Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks

KC
13
SEA
26
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KC 370313
SEA 3133726

Game Information
Location: CenturyLink Field Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 68,541

SEATTLE (AP) Kansas City running back Spencer Ware's right knee injury might not be as bad as first feared.

Ware sprained his right knee and was carted off the field in the Chiefs' 26-13 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. But Kansas City coach Andy Reid said after the game that X-rays came back negative and that Ware would have an MRI to further access the damage Saturday.

It was optimistic news for what appeared to be a major injury.

"We'll just see how that turns out," Reid said.

Russell Wilson was again brilliant for Seattle, throwing for 200 yards and a touchdown, but his performance was secondary to the injury suffered by Ware and the impact it could have for the Chiefs.

Ware remained on the turf after making a 6-yard reception on a pass from Alex Smith in the first quarter. Ware appeared to take an awkward step with his right leg during the play and team trainers were looking at his knee while he was down on the field. Players from both teams took a knee while Ware was examined, and he was taken off the field on a cart.

"Our guys like the heck out of him. He is one of our guys," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said about Ware, who began his career with the Seahawks. "I wanted to send him some love and hope he is OK."

It was the second straight week a starter in Seattle was taken off the field with a knee injury. The Seahawks lost starting left tackle George Fant for the season last week due because of a torn ACL in his right knee.

The Chiefs have depth at running back with veteran Charcandrick West and impressive rookie Kareem Hunt, who averaged 4.3 yards per carry filling in after Ware was hurt. But Ware's strength was his versatility as a runner and pass catcher out of the backfield. Ware rushed for 921 yards and had another 447 yards receiving last season for the Chiefs.

"Kareem got good work last week and he learned how fast this thing can change where all of a sudden you become that starter and in a position to do that," Reid said.

Ware's injury was part of a lackluster effort form Kansas City's offense. Smith was 7 of 17 for just 44 yards although there were a handful of drops. The Chiefs had just 102 total yards in the first half against Seattle's starters and Kansas City's only touchdown came on a 95-yard kickoff return from De'Anthony Thomas .

Wilson's stellar preseason continued , playing the entire first half and one drive of the second half. He threw a 2-yard touchdown to Tre Madden and led Seattle on four scoring drives, including three field goals by Blair Walsh. In parts of three preseason games, Wilson is 29 of 41 for 447 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

"Everything he has done looks like it is culminating in really good, solid decision making, really clear thinking, very decisive, quick with the football," Carroll said.

The biggest area of concern for Seattle coming into the week was how the offensive line would respond to the loss of Fant. His replacement, Rees Odhiambo, went mostly unnoticed with the exception of one play early in the third quarter. Chris Jones, in his preseason debut following offseason knee surgery, made Odhiambo whiff and engulfed Wilson for the only sack allowed by the Seahawks starters.

"Everything was pretty good for the most part," Odhiambo said. "A few things we've got to clean up a little bit but for the most part I felt like we did a really good job."

MAHOMES MADNESS: Kansas City rookie Patrick Mahomes wasn't quite as impressive as the first two weeks of the preseason. Mahomes was 8 of 15 for 70 yards passing and led one scoring drive - a 32-yard field goal by Sam Ficken - in four possessions.

BACKUP BATTLE: The backup QB role in Seattle could be back open after Trevone Boykin had a miserable night and Austin Davis was solid. Boykin missed on all six attempts with an interception, while Davis was 5-of 5 for 64 yards and a 28-yard TD pass to Tanner McEvoy in the fourth quarter.

Carroll said the offense was so out of rhythm that he doesn't read much into Boykin's performance.

BENNETT SITS: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett continued to sit on the Seattle bench during the national anthem. For the second straight week, teammate Justin Britt stood next to Bennett with his right hand on Bennett's shoulder. Cliff Avril stood for most of the anthem before sitting next to Bennett at the end.

SITTING OUT: Chiefs DE Justin Houston was expected to make his debut but was scratched due to illness. Safety Eric Berry and outside linebacker Tamba Hali were also among the veterans that rested.

Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett went through full pregame warmups but did not play as he continues to recover from a broken leg suffered late last season. Also sitting out was running backs Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise, and linebacker Michael Wilhoite.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Seahawks
07:06 Sam Ficken 30 yd FG 3 0
03:44 Blair Walsh 41 yd FG 3 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Seahawks
13:43 Blair Walsh 36 yd FG 3 6
07:22 Tre Madden 2 yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 3 13
07:10 De'Anthony Thomas 95 yd kick return (Sam Ficken kick) 10 13
00:03 Blair Walsh 21 yd FG 10 16

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Seahawks
11:39 Blair Walsh 47 yd FG 10 19

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Seahawks
14:47 Sam Ficken 32 yd FG 13 19
06:46 Tanner McEvoy 28 yd pass from Austin Davis (Blair Walsh kick) 13 26

Team Stats
  Kansas City Seattle
1st Downs 19 23
Total Yards 225 390
Passing 156 256
Passing Completions/Attempts 19-38 18-30
Yards/Pass 3.9 8.0
Rushing 69 134
Rushing Attempts 22 32
Yards/Rush 3.1 4.2
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles Lost 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 29:53 30:07

Kansas City Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Patrick Mahomes II 8 15 70 4.7 0 0
Tyler Bray 4 6 54 9.0 0 0
Alex Smith 7 17 44 2.6 0 0

