Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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Game Information
Location: Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 47,714

CINCINNATI (AP) Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Kansas City (1-1) got a lot to like out of its offense overall and its top pick in particular.

Mahomes moved into the role of Alex Smith's backup a week ago and was smooth against the Bengals (1-1), who chased him from the pocket but couldn't stop his accurate on-the-move throws. Mahomes, the 10th overall pick from Texas Tech, was 10 of 14 for 88 yards with touchdowns of 1 and 7 yards .

"Of course I always love a touchdown throw," Mahomes said. "That's the big thing, getting the ball in the end zone. I just tried to go in there and do what Alex was doing."

The Chiefs scored on each of their first five possessions for a 30-9 lead. Smith was 8 of 9 for 83 yards with a TD , and Tyler Bray threw an 18-yard touchdown on his first play.

"Patrick had some nice plays, and Tyler had a nice shot right at the beginning," coach Andy Reid said.

Kansas City piled up 410 yards, including 228 rushing. Charcandrick West ran for 113 yards on only seven carries.

The Bengals had to settle for a pair of field goals during Andy Dalton's three possessions. He was 7 of 13 for 98 yards with one sack.

"We moved the ball really well," Dalton said. "We have to make a play when we're down there."

Cincinnati's kicking competition remained all even. Randy Bullock and Jake Elliott have made all of their attempts in two games. Bullock connected from 47 and 26 yards on Saturday, while Elliott was good from 32 and 39 yards.

ROOKIE WATCH

Chiefs: Third-round pick Kareem Hunt got a chance to show his versatility in his home state. He was limited to one carry and one catch in the preseason opener. On Saturday, he was the featured running back on the first two drives. Hunt had 8 carries for 40 yards and 3 catches for 23 yards.

Hunt is Toledo's all-time leading rusher and had a lot of family and friends at Paul Brown Stadium.

"Honestly it kind of felt like a homecoming for me," he said. "It meant a great deal to come here and play the way I did."

Bengals: Top draft pick John Ross was held out of a second straight preseason game as he recovers from shoulder surgery. He was cleared to fully practice on Monday. ... Second-round pick Joe Mixon carried five times for 13 yards.

ONE WAY TO LOOK AT IT

The Chiefs had scoring drives of 80, 46, 75, 80 and 18 yards on their first five drives, but Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said it wasn't necessarily all bad for the defense.

"That's good for those guys to have to play that way," Lewis said. "If we go in there and stop them too early and they think they should come out, and they don't have their wind and aren't ready for the regular season."

INJURIES

Chiefs: TE Travis Kelce missed the preseason opener with a sore knee but practiced during the week and had one catch for 26 yards. S Eric Berry was sidelined again with a heel injury.

Bengals: S Shawn Williams hurt his right elbow in the second quarter and was taken off the field on a cart. ... RB Giovani Bernard sat out a second straight preseason game as he recovers from a torn ACL.

TAKE THAT

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict leveled RB Anthony Sherman with a high hit to the chest on a passing play in the first quarter.

NOTHING BUT NET

Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris had a pair of touchdown catches. After the second one, he celebrated by stopping as if he were at the free-throw line and shooting the ball toward the sideline.

STILL KICKING

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos was out again with a groin injury. Sam Ficken, signed to fill in while he heals, made a 23-yard field goal, but was wide right on one of his extra-point attempts.

UP NEXT

The Chiefs play at Seattle on Friday. The Bengals play at Washington next Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Bengals
10:36 Randy Bullock 47 yd FG 0 3
03:18 Sam Ficken 23 yd FG 3 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Bengals
12:27 Demetrius Harris 5 yd pass from Alex Smith (Sam Ficken kick) 10 3
07:22 Jake Elliott 32 yd FG 10 6
01:05 Demetrius Harris 1 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes II (missed kick) 16 6
00:00 Randy Bullock 26 yd FG 16 9

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chiefs Bengals
09:15 De'Anthony Thomas 7 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes II (Sam Ficken kick) 23 9
08:17 Seantavius Jones 18 yd pass from Tyler Bray (Sam Ficken kick) 30 9
00:46 Jake Elliott 39 yd FG 30 12

Team Stats
  Kansas City Cincinnati
1st Downs 22 13
Total Yards 410 257
Passing 182 185
Passing Completions/Attempts 20-28 17-34
Yards/Pass 5.9 5.1
Rushing 228 72
Rushing Attempts 33 21
Yards/Rush 6.9 3.4
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 34:17 25:43

Kansas City Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Patrick Mahomes II 10 14 88 6.3 2 0
Alex Smith 8 9 83 9.2 1 0
Tyler Bray 2 5 23 4.6 1 0

Cincinnati Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Andy Dalton 7 13 98 7.5 0 0
AJ McCarron 8 15 93 6.2 0 1
Jeff Driskel 2 6 13 2.2 0 0

