The Chiefs Lose To The Bears 19-14 In Their Preseason Debut

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Preseason Game 1 Recap.

Chiefs Lose, Oh Well

Scoring Summary

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Game Summary

The Chiefs starters got a single drive on offense, but they made the most of it as they went right down the field and scored an easy touchdown. The starters on defense were only on the field for two drives, but outside of a 26 yard pass play they didn’t allow the Bears to get going.

After that though the Bears decided they wanted their starters to play longer, and their backups were playing against our 3rd stringers, so Chicago was able to go on a big 16-0 run in the 3rd quarter to take the lead. Rookie Dustin Crum had a chance to win the game on a last minute drive, but couldn’t get it done and the Bears held on to win.

Box Score Champs

Passing Leader: Shane Buechelle (99 yards)

Rushing Leader: Dustin Crum (28)

Receiving Leader: Justin Watson (45 yards)

Tackle Leader: Deon Bush (5)

Sack Leader: Chris Jones/Juan Thornhill/Nasir Greer/George Karlaftis (1)

Interception Leader: N/A

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
08/13/2022 9:29 pm

why ice the kicker in a preseason game? i mean seriously

upamtn
Reply to  WaywerdSon
08/14/2022 12:08 am

maybe to see if he’s ice-able? hey, it’s just practice anyway … and they DO have to get used to it

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/13/2022 8:43 pm
WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
08/13/2022 8:23 pm

fuck the donks

upamtn
Reply to  WaywerdSon
08/14/2022 12:06 am

well, ok then!

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/13/2022 7:50 pm
Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
08/13/2022 7:26 pm

Quick takes Crum is terrible, chenal likes to hit. Ceh still has zero burst

upamtn
Reply to  Tony Sommer
08/14/2022 12:09 am

… and doesn’t that just make you feel so damned good! 😉

larch
08/13/2022 5:36 pm

Been reading the comments during the day, sure sounds like RoJo and Gore were the biggest disappointments. Also sounds like Karlaftis and Chenal did well. Not worried at all about losing the game, as BRaG said: trust in the process.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  larch
08/13/2022 6:32 pm

I only watched the 1st half, but yeah, based on the eye test the running game has problems. No one who ran the ball looked good.

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  larch
08/13/2022 10:51 pm

Remember :
In the Pre-Season ;
Who Ever is Ahead @ The Half … Wins !!! … ; )

EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:27 pm

Ju-Ju, Watson, Fountain, Kelce, and Fortson vs a small set of defensive backs – The outcome would be laughable.

EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:23 pm

Running game was abysmal – not a lot of opportunities there but no one stood out to challenge MEH-CEH – Pacheco did not lose ground in the race but did not gain ground. RoJo and Gore looked awful. The fullback had the best run of the day.

EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:16 pm

Rookies seemed pretty solid save Kinnard – some mistakes were made but draft looking pretty damn solid.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:20 pm

yeah, a solid draft

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
08/13/2022 5:20 pm

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saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:42 pm

Khalil Shakir 5 catches for 96 he was my guy when Kinnard was selected

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 7:28 pm

Why are u back here? Didn’t u get kicked out of like every single chiefs site?

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
08/13/2022 7:31 pm

nope. and your handle sounds legit. Beware Monkeypox my friend

EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:15 pm

Henne might be more stable but Buechele would have more moments – which would you prefer for a backup quarterback?

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:23 pm

none of the above?

EAFOX
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 5:25 pm

For the second straight year, Buechele made some thing happen. He is far from a complete package but he could beat Henne out in a one on one competition.

EAFOX
08/13/2022 5:13 pm

Might be a repeat of what most have said BUT

Standout good – Watson, Fountain, Karlaftis
Standout bad – RoJo, Kinnard, overall running game

ChiefDog
08/13/2022 4:39 pm

I didn’t really get to watch the game accept the first two opening series. I had the funeral for my aunt, and had a shit load of people over the house after her graveside funeral. Had a lot of people in the garage watching though as I talked with loved ones on the patio. I heard we may have a backup placekicker in the ranks!? Cheers fellas. Just know our 1st team marched down the field with ease. I can’t wait to read up on everybody else’s performances.

#ChiefsMuthaHumpinKingdomBitches. (We don’t need no pre-season trophies!)

