Chiefs Fall to Saints, 26-24, in Preseason Opener
The turnover supplied New Orleans with a possibility to kick a game-winning, 31-yard subject purpose as time expired, and as Blake Grupe’s kick sailed by the uprights, the Saints re-claimed the lead with zeroes remaining on the clock.
It was an unlucky conclusion to what had the makings of a valiant comeback by the Chiefs’ second and third-teamers, however as is the fact in the preseason, there was nonetheless loads that Kansas Metropolis can study from Sunday’s sport.
“All in all, it was good to get a sport in,” stated Head Coach Andy Reid. “The [starters] want to choose up the tempo on each side of the ball. It wasn’t adequate, so we have now some issues to work on, however it was good to get the younger guys in. I believed they performed [well]. There have been some good issues from all of the completely different positions…You simply cannot end with a mistake.”
Regardless of the ultimate rating, a standout from Sunday’s sport was rookie large receiver Nikko Remigio, who caught 4 passes for 71 yards. The Chiefs additionally made some performs defensively between linebacker Drue Tranquill, security Chamarri Conner and defensive deal with Danny Shelton, who every recorded a sack.
When it comes to accidents, rookie cornerback Nic Jones (fractured fingers) and defensive again Anthony Witherstone (toe) left Sunday’s sport early.
The Chiefs will now return to coaching camp for one more open apply at Missouri Western State College on Tuesday earlier than persevering with the preseason with a matchup towards the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.