San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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Game Information
Location: Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 66,706

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alex Smith performed his job flawlessly against his former team Friday night.

Then, the Chiefs quarterback sat back and watched his understudies.

First-round draft pick Patrick Mahomes II led the Kansas City Chiefs to a third-quarter touchdown, and outplayed veteran backup Tyler Bray, before the San Francisco 49ers rallied behind their own second-stringers for a 27-17 victory in the preseason opener for both teams.

"I'm right there, right? I'm watching intently," said Smith, who was 4 for 6 for 48 yards in his only series. "We're a group. We're a team. So certainly following those guys, for sure. The situations they get - if there is anything I can offer, trying to help out any way I can."

Smith hit speedster Tyreek Hill for a 32-yard gain on the first play of the game, and Spencer Ware capped a 75-yard march with a short TD run to give the Chiefs a 7-0 lead.

Then it was Mahomes' turn.

The first QB taken by the Chiefs in the first round in 34 years, he drew perhaps the biggest roars of the night. And while his first long completion was wiped out by a holding penalty, Mahomes later took advantage of a blocked punt with a short touchdown throw to fellow rookie Marcus Kemp.

Mahomes was 7 of 9 for 49 yards as he duels with Bray for the No. 2 job.

"Definitely, Adrenaline was pumping," he said. "You're living out a dream. You're doing something you imagined in backyards when you were a little kid, so I definitely was excited."

San Francisco rookie C.J. Beathard experienced many of the same feelings in his debut.

He wound up with a better outcome, too.

The third-round pick hit Kendrick Bourne for a 46-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, then found him for a tying 2-point conversion. The Chiefs promptly fumbled the ball back and Beathard added a short TD pass to Tyler McCloskey with 10:41 left to give the 49ers the lead for good.

"There's still so many things to learn from this tape," Beathard said. "There's things that I could improve on just by watching the film, and I'm excited to get back and watch it."

Beathard outplayed both quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart.

Brian Hoyer failed to make new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan feel good about giving the longtime NFL journeyman the starting job early in training camp. He was 1 of 4 for 3 yards in two series.

Matt Barkley got the first shot after Hoyer and led San Francisco to two field goals, playing roughly two quarters. He was 10 of 17 for 168 yards without any major mistakes.

"You worry about what you can control," Hoyer said. "Go back and watch the film and make the corrections. The good thing was we saw that second group come in and kind of pick up what we needed to go to and really execute the offense. They did a good job."

BRAY'S NIGHT: First off the bench for Kansas City, Bray had an 83-yard TD pass to Chris Conley wiped out by offensive pass interference and an errant throw picked off. He was 5 of 8 for 63 yards.

HYDE'S BACKUP: Running back Carlos Hyde carried twice for San Francisco before giving way to Matt Breida and Joe Williams, rookies competing for the No. 2 job. Williams appeared to do more with fewer chances, showing an impressive burst in the open field.

FICKEN DOES KICKIN: Sam Ficken handled kicking duties for Kansas City while Cairo Santos deals with a groin injury. The former Penn State star hit a 45-yard field goal in the third quarter.

AILING CHIEFS: All-Pro S Eric Berry (heel) did not suit up. He was joined on the sideline by DE Chris Jones, LB Tamba Hali, NT Bennie Logan and TE Travis Kelce, all with various knee injuries. Conley left with a bruised knee early in the game.

SUFFERING NINERS: The 49ers were missing FS Jimmie Ward (hamstring) and CB Dontae Johnson (concussion), while DT DeForest Buckner left after the first series with an ankle injury. On offense, starting LG Joshua Garnett (ribs) and rookie TE George Kittle (hamstring) were not available.

WELCOME BACK: 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman and Chiefs counterpart Derrick Johnson were back after tearing their Achilles' tendons last season. Bowman hurt his in October and Johnson hurt his in December.

"For the little bit of plays I played, it just felt good to get back out there, and have another year," Bowman said. "You know, live up to what I've built for myself, see what this team has to offer and what we can get better at for later weeks."

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
11:38 Spencer Ware 2 yd run (Sam Ficken kick) 0 7
06:11 Robbie Gould 38 yd FG 3 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
12:22 Nick Rose 22 yd FG 6 7
06:53 Nick Rose 27 yd FG 9 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
10:30 Sam Ficken 45 yd FG 9 10
06:08 Marcus Kemp 1 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes II (Sam Ficken kick) 9 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
13:31 Kendrick Bourne 46 yd pass from C.J. Beathard (Kendrick Bourne 2pt Pass from C.J. Beathard) 17 17
10:41 Tyler McCloskey 2 yd pass from C.J. Beathard (Robbie Gould kick) 24 17
00:56 Robbie Gould 38 yd FG 27 17

Team Stats
  San Francisco Kansas City
1st Downs 22 13
Total Yards 434 187
Passing 246 156
Passing Completions/Attempts 18-32 18-30
Yards/Pass 7.0 4.9
Rushing 188 31
Rushing Attempts 36 14
Yards/Rush 5.2 2.2
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 35:17 24:43

San Francisco Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Matt Barkley 10 17 168 9.9 0 0
C.J. Beathard 7 11 101 9.2 2 0
Brian Hoyer 1 4 3 0.8 0 0