Kansas City Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Charcandrick West 7 113 16.1 0 50
Kareem Hunt 8 40 5.0 0 25
Patrick Mahomes II 3 29 9.7 0 14
C.J. Spiller 6 27 4.5 0 15
Tyreek Hill 1 11 11.0 0 11
Devine Redding 5 8 1.6 0 6
Spencer Ware 1 3 3.0 0 3
Joel Stave 2 -3 -1.5 0 -1

Cincinnati Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jeremy Hill 6 28 4.7 0 11
Tra Carson 8 24 3.0 0 11
Joe Mixon 6 16 2.7 0 5
Stanley Williams 1 4 4.0 0 4

Kansas City Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Travis Kelce 1 36 36.0 0 36
De'Anthony Thomas 3 31 10.3 1 15
Kareem Hunt 3 23 7.7 0 11
Seantavius Jones 1 18 18.0 1 18
C.J. Spiller 1 16 16.0 0 16
Jehu Chesson 2 15 7.5 0 10
Demetrius Harris 3 14 4.7 2 8
Albert Wilson 2 14 7.0 0 9
Tyreek Hill 1 9 9.0 0 9
Gavin Escobar 1 7 7.0 0 7
Anthony Sherman 1 6 6.0 0 6
Orson Charles 1 5 5.0 0 5

Cincinnati Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Tyler Boyd 2 45 22.5 0 25
Alex Erickson 3 43 14.3 0 31
A.J. Green 3 39 13.0 0 22
Josh Malone 3 35 11.7 0 15
Joe Mixon 1 15 15.0 0 15
Brandon LaFell 1 9 9.0 0 9
Mason Schreck 1 7 7.0 0 7
Cethan Carter 1 6 6.0 0 6
Alonzo Russell 1 4 4.0 0 4
Tra Carson 1 1 1.0 0 1

Kansas City Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ukeme Eligwe 3 1 1 6
De'Vante Bausby 3 1 0 0
Phillip Gaines 3 1 0 0
Josh Mauga 2 5 0 0
Steven Nelson 2 0 0 0
Ron Parker 2 1 0 0
Terrance Smith 2 1 0 0
Allen Bailey 1 1 1 13
Kenneth Acker 1 0 0 0
Justin Houston 1 3 0 0
Jarvis Jenkins 1 2 0 0
Leon McQuay III 1 0 0 0
Steven Terrell 1 1 0 0
Cam Thomas 1 1 0 0
D.J. White 1 1 0 0
Orson Charles 0 0 0 0
Jehu Chesson 0 0 0 0
Seantavius Jones 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0 2 0 0
Ashton Lampkin 0 0 0 0
Bennie Logan 0 2 0 0
Eric Murray 0 2 0 0
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 0 1 0 0
Marcus Peters 0 0 0 0
Kevin Pierre-Louis 0 1 0 0
Devine Redding 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 0 2 0 0
De'Anthony Thomas 0 0 0 0
Frank Zombo 0 1 0 0

Cincinnati Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Derron Smith 4 1 0 0
Vontaze Burfict 3 3 1 0
Jordan Evans 3 1 0 0
Josh Shaw 3 0 0 0
Bene Benwikere 2 1 0 0
Darqueze Dennard 2 1 0 0
Marquis Flowers 2 0 0 0
KeiVarae Russell 2 1 0 0
Jordan Willis 1 1 1 8
Chris Smith 1 0 1 4
Brandon Bell 1 0 0 0
Demetrious Cox 1 2 0 0
Clayton Fejedelem 1 1 0 0
Ryan Glasgow 1 2 0 0
Kevin Minter 1 4 0 0
Pat Sims 1 2 0 0
Shawn Williams 1 1 0 0
Andrew Billings 0 1 0 0
Will Clarke 0 1 0 0
Carlos Dunlap 0 1 0 0
William Jackson 0 1 0 0
Michael Johnson 0 1 0 0
Joe Mixon 0 0 0 0
Hardy Nickerson 0 3 0 0
Josh Tupou 0 2 0 0
Nick Vigil 0 8 0 0
Jarveon Williams 0 0 0 0
DeShawn Williams 0 1 0 0

Kansas City Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Eric Murray 1 12 0

Cincinnati Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Kansas City Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 1 39 39.0 0 39
Jarveon Williams 1 23 23.0 0 23
Kermit Whitfield 1 17 17.0 0 17

Kansas City Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Gehrig Dieter 1 3 3.0 0 3

Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 2 11 5.5 0 6

Kansas City Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Sam Ficken 1 1 100.0 23

Cincinnati Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Randy Bullock 2 2 100.0 47
Jake Elliott 2 2 100.0 39

Kansas City Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Dustin Colquitt 2 110 56

Cincinnati Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Will Monday 4 174 59