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The game doesn’t count, but these Kansas City Chiefs preseason highlights sure were great.
Despite playing on a field that actively tried to hurt everyone, the Kansas City Chiefs played fine in their first preseason game of the summer vs. Chicago Bears.
It may be called Soldier Field for more sentimental reasons, but there was nothing sentimental about the “grass” looking like the University of Tennessee was in charge of taking care of it. Even though the hometown Bears prevailed in a game that didn’t count, the Chiefs brought some good stuff on film, far prettier than the grotesque playing surface they had to deal with all afternoon.
With both knees still intact, Patrick Mahomes and the boys can go back to Arrowhead in one piece.
While you tended to your lawn better than Lori Lightfoot ever could, here are the three Chiefs highlights to watch before you head to the water cooler at work on Monday.
Kansas City Chiefs: Preseason Game Highlights vs. Chicago Bears
3. Patrick Mahomes finds The Belldozer for a smooth six points before bowing out
Mahomes completed six-of-seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Blake Bell before baking in the hot Chicago sun on a balmy Saturday afternoon. The Bears might be the worst team in football, so it was good to see Mahomes do what he does, cut up cannon fodder before becoming the champion he is on the sidelines. The Bears got Belldozed big time!
2. Skyy Moore clapped like a pro in his first professional spell game
While Shane Buechele got the bulk of the running at quarterback for Kansas City in this game, check out rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore getting in on some of the thrashing action. The former Western Michigan star is expected to do big things in a Kansas City uniform. He may have played at a small school, but he shows he can make the big plays when his team needs him.
1. Justin Reid kicks the PAT despite the field being worse than his alma mater’s football team
That’s what preseason games are all about. Justin Reid may make a living playing safety, but he’ll never forget making that extra point on a play that didn’t even count. I mean, this field was in as bad shape as Reid’s alma mater football team over in Palo Alto, but it’s the thought that counts. While it may not be Stanford’s motto, the idea that counts should be someone’s.
In the end, who cares? The Chiefs know they will be a wagon in the AFC again this season. Mahomes is still Mahomes, and he’s still being coached by the majestic Andy Reid. While it may be important that the humble bears didn’t wither and die on their field that probably wasn’t safe enough to hold a picnic, at least football is back in our lives. Week 1 will come soon enough.
“See that Justin Reid guy kicked an extra point on Saturday?” “Yeah, let me tell you all about it.”