Seattle Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Russell Wilson 13 19 200 10.5 1 0
Austin Davis 5 5 64 12.8 1 0
Trevone Boykin 0 6 0 0.0 0 1

Kansas City Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Kareem Hunt 9 39 4.3 0 9
Spencer Ware 3 15 5.0 0 7
C.J. Spiller 3 10 3.3 0 8
Alex Smith 2 4 2.0 0 8
Patrick Mahomes II 2 2 1.0 0 2
Charcandrick West 3 -1 -0.3 0 2

Seattle Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Carson 8 46 5.8 0 15
J.D. McKissic 7 46 6.6 0 15
Eddie Lacy 4 21 5.2 0 11
Mike Davis 6 11 1.8 0 9
Trevone Boykin 2 8 4.0 0 8
Russell Wilson 3 4 1.3 0 2
Austin Davis 2 -2 -1.0 0 -1

Kansas City Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Gehrig Dieter 3 42 14.0 0 22
Ross Travis 2 23 11.5 0 14
Jehu Chesson 1 19 19.0 0 19
Demetrius Harris 1 12 12.0 0 12
Gavin Escobar 1 12 12.0 0 12
Tyreek Hill 1 11 11.0 0 11
Charcandrick West 3 9 3.0 0 3
Spencer Ware 2 9 4.5 0 6
Chris Conley 1 9 9.0 0 9
Travis Kelce 1 9 9.0 0 9
De'Anthony Thomas 1 7 7.0 0 7
Albert Wilson 1 3 3.0 0 3
C.J. Spiller 1 3 3.0 0 3

Seattle Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jermaine Kearse 3 59 19.7 0 39
Doug Baldwin 2 45 22.5 0 25
Chris Carson 2 44 22.0 0 37
Tanner McEvoy 2 43 21.5 1 28
Jimmy Graham 2 34 17.0 0 30
J.D. McKissic 2 21 10.5 0 11
Stevie Donatell 1 7 7.0 0 7
Paul Richardson 1 5 5.0 0 5
Kasen Williams 1 4 4.0 0 4
Tre Madden 1 2 2.0 1 2
Mike Davis 1 0 0.0 0 0

Kansas City Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Eric Murray 4 1 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 4 1 0 0
Kevin Pierre-Louis 3 0 1 1
Chris Jones 2 2 1 7
Kenneth Acker 2 1 0 0
Dee Ford 2 1 0 0
Phillip Gaines 2 2 0 0
Derrick Johnson 2 2 0 0
David King 2 0 0 0
Steven Nelson 2 0 0 0
Steven Terrell 2 1 0 0
Ramik Wilson 2 1 0 0
Frank Zombo 2 1 0 0
Allen Bailey 1 0 0 0
De'Vante Bausby 1 0 0 0
Ukeme Eligwe 1 0 0 0
Jarvis Jenkins 1 1 0 0
Ron Parker 1 1 0 0
Marcus Rush 1 0 0 0
Orson Charles 0 0 0 0
Marcus Kemp 0 0 0 0
Bennie Logan 0 1 0 0
Justin March-Lillard 0 0 0 0
Josh Mauga 0 2 0 0
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 0 1 0 0
Cam Thomas 0 1 0 0
De'Anthony Thomas 0 0 0 0
Andrew Tiller 0 0 0 0
Albert Wilson 0 0 0 0

Seattle Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
David Bass 3 1 1 7
Tramaine Brock 3 0 1 5
Shaquill Griffin 2 0 0 0
Bradley McDougald 2 3 0 0
Earl Thomas 2 2 0 0
Cliff Avril 1 0 0 0
Frank Clark 1 0 0 0
Marcus Cromartie 1 0 0 0
Pierre Desir 1 0 0 0
Terence Garvin 1 1 0 0
Quinton Jefferson 1 0 0 0
Nazair Jones 1 2 0 0
Jeremy Lane 1 0 0 0
Cassius Marsh 1 1 0 0
Mike Morgan 1 2 0 0
Kache Palacio 1 0 0 0
Otha Peters 1 1 0 0
Jarran Reed 1 1 0 0
Ahtyba Rubin 1 0 0 0
Richard Sherman 1 0 0 0
Bobby Wagner 1 2 0 0
K.J. Wright 1 3 0 0
Rodney Butler 0 1 0 0
Kam Chancellor 0 2 0 0
Christian French 0 0 0 0
Delano Hill 0 0 0 0
Kenny Lawler Jr. 0 0 0 0
Tre Madden 0 0 0 0
Demetrius McCray 0 0 0 0
Dewey McDonald 0 2 0 0
Marcus Smith 0 1 0 0
Neiko Thorpe 0 1 0 0
Nick Vannett 0 0 0 0
Kasen Williams 0 0 0 0

Kansas City Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
De'Vante Bausby 1 0 0

Seattle Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Kansas City Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
De'Anthony Thomas 4 131 32.8 1 95
C.J. Spiller 2 54 27.0 0 29

Seattle Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
J.D. McKissic 2 39 19.5 0 27
Cyril Grayson 1 26 26.0 0 26

Kansas City Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Orson Charles 1 0 0.0 0 0
Albert Wilson 1 0 0.0 0 0
De'Anthony Thomas 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Seattle Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
J.D. McKissic 1 12 12.0 0 12
David Moore 1 7 7.0 0 7

Kansas City Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Sam Ficken 2 3 67.0 32

Seattle Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Blair Walsh 4 4 100.0 47

Kansas City Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Dustin Colquitt 5 240 61

Seattle Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jon Ryan 4 144 50