Kansas City Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Tyler Bray 5 8 63 7.9 0 1
Patrick Mahomes II 7 9 49 5.4 1 0
Alex Smith 4 6 48 8.0 0 0
Joel Stave 2 7 10 1.4 0 0

San Francisco Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Raheem Mostert 15 89 5.9 0 19
Joe Williams 7 60 8.6 0 17
Matt Breida 11 40 3.6 0 12
Carlos Hyde 2 0 0.0 0 2
C.J. Beathard 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Kansas City Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Alex Smith 1 10 10.0 0 10
C.J. Spiller 2 9 4.5 0 5
Charcandrick West 5 6 1.2 0 4
Spencer Ware 4 6 1.5 1 4
Kareem Hunt 1 0 0.0 0 0
Marcus Kemp 1 0 0.0 0 0

San Francisco Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Kendrick Bourne 4 88 22.0 1 46
Aldrick Robinson 2 83 41.5 0 63
Trent Taylor 3 33 11.0 0 19
Garrett Celek 1 24 24.0 0 24
Matt Breida 2 14 7.0 0 9
Marquise Goodwin 1 14 14.0 0 14
Tyler McCloskey 2 9 4.5 1 7
DeAndre Carter 2 4 2.0 0 4
Carlos Hyde 1 3 3.0 0 3

Kansas City Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Conley 2 46 23.0 0 29
Tyreek Hill 1 32 32.0 0 32
Spencer Ware 3 20 6.7 0 9
Gehrig Dieter 1 16 16.0 0 16
Seantavius Jones 2 13 6.5 0 9
Orson Charles 2 12 6.0 0 8
Kareem Hunt 1 9 9.0 0 9
Demarcus Robinson 1 7 7.0 0 7
De'Anthony Thomas 1 6 6.0 0 6
Ross Travis 1 3 3.0 0 3
Anthony Sherman 1 3 3.0 0 3
C.J. Spiller 1 2 2.0 0 2
Marcus Kemp 1 1 1.0 1 1

San Francisco Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Austin Calitro 6 0 0 0
Lorenzo Jerome 3 0 0 0
Aaron Lynch 2 1 2 14
Don Jones 2 0 0 0
Rashard Robinson 2 0 0 0
Solomon Thomas 2 0 0 0
Ray-Ray Armstrong 1 0 0 0
Ronald Blair 1 0 0 0
Ahmad Brooks 1 0 0 0
Quinton Dial 1 0 0 0
Chris Jones 1 1 0 0
Noble Nwachukwu 1 0 0 0
Vinnie Sunseri 1 1 0 0
Dekoda Watson 1 0 0 0
Ahkello Witherspoon 1 0 0 0
Blake Bell 0 0 0 0
Kapri Bibbs 0 0 0 0
NaVorro Bowman 0 2 0 0
Tank Carradine 0 1 0 0
Garrett Celek 0 0 0 0
Jayson DiManche 0 0 0 0
Reuben Foster 0 2 0 0
Chanceller James 0 0 0 0
Raheem Mostert 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Smelter 0 0 0 0
Pita Taumoepenu 0 0 0 0

Kansas City Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Earl Okine 4 0 1 9
David King 3 0 1 9
Marcus Rush 3 0 1 8
De'Vante Bausby 3 2 0 0
Ukeme Eligwe 3 2 0 0
Ashton Lampkin 3 0 0 0
Kenneth Acker 2 1 0 0
Steven Nelson 2 0 0 0
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 2 2 0 0
Terrance Smith 2 0 0 0
Steven Terrell 2 3 0 0
D.J. White 2 0 0 0
Ramik Wilson 2 1 0 0
Allen Bailey 1 0 0 0
Phillip Gaines 1 0 0 0
Jarvis Jenkins 1 1 0 0
Derrick Johnson 1 0 0 0
Justin March-Lillard 1 1 0 0
Leon McQuay III 1 1 0 0
Terrance Mitchell 1 0 0 0
Kevin Pierre-Louis 1 1 0 0
Maurice Swain Jr. 1 2 0 0
Frank Zombo 1 1 0 0
Orson Charles 0 0 0 0
Demetrius Harris 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0 1 0 0
Eric Murray 0 0 0 0
J.R. Nelson 0 0 0 0
Marcus Peters 0 0 0 0
Larry Scott 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 0 1 0 0
Ross Travis 0 0 0 0
James Winchester 0 0 0 0

San Francisco Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Rashard Robinson 1 30 0

Kansas City Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

San Francisco Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Victor Bolden Jr. 2 63 31.5 0 37

Kansas City Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jehu Chesson 3 78 26.0 0 39
C.J. Spiller 1 24 24.0 0 24
Demarcus Robinson 1 20 20.0 0 20

San Francisco Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trent Taylor 3 40 13.3 0 33
DeAndre Carter 1 0 0.0 0 0

Kansas City Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Demarcus Robinson 1 9 9.0 0 9
De'Anthony Thomas 1 1 1.0 0 1
Gehrig Dieter 1 0 0.0 0 0

San Francisco Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Nick Rose 2 2 100.0 27
Robbie Gould 2 3 67.0 38

Kansas City Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Sam Ficken 1 1 100.0 45

San Francisco Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Bradley Pinion 3 156 56

Kansas City Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Dustin Colquitt 6 291 56