Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 7 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers.
In the end, former 49ers QB and now Chiefs signal caller Alex Smith had a chance twice to rally his troops for what would have been a huge win in San Francisco, but it just fell short.
Smith threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns, but Perrish Cox intercepted his overthrown pass to end any chance Kansas City had to rally in the Chiefs 22-17 setback.
“It’s tough, you’re competitive, you want to win the game. Some of those guys I played a long time with,” said Smith after the loss.
Smith and Kansas City took over with 2:12 left and another chance to rally. But Smith sailed a pass to tight end Anthony Fasano, and Cox swooped in for an easy interception.
“I thought he handled (the environment) like a champ,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Smith.
Colin Kaepernick threw for 201 yards and a touchdown, Frank Gore ran for 107 yards and the 49ers converted a fake punt to key a win to push San Fran to 3-2.
The 49ers (3-2) turned to a trick play on fourth-and-1 from their 29 early in the fourth quarter, giving a direct snap to Craig Dahl for a 3-yard run up the middle.
Kaepernick directed the offense downfield, and Phil Dawson kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8:42 to play for the go-ahead score. Dawson also connected from 55, 52, 35 and 30 yards in the win.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
WR Donnie Avery (groin), S Eric Berry (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
RB Jamaal Charles (ankle), LB Tamba Hali (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
CB Christopher Owens (thumb), RB De’Anthony Thomas (hamstring), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Practice Not Complete
Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 4 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs: QB Aaron Murray, WRs Albert Wilson and De’Anthony Thomas, RB Joe McKnight, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, CB Jamell Fleming and DE Damion Square.
Broncos: WR Cody Latimer, CB Tony Carter, LB Danny Trevathan, guard Ben Garland, LB David Burton and tackle Michael Schofield
Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 1 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs.
TENNESSEE TITANS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
|STREAKS||2 of past 3|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Whisenhunt: 0-1||Reid: 1-4|
|LAST GAME||10/06/13: Chiefs 26 at Titans 17. Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles rushes for 108 yards & TD. Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper records INT & recovers fumbled punt return for TD.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||12/26/10: Chiefs 34, Titans 14. Kansas City QB Matt Cassel completes 24 of 34 passes for 314 yards & 3 TDs (128.8 passer rating). Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has 2 TD catches.|
|BROADCAST||CBS (2:15 PM MT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 119 (Ten.), 127 (KC). XM: 225 (KC).|
|PASSING||Locker: 111-183-1,256-8-4-86.7||A. Smith: 308-508-3,313-23-7-89.1|
|RUSHING||Greene: 77-295-3.8-4||Charles: 259-1,287 (1C)- 5.0-12 (T1L)|
|RECEIVING||Wright: 94-1,079-11.5-2||Charles (RB): 70-693-9.9-7|
|SACKS||Casey: 10.5||Hali, Houston: 11|
|INTs||Pollard: 3||Berry, Cooper: 3|
|PUNTING||Kern: 43.4||Colquitt: 46.0|
|KICKING||Succop (KC): 118 (52/52 PAT; 22/28 FG)||Santos (Pre.): 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)|
TITANS: QB JAKE LOCKER won 4 of 7 starts in 2013, passing for 1,256 yards & 8 TDs in those games with 86.7 rating. Has played 23 games in 1st 3 seasons, passing for 3,974 yards with 22 TDs. Has also rushed for 502 yards (6.9 avg.) on 73 att…In only career meeting (12/11/11 with NYJ), RB SHONN GREENE rushed for 129 yards on 29 att. (5.4 avg.) with TD. RB DEXTER MC CLUSTER spent 4 seasons with KC (2010-13), posting 662 rush yards, 1,500 rec. yards & 3 PR-TDs…WR KENDALL WRIGHT led team in catches (94) & receiving yards (1,079) in 2013, both career-highs. Since joining Titans in 2009, WR NATE WASHINGTON leads team in rec. (267), rec. yards (3,944) & rec. TDs (26). Needs 56 receiving yards to become 9th player in club history to reach 4,000. In last road game (12/22/13 vs. Jax.), had 6 catches for 117 yards (19.5 avg.), including 30-yard TD…DT JURRELL CASEY led team with 10.5 sacks in 2013, joining RAY CHILDRESS (13 in 1992) as 2nd DT in club history with 10+ sacks in single season. S BERNARD POLLARD had INT in last meeting…CHIEFS: 2013 Chiefs won 11 games, tied for most by team that won 2 or fewer in previous season (2008 Dolphins, 2012 Colts)…Since 2011, QB ALEX SMITH is 30-9-1 (.763) as starter & has passed for 8,194 yards with 53 TDs vs. 17 INTs for 92.5 rating. In 2013, set club single-season record for rushing yards by QB, with career-high 431 yards on 76 att. (5.7 avg.)…RB JAMAAL CHARLES led NFL with 19 total TDs in 2013 (12 rush, 7 receiving). In 2013, joined HOFer O.J. SIMPSON (1975) as only players ever with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in each of 1st 7 games of season. Had 145 scrimmage yards (108 rush, 37 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. RB KNILE DAVIS has 4 rush TDs in past 4 games…In last meeting, WR DONNIE AVERY had 3 catches for 91 yards (30.3 avg.). TE ANTHONY FASANO has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. Ten…Since 2010, LB TAMBA HALI has 46.5 sacks, 2nd most in AFC (ROBERT MATHIS, 48). Has 8.5+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. LB JUSTIN HOUSTON aims for 3rd season in row with 10+ sacks (10 in 2012, 11 in 2013). Had sack in last meeting. In last meeting, CB MARCUS COOPER notched 1st career INT.
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