“‘That was a great time the last time we were here — but we have a job to do,'” Patrick Mahomes said Thursday, looking ahead to the team’s second preseason game.
The place? State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Chiefs defeated the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.
This time the team is taking on a very different opponent: The Arizona Cardinals.
And they got the job done.
FINAL SCORE: Chiefs win 38-10
Q4: 04:09 — Chris Oladokun closing the game out at QB. Deneric Prince TD, extra point is good. Chiefs lead 38-10.
Q3: 01:35 — Blaine Gabbert to Cornell Powell for a TD. PAT is good. Chiefs up 31-10.
Q3: -5:52 — Blaine Gabbert to Ihmir Smith-Marsette for the TD. Chiefs up 24-10.
Q3: 11:35 — A 54-yard field goal from Arizona makes this a one-score game. Chiefs lead 17-10.
Q2: 00:06 — Despite false-start penalty on the offense giving extra room, Cardinals push one through putting the team’s first points of the game on the board. Chiefs lead 17-7.
Q2: 00:19 — Arizona thought they had their first points on the board for the game. Chiefs still lead 17-, refs rule runner was down. Ball placed at the half-yard line. Chiefs defense muscles this one out.
Q2: 01:56 — 28-yard field goal from Harrison Butker extends the lead to 17-0 Chiefs.
Q2: 08:59 — Buechele scrambles 15 yards into the endzone for a touchdown. Chiefs lead 14-0.
— Patrick Mahomes has checked out, presumably for the game. Shane Buechele in for QB in the second quarter. All other starters remain.
Q1: 00:07 — With seconds left in the first quarter, Mahomes to Justin Watson for a touchdown to put this Chiefs on the board to start the game. Strong drive from the team.
Some concerns about field condition pre-game. Lots of Divots.
The field condition was a giant point of contention during and after the Super Bowl.
Andy Reid said Thursday the team would be monitoring the field conditions at State Farm Stadium.
How long will we get to see Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and the starters?
Head Coach Andy Reid said Thursday that Mahomes would get the first half against the Cardinals.
But will he really?
Reid has a history of pulling the starters after a score or the first drive in the second quarter. But we’ll see.
Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report:
Defensive tackle Tershawn Wharton (knee), tight end Jody Fortson (shoulder), cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (knee), and running back Isaiah Pacheco (hand) all missed Sunday’s preseason game. According to Sports Illustrated, the same group is expected to miss Saturday’s game as well. In addition, Fortson has been moved to the IR list.
ESPN reports CB Anthony Witherstone (toe) has been reverted to the IR list, and WR Nikko Remigio (wrist) and CB Nic Jones (fingers) remain questionable.
Chris Jones continues to hold out:
Defensive tackle Chris Jones missed the entirety of the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Josepp as part of a contract negotiation holdout. The team has been fining Jones $50,000 for each day he remains absent from camp, a number quickly growing.
Chiefs @ Cardinals Details:
The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Arizona Cardinals for the team’s second NFL Preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. CST.
The game is being held in State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The game is expected to be available on NBC and through NFL+.