San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

SF
27
KC
17
FINAL
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SF 7601427
KC 737017

Game Information
Location: Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 73,027

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) During pregame warmups, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo wandered over to the spot near the 10-yard line in Arrowhead Stadium where last season came to a crashing end with a torn knee ligament.

"Once I did that," he said, "it was over with. Time to move on."

He did that quite well.

After a rusty preseason debut last week, Garoppolo was sharp and efficient in leading San Francisco to a 27-17 victory over the Chiefs on Saturday night. He was 14 of 20 for 188 yards and a touchdown while playing the entire first half, his nightmare Week 3 of last season becoming just a memory.

"Leading up to it and everything, enough people talked about it. I definitely thought about it," Garoppolo said. "But it's good to get it out of the way, I think is the best way to put it."

Garoppolo led the 49ers deep into Kansas City territory four times, throwing a nice TD pass to Matt Breida and getting two field goals from Robbie Gould. The other drive ended on a failed fourth down.

"Last week wasn't nearly as bad as it looked, but it definitely looked that bad live," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. "Today, everyone was on the same page a little bit better, moved the chains a couple of times and just got into a rhythm and start playing football."

Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes was just as good, going 8 of 10 for 126 yards. The highlight for him was a 62-yard catch-and-run to Damien Williams, who made the defensive end covering him look foolish.

"To catch that ball and score that touchdown," Mahomes said, "that explosiveness is always good."

Mahomes was so sharp in what was likely his final tuneup before the regular season that the league MVP even completed his first incompletion - it was just caught out of bounds. His only other misfire was a drop by backup tight end Blake Bell before coach Andy Reid gave Mahomes a visor to wear.

"I just thought he'd had enough," Reid said. "They've had a lot of work, a lot of work in training camp. We practice fast and hard and we have some live periods where you tackle to the ground. We just felt like we were in a good place there."

Garoppolo kept his helmet on, leading a two-minute drill that gave the 49ers a go-ahead field goal.

They clung to that 13-10 halftime advantage until Chiefs backup quarterback Kyle Shurmur led a 13-play, 97-yard drive that took up most of the third quarter. Byron Pringle capped it with a short TD run as the second-year pro tries to make the Chiefs as an extra wide receiver.

The 49ers answered with a 12-play drive of their own. Nick Mullens, who is battling C.J. Beathard for their backup quarterback job, led the way and Jeff Wilson Jr. finished it with a TD run.

Wilson put the game away with another touchdown run with 3:41 to go.

STAT SHEET

Wilson finished with 45 yards rushing for the 49ers. Breida carried seven times for 44 yards. ... Mullens was 8 of 11 for 84 yards. ... Rookie WR Mecole Hardman had three catches for 40 yards for Kansas City. ... Chiefs DE Frank Clark had a sack of Garoppolo in the first half.

QUIET TIGHT ENDS

The 49ers' George Kittle broke Travis Kelce's season yardage record for tight ends within hours of him setting it during Week 17 last season. But neither dented the stat sheet Saturday night. Kittle didn't play due to a bothersome calf injury while Kelce did not have a catch for Kansas City.

SITTING OUT

Along with Kittle, the 49ers rested CBs Jason Verrett (ankle), K'Waun Williams (knee) and Tim Harris; FS Adrian Colbert (hamstring); RB Jerick McKinnon (knee); DLs Dee Ford (knee), Nick Bosa (ankle) and Jullian Taylor (back); and WR Trent Taylor (foot).

The Chiefs sat SS Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder), CB Michael Hunter (groin) and WR Gehrig Dieter (back).

INJURIES

Chiefs LB Darron Lee left with a chest injury. ... CB Bashaud Breeland hurt his left shoulder while making a tackle along the sideline in the first half, though he eventually returned to the game.

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY

The Chiefs' game last week in Pittsburgh was delayed about an hour by lightning. Rain fell off and on Saturday night, too, though the game continued without any delays.

UP NEXT

49ers: Wrap their preseason against the Chargers on Thursday night.

Chiefs: Visit Green Bay for their preseason finale Thursday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
08:25 Damien Williams 62 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick) 0 7
04:14 Matt Breida 20 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Robbie Gould kick) 7 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
12:38 Harrison Butker 25 yd FG 7 10
03:10 Robbie Gould 29 yd FG 10 10
00:08 Robbie Gould 35 yd FG 13 10

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
01:38 Byron Pringle 6 yd run (Harrison Butker kick) 13 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail 49ers Chiefs
11:13 Jeff Wilson Jr. 4 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 20 17
03:41 Jeff Wilson Jr. 7 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 27 17

Team Stats
  San Francisco Kansas City
1st Downs 23 12
Total Yards 381 248
Passing 257 185
Passing Completions/Attempts 22-31 18-28
Yards/Pass 7.8 6.0
Rushing 124 63
Rushing Attempts 35 15
Yards/Rush 3.5 4.2
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 35:03 24:57

San Francisco Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jimmy Garoppolo 14 20 188 9.4 1 0
Nick Mullens 8 11 84 7.6 0 0