Berserker
Reply to  ChiefDog
08/13/2022 4:52 pm

Justin Reid might’ve been the happiest guy on the sidelines all day. That was great to see.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Berserker
08/13/2022 4:55 pm

seems like he is always happy. Good dude

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/13/2022 4:11 pm

Patrick Mahomes played just one series and 11 plays in the Chiefs’ preseason opener in Chicago against the Bears on Saturday, and he had two items to check off his wishlist in his first action of the 2022 campaign.He wanted to lead a scoring drive, and he wanted to take his first hit — he just didn’t want it to be quite as hard as the helmet to the midsection delivered by Bears defensive end Trevis Gipson early in the first quarter.
“I was hoping I got hit and fell, just kind of off to the side,” Mahomes told the team’s television broadcast audience. “Not the direct helmet to the stomach and then him land on me. But it was a good drive and I’m glad that we got it out of the way, got that touchdown, and that we can build on that.
There was nothing dirty about the hit, however, and it didn’t stop Mahomes from completing a 19-yard pass to tight end Travis Kelce. Mahomes said he felt no ill effects from the collision.
“I wanted that first hit, I got hit hard,” Mahomes said. “He caught me right in the stomach, right between the rib pads. It was a nice first one to take, and it will make me better for sure.”
Mahomes was sharp in his limited action, completing 6-of-7 passes for 60 yards, culminating the drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Blake Bell. Each of his six completions targeted a different receiver, illustrating the depth Mahomes says the team has developed during training camp.
“Every guy seems like has a great day kind of every other day,” Mahomes said. “You can have Mecole (Hardman) have a great day, and then you have Marquez (Valdes-Scantling), and then you have JuJu (Smith-Schuster) and Skyy (Moore), it kind of keeps going. When you have an offense like that, it will be hard for defenses to account for who’s going to get the ball because we’re going to put the guys out, let them run the routes, and whoever’s open is open.

CHIEFSWIRE.com–

Last edited 5 months ago by zulu trader
zulu trader
zulu trader
08/13/2022 4:04 pm

Karlaftis showing some motor!

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 3:28 pm

the good
1st team offense looks sharp. There will be growing pains , but this offense has a chance to be a behemoth. Really good outing
Ditto defense. You can see the speed and athleticism on display
Karlaftis lived in the backfield . Kid looks good
Chennel made some plays
Watson looks like he can be a contributor

The bad
DB’s need to locate the ball better. Several passes completed due to poor ball awareness
Gore/Jones need to be cut. Pitiful display. Jones acted like he was scared to take a hit
Depth on the OL is shaky at best. The idea of Kinard starting at RT was put to rest
We need a backup QB. Henne’/Shane/Crum are garbage. A good backup QB is a real need

Overall i would say that if was week 1, we win this easy 31 – 14. I think this roster is as good as almost any in the NFL., or at least the first 32 players. But there are some holes that need plugged. Not mad, but I want to see more next week

pompano
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 3:42 pm

agree, outside Henne. He didn’t look good today but has shown he is a serviceable back-up.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  pompano
08/13/2022 3:47 pm

we have not only the best QB, but one of the most intelligent QB’s in the NFL on the roster. He doesn’t need a mentor. He is the master now, he is the mentor. You saw him going to Shane with the tablet to explain what happened on the previous play. We need to take advantage of that and draft a real backup QB to devlop for picks later on

pompano
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 3:59 pm

There’s always next yrs draft if Shane can’t be flipped or developed.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  pompano
08/13/2022 4:01 pm

”IF” LOL

pompano
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:03 pm

you could be right, time will tell.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 3:57 pm

I don’t think that replacing Henne is as much a need as a luxury. I get it, you look at him and think you don’t want him starting games for us, and on that level, I agree. Where I don’t agree is that Henne helps make Mahomes play better from the sideline, basically as an informal assistant QB coach. That undoubtedly carries over to practice and prep, so you’d have to replace Henne with someone just as good in that role, or you’re decreasing performance overall, on the off-chance that a better on-field QB might be needed to fill in.

Since Henne’s role has been repeatedly cited as a valuable asset, I’m inclined to take the experts at their word.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
08/13/2022 4:04 pm

Right again, BRaG!

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
08/13/2022 4:18 pm

I have little faith Henne can win us games if he had to start. He has always been a below average QB. I agree that he was indispensable with Patrick in his early years. He was that smart/saavy vet to lean on. Now, Mahomes is that vet. As soon as he was done with that interview, he went right over to Buechelle and broke down on the tablet what happened with Henne looking on. That told me all I need to know about the backup QB situation

Berserker
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:31 pm

I agree, Henne’s veteran-ness no longer has as much value to this team as it used to. He does still help out a lot in practices, which lets Mahomes concentrate on his own stuff, but not sure that’s worth a roster spot.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Berserker
08/13/2022 4:33 pm

It won’t be addressed this season, but I want a late day 2 pick or a failed former first round reclamation project as the teams backup going forward

Berserker
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:43 pm

After Matt Rhule gets fires, maybe pick up Darnold for cheap. And hire Rhule for a defensive assistant.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Berserker
08/13/2022 4:45 pm

what about a 3rd for Jordan Love?

