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Chiefs Play Sloppy, Injuries Pile Up

Spencer Ware
(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

Before the first snap on Friday night there were injury questions for Kansas City. Justin Houston and Eric Berry ended up being late scratches against the Seahawks. Justin and rookie lineman Tanoh Kpassagnon had the flu and Eric felt soreness after practicing this week. Spencer Ware would go down in the first quarter with a knee injury. Roy Miller would come out with a minor hamstring strain. The Chiefs were not getting breaks on the injuries but even with the injuries there was no excuse for the sloppy play.

The Chiefs offense looked out of sync all night and definitely will have to have a better showing when the season starts in just under two weeks.

Kansas City’s starting offense really never got started. Their only scoring drive was aided by a roughing the passer penalty on fourth down. The throw that Alex Smith had made was a good one but was dropped by Albert Wilson. Wilson would not be the only receiving threat to drop a ball on Friday. It was a big problem in fact with multiple drops coming from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce as well. The Chiefs could not get out of their own way to score on Friday night. The few times the offense did move the ball a little bit it was generally negate by penalty.

A couple of wide receivers did make good cases for the roster on Friday night. De’Anthony Thomas ran a kickoff back for a touchdown after bobbling the kickoff before. Jehu Chesson had a couple of big plays catching a ball on third and nineteen and almost catching a TD pass. Marcus Kemp showed great special teams ability making a tackle on a punt and blocking a punt. Several of the Chiefs players also looked bad. Wilson dropped a couple of passes and got leveled on another after making a short yardage catch. At this point I’m even starting to wonder if Demarcus Robinson makes this team. He didn’t get offensive snaps until the third string unit came in which is very disappointing.

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Chris started covering the Chiefs four years ago. Since then he started the Check With Me podcast with co-host Ryan Tracy. During training camp in 2016 Chris & Ryan were asked to host the Locked on Chiefs podcast. Follow @ChrisClarkNFL for more Chiefs and NFL coverage.

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