It's Game Night for Kansas City Chiefs Football

Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware tries to get past San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster and safety Eric Reid during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City Mo. Friday Aug. 11 2017

The 49ers also have a coach with a Kansas connection. I'm glad how the guys battled.

And while win-loss records in the preseason are meaningless, what takes place on the field matters, especially to Reid, who will be watching his young quarterback intently.

Linebacker Austin Calitro forced a fumble in the fourth quarter setting up a game-winning touchdown drive for the San Francisco 49ers in their 27-17 preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Trubisky went 18/25 for 166 yards and a touchdown while Watson completed 15 of his 25 pass attempts for 179 yards.

An eight-yard touchdown from Barkley to Robinson was wiped out by offsetting penalties, including an offensive pass interference call against receiver Aaron Burbridge.

"We've got to clean up the penalties", Shanahan said at halftime.

Both Robinson and the 49ers' starting defense bounced back on Kansas City's second drive when, with Tyler Bray playing quarterback for Kansas City, Robinson intercepted a pass in the flat and returned it 30 yards. His pressure against the right guard almost resulted in a sack and instead it produced an interception by Rashard Robinson. He got open and made a big play. He had a potential touchdown catch nullified by penalties. Six plays later, he whiffed on an open-field, third-down tackle that would have prevented a first down. Mahomes was awarded the third quarter as he was listed as the third-string quarterback on the team's initial depth chart.

-Running back Kapri Bibbs, who is competing for a backup job, did himself no favors as Kevin Pierre-Louis pushed him out of the way to block a Bradley Pinion punt in the third quarter. None raised a fist in protest of racial inequality, and the majority put their hands over their hearts.

Preseason openers can sometimes be snoozers, especially in the second half. Newsom got discharged from Stanford Medical Center on Thursday after spending two nights for a concussion from Tuesday's collision at practice.

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos is out with groin injury, safety Eric Berry is unlikely to play with a heel injury and tight end Travis Kelce has been sidelined by a knee injury.



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