Berserker
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:50 pm

Ehhhh, I don’t want to trade a draft pick. But, I guess, that’s no different than drafting a rookie with our late 3rd. And of course our 4th rounders should always be used on CBs, so guess I can’t complain about using a 3rd on a QB.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Berserker
08/13/2022 4:52 pm

I look at it as a 3rd to flip for 2 firsts and a 4th later. I have to look, but I believe rookie guarantees are all signing bonus. So KC wouldn’t be on the hook unless they pick p his 5th year option

upamtn
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
08/14/2022 12:03 am

wow, I just said the same thing before seeing this … GMTA or whatever

pompano
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:03 pm

the drop off from Pat to any other QB we could possibly acquire means we are fucked if, god forbid, he misses significant playing time. The resources are better spent elsewhere.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
08/13/2022 4:14 pm

In any other division I would agree with saints. In our division if Patrick goes down (knocking on wood) for any length of time we are screwed, so agree.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  pompano
08/13/2022 4:19 pm

ummmm. the 2017 Eagles might disagree

Berserker
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:26 pm

Watson was real impressive today, totally flipped the bad impression of him I had from Thursday’s practice. It was just one bad drop that soured me on him Thursday, but he had several really good plays and no big screwups today.

Skyy Moore was impressive, too, I thought. Good ball security on the punt, good toe-tap, the kind of details that rookies usually mess up.

It would be big if both of those guys can be early contributors.

On the bad side, I was disappointed that our starting Oline didn’t totally crush the Bears’ run defense.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Berserker
08/13/2022 4:30 pm

I loved your camp breakdown !! I was waiting for that all August. it looked like the Chiefs wanted to see what they had in the receiving corps. Very few runs. That was by design. Safe to sat Pacheco is on the roster to the point of ”let’s keep him hush hush” for AZ

Berserker
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
08/13/2022 4:39 pm

Thanks, I appreciate that. I didn’t get to look for a lot of the interesting little details of stuff like individual performances, line play, stuff like that, because it was my first visit this year so I was looking to get a big picture of how things are going. I hope I can look for different details when I go back next week.

I’m glad the Chiefs passed a lot today. The new WR corps is probably #1 on my personal interest list. But just was hoping to see our Oline blow the Bears off the line a little bit more decisively.

Pacheco, yeah, he got some snaps with the ones today, and I’d say that seals it.

upamtn
Reply to  Berserker
08/13/2022 11:59 pm

Berserrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrker!

so, how ya like HB’s replacement (Reid) … the dude even kicks XPs

I’m a miss this guy, though

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… but as go_sal always said: love the team, not the player (man I miss #54 Brian “The Man” Waters)

Last edited 5 months ago by upamtn
saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Tony Sommer
08/13/2022 5:57 pm

we all know what Mahomes is. He is on another level. But I don’t subscribe to this notion that the season is over if he went down. We have seen too many instances where that is not the case

Plus Name and Plus Name
Plus Name and Plus Name
Reply to  Tony Sommer
08/13/2022 8:29 pm

I really wanted the Chiefs to go out there and sign Carson Strong.

Big Chief
Big Chief
08/13/2022 3:20 pm

Was Juju in today? I would have liked to see him get a catch.

upamtn
08/13/2022 3:12 pm

first, I did NOT watch the game … I did check the scoreboard and stats at halftime and at the end … that said, a couple of thoughts

KC’s 1st & 2nd seem to be far ahead of CHI’s 1st & 2nd, no surprise there

given the second half stats, Crum is likely one of the first cuts and the “bottom of KC’s roster” has some growing to do if they’re going to make the second round of cuts coming up whenever

all THAT said: I wouldn’t read “too much” into the first preseason “scrimmage with referees and fans who have to pay” … I’m not at all concerned about the “first team” KC Offense or Defense (the usual suspects)

Buechele looks to be a keeper (Tony, get his name right, wouldya?)

cool to know Justin Reid can hit an XP in a pinch … the field must be halfway decent as Cairo Santos managed to get off a couple of FG’s and XP’s

2 more weeks of “practice” and then … THEN it gets real

Last edited 5 months ago by upamtn
Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  upamtn
08/13/2022 3:17 pm

Buechele had better play around him. I would expect Crum to get the earlier reps next week.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  Big Chief
08/13/2022 3:35 pm

I think they need a better QB at the number 2 spot. That is just me

Big Chief
Big Chief
08/13/2022 3:12 pm

It always amazes me that there are betting lines on preseason games. Who is betting on them?

upamtn
Reply to  Big Chief
08/13/2022 3:15 pm

was thinking THAT was well when checking the box score … why would ANYONE bet on preseason games? ah well, I just wish those fools with “money to burn” would send some to me (or at least some good BBQ)

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/13/2022 3:04 pm

Willie Gay looking good

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  zulu trader
08/13/2022 3:19 pm

Chenal looked good, too.

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