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Seahawks fly past Chiefs 44-14

Posted Aug 24, 2012

Kansas City falls to 1-2 in the preseason

Dwayne Bowe’s anticipated debut Friday night was overlooked as Seattle used a trio of field goals to jump out to an early 9-0 advantage before extending the lead 44-14 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Seattle got on the board first with a 36-yard field goal from K Steven Hauschka with 7:29 left on the clock in the first quarter.

After a quick appearance and a three-and-out from the Chiefs offense the defense returned to the field. Quarterback Russell Wilson passed deep right to  WR Braylon Edwards for 32 yards. After a two yard gain followed by an incomplete pass Wilson was sacked at the Chiefs 21 yard line. But Hauschka kicked a 39-yard field goal to make it 6-0 with 1:55 left in the first.

Bowe entered the game during the third offensive series of the first quarter. Matt Cassel’s first attempt to Bowe was incomplete and P Dustin Colquitt booted the ball shortly after.

DT Anthony Toribio injured his ankle in the first quarter. There was no word on his condition immediately after the game.

In the second quarter CB Javier Arenas furiously sacked Wilson at the Chiefs 27-yard line. The Seahawks converted a 45-yard field goal and after seven plays and 37 yards the Seahawks increased their lead 9-0.

Inching their way down the field the Chiefs made it to the 25-yard line before punting 37 yards.

After only three plays TE Kellen Winslow caught a 21-yard pass from Wilson in the end zone and Hauschka’s extra point gave the Seahawks a 16-point lead.

Bowe caught a first down pass for nine yards from Cassel and it seemed to light a spark in the Chiefs offense. The Chiefs marched down the field in the second quarter as the Chiefs entered a no huddle and the tempo began to pick up.

Cassel threw to RB Jamaal Charles, which put the Chiefs at the 15-yard line with less than five minutes left in the second. Cassel found WR Dexter McCluster for a clutch nine-yard touchdown giving the Chiefs some momentum with two minutes left in the first half. The extra point was good from K Ryan Succop and made the score 16-7 in favor of Seattle.

Less than a minute left in the first half the Seahawks once again made their way down the field and into the end zone. An 11-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to WR Charly Martin increased the score to 23-7 as the teams made their way to the locker room for halftime.  Seattle’s drive was extended by two roughing the passer penalties on OLB Tamba Hali.

At the start of the third quarter RB Robert Turbin ran for a 25-yard touchdown and Hauschka’s kick pushed the score up 30-7.

With less than five minutes left in the third Cassel’s pass intended for TE Kevin Boss was picked off by FS Earl Thomas for a 75-yard touchdown which made the score 37-7 in favor of the Seahawks.

A 57-yard punt from K Matt Szymanski was returned by WR Golden Tate for 92 yards and a touchdown. Hauschka’s field goal made the score 44-7 with 2:12 left in the third.

The leading rusher for the night Nate Eachus battled his way into the end zone with 1:53 left in the game. A false start forced the Chiefs back five yards but Succop wasn’t affected making the final score 44-14.

Kansas City, now 1-2 in the preseason, wraps up its exhibition schedule next Thursday in Green Bay.