marshall for the first three plays of the drive, racking up 14 yards in total. Litton completed a pass to Keizer to convert on third down, but a holding penalty on Okeke brings them back. KC failed to convert and punted.
- First drive: The Chiefs decided to play Reggie Ragland as an outside linebacker (!), and he had a tackle on the first drive. Morris Claiborne and Mark Fields started at the cornerback position with Rashad Fenton on the slot. The Chiefs forced a three-and-out, capped off by a sack by Jerry Attaochu on third down.
#Chiefs starting defense tonight:— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) August 30, 2019
Ivie - Hamilton - McCray - Attaochu
Ragland - Niemann - O’Daniel
Fields - Watts - Lucas - Fenton - Claiborne
- Second drive: Attaochu recorded a second sack on first down and made the third-down tackle. Ragland still in the game. Three-and-out.
- Third drive: Joey Ivie was called for a defensive holding penalty, then made up for it by forcing an incomplete pass. Fields was then guilty of a pass interference penalty at the Green Bay 6. With the Packers threatening, Claiborne had a diving pass breakup in the back left of the end zone, but he came up grabbing his right shoulder. Fields took his second penalty of the drive by grabbing an opponent’s facemask. The Chiefs defense couldn’t overcome Fields’ mistakes as the Packers scored again—a 2-yard touchdown to Jace Sternberger.
- Fourth drive: DeShone Kizer tried a deep ball on second down, but Fields made up for his previous drive by doing a nice job of staying in coverage and not taking a PI at the end of the play. Kizer’s throw on second-and-17 was intercepted by safety Jordan Lucas, who returned the ball to the Green Bay 7.
- Fifth drive: Kizer came back firing after the interception, finding Teo Redding on back-to-back passes for 29 yards. Two-minute warning. Kizer worked it to the Chiefs 30 before a timeout. Fields took yet another penalty (defensive pass interference) to bring the Packers to the 1-yard line. Two plays later, the Packers score again to lead 20-10 at the half.
- Sixth drive: Attaochu recorded his fourth tackle and Cavon Walker sacked Kizer. Packers punt.
- Seventh drive: Kizer started the drive off strong with an 18-yard pass to Redding before the end of the third quarter. Defensive tackle Cavon Walker got a nice tackle for loss on second down, and Green Bay eventually punted after an incomplete pass on third down.
- Eighth drive: Manny Wilkins came in for the Packers at QB. After a few runs from Dexter Williams, the Packers converted on third down with a dump to Williams who took it 22 yards. On second down, CB D’Montre Wade was called for pass interference granting Green Bay a first down. Wilkins runs for 12 yards two plays later, hurdling over Mark Fields in the process. Fields’ day didn’t get any better on the next play, as he got caught offsides on a hree-yard TD run from Williams.
- Ninth drive: Green Bay got their longest run of the night on the second play of the drive, with a 17-yard pick up by Keith Ford. The Packers ran the ball to drain the clock and eventually end the game.
- Wide receiver Rashard Davis, who Uncle Dave Toub has said could be a punt returner on some teams in the league (but not the Chiefs), had the first rep there for the Chiefs (fair catch). Davis had a good 24-yard return on his second try but it was wiped out by an unnecessary roughness penalty on Daniel Sorensen. Davis returned the first punt of the second half.
- Running back/wide receiver Tremon Smith took the first kick return.
- Dustin Colquitt punted first for the Chiefs; Jack Fox is kicking off.
- Rashad Fenton returned the first kickoff to start the second half 30 yards to the Kansas City 30-yard line.
- After an offsides penalty forced a re-kick in the second half, Fortson (yes, Jody Fortson) forced the ball out of the returner’s hands for a turnover.
- Kyle Shurmur: 14/20 for 143 yards; one touchdown and one interception; passer rating 86.0
- Chase Litton: 11/19 for 62 yards; one touchdown and no interceptions; passer rating 81.5
- No significant injuries reported during the game
|Net Punting Avg Yds||36.5||43.5|
|Field Goals (Made/Att)||2/2||0/0|
|Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct)||2/3/67%||3/3/100%|
|Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct)||2/4/50%||3/3/100%|
|Extra Points (Made/Att)||2/2||3/4|
|2Pt Conv (Made/Att)||0/0||0/0|
|Passing 1st downs||9||8|
|Rushing 1st downs||8||6|
|1st downs from penalties||3||5|
|3rd down (Made/Att/Pct)||6/14/43%||4/9/44%|
|4th down (Made/Att/Pct)||2/2/100%||0/0/0%|
|Yards per play||4.4||4.1|
|Total Rtn Yds (No KOs)||28||86|
|Punt Returns (Num/Yds)||3/18||1/12|
|Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds)||4/128||3/59|
|Int. Returns (Num/Yds)||1/10||1/74|
|Time of Possession||35:07||24:53|
|Yards per pass||4.70||4.00|
|Yards per rush||3.80||4.10|
|Kickoff Return TDs||0||0|
|Fumble Returns TDs||0||0|
|Punt Return TDs||0||0|
|KC FUMBLES||FUM||LST||FF||REC |
|GB FUMBLES||FUM||LST||FF||REC |
|Bengals||Arrowhead Stadium||Won |
|@Steelers||Heinz Field||Lost |
|49ers||Arrowhead Stadium||Lost |
|@Packers||Lambeau Field||Lost |
Regular season schedule
|@Jaguars||TIAA Bank Field||12:00 PM |
|3:05 PM |
|Ravens||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Lions||Ford Field||12:00 PM |
|Colts||Arrowhead Stadium||7:20 PM |
|Texans||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Broncos||Broncos Stadium |
at Mile High
|7:20 PM |
|Packers||Arrowhead Stadium||7:20 PM |
|Vikings||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Titans||Nissan Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Chargers||Estadio Azteca |
|7:15 PM |
|Raiders||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Patriots||Gillette Stadium||3:25 PM |
|Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |
|@Bears||Soldier Field||7:20 PM |
|Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||12:00 PM |