Kansas City Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Patrick Mahomes 8 10 126 12.6 1 0
Kyle Shurmur 9 12 67 5.6 0 0
Chase Litton 1 6 5 0.8 0 0
Chad Henne 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

San Francisco Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jeff Wilson Jr. 12 45 3.8 2 9
Matt Breida 7 44 6.3 0 13
Tevin Coleman 9 19 2.1 0 5
Austin Walter 5 19 3.8 0 8
Wilton Speight 2 -3 -1.5 0 -1

Kansas City Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Darrel Williams 5 19 3.8 0 9
Kyle Shurmur 2 14 7.0 0 15
Darwin Thompson 3 8 2.7 0 6
Patrick Mahomes 1 8 8.0 0 8
Byron Pringle 1 6 6.0 1 6
Sammy Watkins 1 5 5.0 0 5
Damien Williams 1 2 2.0 0 2
Carlos Hyde 1 1 1.0 0 1

San Francisco Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Richie James Jr. 4 66 16.5 0 33
Dante Pettis 3 36 12.0 0 16
Jordan Matthews 2 33 16.5 0 22
Matt Breida 2 31 15.5 1 20
Ross Dwelley 2 30 15.0 0 23
Deebo Samuel 2 27 13.5 0 21
Kendrick Bourne 2 25 12.5 0 18
Kyle Juszczyk 2 9 4.5 0 5
Marquise Goodwin 1 9 9.0 0 9
Kaden Smith 1 4 4.0 0 4
Tevin Coleman 1 2 2.0 0 2

Kansas City Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Damien Williams 3 74 24.7 1 62
Mecole Hardman 3 40 13.3 0 18
Tyreek Hill 3 31 10.3 0 12
Blake Bell 2 13 6.5 0 7
Sammy Watkins 1 13 13.0 0 13
Darwin Thompson 2 9 4.5 0 8
Cody Thompson 1 5 5.0 0 5
Tremon Smith 1 5 5.0 0 5
Byron Pringle 1 5 5.0 0 5
Darrel Williams 1 3 3.0 0 3

San Francisco Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Damontre Moore 3 2 2 9
Dontae Johnson 3 0 0 0
Kwon Alexander 2 1 0 0
Antone Exum Jr. 2 0 0 0
Marcell Harris 2 0 0 0
Emmanuel Moseley 2 0 0 0
Jimmie Ward 2 1 0 0
Arik Armstead 1 1 0.5 1
Azeez Al-Shaair 1 1 0 0
Dre Greenlaw 1 1 0 0
D.J. Jones 1 0 0 0
Tarvarius Moore 1 0 0 0
D.J. Reed Jr. 1 0 0 0
Malcolm Smith 1 0 0 0
Jaquiski Tartt 1 0 0 0
Ahkello Witherspoon 1 0 0 0
Jay Bromley 0 1 0.5 2
DeForest Buckner 0 1 0 0
Kevin Givens 0 1 0 0
David Mayo 0 0 0 0
Mark Nzeocha 0 0 0 0
LaRoy Reynolds 0 0 0 0
Solomon Thomas 0 2 0 0
Fred Warner 0 2 0 0

Kansas City Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ben Niemann 4 3 0 0
Dorian O'Daniel 4 2 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 4 2 0 0
Juan Thornhill 4 1 0 0
Morris Claiborne 3 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 2 0 1 8
Mark Fields 2 2 0 0
Justin Hamilton 2 0 0 0
Darron Lee 2 1 0 0
Rob McCray 2 0 0 0
Frank Clark 1 1 1 7
Jeremiah Attaochu 1 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 1 0 0 0
Hunter Dimick 1 0 0 0
Rashad Fenton 1 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 1 0 0 0
Emmanuel Ogbah 1 0 0 0
Alex Okafor 1 0 0 0
Khalen Saunders 1 1 0 0
D'Montre Wade 1 0 0 0
Cavon Walker 1 1 0 0
Damien Wilson 1 2 0 0
Anthony Hitchens 0 2 0 0
Chris Jones 0 1 0 0
Nick Keizer 0 0 0 0
Herb Miller 0 1 0 0
Reggie Ragland 0 2 0 0
Anthony Sherman 0 0 0 0
De'Anthony Thomas 0 0 0 0
Armani Watts 0 1 0 0
James Winchester 0 0 0 0

San Francisco Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Kansas City Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

San Francisco Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Richie James Jr. 2 42 21.0 0 23
Deebo Samuel 1 26 26.0 0 26

Kansas City Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Rashad Fenton 1 28 28.0 0 28
Byron Pringle 1 27 27.0 0 27
Mecole Hardman 1 21 21.0 0 21
Tremon Smith 1 19 19.0 0 19
Nick Keizer 1 6 6.0 0 6

San Francisco Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
D.J. Reed Jr. 2 11 5.5 0 12
Dante Pettis 1 9 9.0 0 9

Kansas City Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Mecole Hardman 1 2 2.0 0 2

San Francisco Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Robbie Gould 2 2 100.0 35

Kansas City Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Harrison Butker 1 1 100.0 25

San Francisco Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Mitch Wishnowsky 2 114 62

Kansas City Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Dustin Colquitt 3 161 67
Jack Fox 2 98 53