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Chiefs vs. 49ers: TV Info, Live Stream, Point Spread, X-Factor And Prediction


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Arrowhead Stadium opens its doors up for thousands of Chiefs’ addicts tonight for the first time in 2013.

This will be a game of firsts, and although it’s only preseason, there’s a lot to pay attention to in this game.

This is Andy Reid’s first game at Arrowhead as head coach of the Chiefs. This is Alex Smith’s first time at Arrowhead as quarterback of the Chiefs. This is also the first time he’ll be playing his old team, the San Francisco 49ers.

This is the first time Arrowhead Addicts all around the world will be able to see the 2013 Chiefs at their house, so preseason or not, this is going to be pretty intense.

It’s football after all.

Here’s some info you’ll want to know if you’re not going to the game.

 

Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT

Where: Kansas City, Mo. Arrowhead Stadium

TV: KCTV-5

Radio: FM 101.1 The Fox. You can listen to it live here.

Live Stream:  NFL Preseason Live

Point Spread: Kansas City -3 (Bovada.net)

 

Chiefs Player To Keep An Eye On: Knile Davis, RB

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With Jamaal Charles likely sitting out do to injury precautions, rookie running back Knile Davis is going to get a ton of big-time looks.

News out of camp is that Davis has struggled at times, but this is going to be his opportunity to step up and prove that he belongs.

Maybe he won’t set the world on fire, but he’s getting reps with the first team and the bright lights will be on. This should be a good experience for the rookie.

 

Chiefs Player Who Must Step Up:

See Above.

 

X-Factor:

Will the Chiefs’ aggressive defense be able to contain Colin Kaepernick? San Francisco likes to run the read-option with him, and that type of system can devastate a defense that is too aggressive and loses contain.

Kansas City is going to have to find a balance between getting after the ball carrier and stopping that read-option.

 

Prediction: 

49ers win 20-17, but really it doesn’t matter. I think the Chiefs’ first offense will look good and the defense will find a way to stop Kaepernick once or twice.

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Tags: Alex Smith Andy Reid Colin Kaepernick Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs Kniles Davis

  • Randy5k

    I was very pleased with Alex Smiths performance in the Big Easy. Fast action! I love it!

  • Chris Tarrants

    Wait a minute Andrew! This is your first full week here so mistakes are going to happen but you can’t have the chiefs losing in envy predictions from here on out!!! It just doesn’t sit well with us die hards! Even if we are playing the 85 bears with Cassel at the helm you need to make us feel like we have a real shot even if you know otherwise

    • Altarium

      This right here! Lying and convincing each other that the Chiefs can and will beat anyone is the mortal responsibility of any Chiefs fan!

    • Andrew Kulha

      Forgive me.

  • ArrowFan

    CK7 is easy to stop if the guys who are responsible for outside contain do their jobs. It goes back to Jr High fundamentals.

  • Jason Collins

    Prediction: 38-10. Alex smith gets knocked out for the year and the Chiefs trade a 2nd round pick to get Cassel back.

  • Randy5k

    I am not pleased with Jamaal Charles fragility.

  • Tadpole550

    101.3 the fox is a rock n roll station rite? I got it on i heart radio juss wondering if the game is gonna be broadcasted thru the station since I can’t watch it :/ fml… Help!!!!!!