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Quarterback Alex Smith piloted the Kansas City Chiefs toward their first touchdown in their opening drive in the game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

Quarterback Alex Smith piloted the Kansas City Chiefs toward their first touchdown in their opening drive in the game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

KC Chiefs 2Kansas City, Mo. — Well, bummer. The Kansas City Chiefs controlled the whole game at Arrowhead Stadium here until the last four seconds and then blew it. The Seattle Seahawks just won’t lose a game, and they didn’t. In any case, many had expected this to be the Chiefs’ toughest pre-season game.
The Seahawks won the 2013 Super Bowl playing the Denver Broncos but lost the 2014 Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. The Seahawks in 2016 lost to the Carolina Panthers in the divisional playoffs and the Chiefs lost 20-27 to the New England Patriots in the divisional playoffs. The Panthers went on to lose the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos.
The Seahawks last played the Chiefs in 2014 and lost 20-24 at Arrowhead; they also lost games against the Chiefs in 2010 and 2006. The Seahawks last beat the Chiefs 39-32 in 2002.
seahawks-logoIn the pre-season opener this year up against the Kansas City Chiefs the Seahawks were going down 16 to 6, and good ole Pete Carroll yanks his third string quarterback, who was blowing it, and substitutes his second string quarterback up against a third string Chiefs team.
The Kansas City Chiefs had the game won down to the end of the fourth quarter — And lost it in the last four seconds of the game to a Hail Mary 37-yard touchdown and a 2-point conversion.
Pete Carroll, Seahawks coach since 2010, yanked his third string quarterback Jake Heaps and replaced him with Trevon Boycam with four minutes to play in the game. And that was all he wrote. The Chiefs even helped out with goal line penalty for having twelve players on the field. Boycam set up a field goal to make the score 16-9.
Boycam then made the Hail Mary pass to rookie wide receive Tanner McEvoy for the touchdown and the 2-point conversion pass to rookie running back Troymaine Pope to win the game.
Up until then the Chiefs defense had them whipped. The Seahawks spent most of the game in Punt Out City and were unable to score a touchdown. They scored two Steven Hauschka field goals.
In the end Boycam had led all four Seahawk scoring drives.
At halftime the Chiefs were ahead 13-3, and the Kansas City first and second string defense was in control of the game.
Chief’s first string quarterback Alex Smith opened the game with a tough drive concluding with a pass to former Mizzou Tiger Jeremy Maclin at the 1 yard line and a touchdown by Spencer Ware to make the score 7-0 and went to the bench for the rest of the game.
Newly acquired quarter back Nick Foles came on for the Chiefs and set up a 28-yard field goal for Cairo Santos to make the score 10-3. Foles went to the bench, and quarterback Tyler Bray came on an set up another field goal for Santos who kicked a 49-yarder to make it l3-3.
Opening the third quarter for the Kansas City Chiefs was quarterback Aaron Murray, who set up an incredible field goal for Cairo Santos. Santos booted a 58-yard field goal to make the score 16-6.
Things were looking cool for the Chiefs, especially after the Seahawks put in Heaps, who couldn’t escape Punt Out City. The Chiefs put their bottom of the barrel in to give them a look-see, and fourth string quarterback rookie Kevin Hogan was suddenly facing Trevon Boycam and it all fell apart. It only took four minutes for the Seahawks to turn it around and win the game.
Oh yeah, legendary Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson almost scored on his opening drive of the game and was intercepted at the 1 yard line by Chief defensive back Marcus Peters. Wilson went back to the bench.
Moral of the story: Pete Carroll, currently the oldest NFL coach, will do anything it takes to win — And he did.
Oh yeah, on Chief defense keep your eye on rookie Chris Jones . . . .
Next Saturday night Chiefs boogie out to Los Angeles to play the LA Rams at 8 p.m. CT in their second game since leaving St. Louis. The Rams Saturday managed to beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-24 in Los Angeles.
The Seahawks next play the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Aug. 18, in Seattle. The Vikings beat the Cincinnati Bengals 17-16 Friday night in Cincinnati.\
C.L. and H.E.
Cairo Santos kicked three field goals -- including a 58-yarder -- for the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs photo)

Cairo Santos kicked three field goals — including a 58-yarder — for the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs photo)


Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters prevented a Seahawk touchdown in their opening drive with an interception from quarterback Russell Wilson at the 1 yard line. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters prevented a Seahawk touchdown in their opening drive with an interception from quarterback Russell Wilson at the 1 yard line. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)


Nick Foles was the first backup quarterback to play Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

Nick Foles was the first backup quarterback to play Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)


Running back Knile Davis, a former Arkansas Razorback, carries the ball. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

Running back Knile Davis, a former Arkansas Razorback, carries the ball. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)


Tyler Bray succeeded Nick Foles in the quarterback job Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

Tyler Bray succeeded Nick Foles in the quarterback job Saturday. (Kansas City Chiefs Photo)

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