Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Fred Williams (83) celebrates after a second quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The first preseason game of the year is in the books for the Kansas City Chiefs. And as meaningless as the final scores was, it was nice to see our Chiefs drop 34 unanswered points on Arizona in a game that was not close.
But in the preseason, the real news is less about which team won and more about who was injured and how specific players performed. And Saturday’s game had plenty of news along that front.
Ramik Wilson had a great first game in a Chiefs uniform, snagging an interception.
Aaron Murray led a touchdown drive, and Chase Daniel was on fire, leading three of his own.
Charcandrick West caught the attention of a number of individuals after leading the team in rushing with 49 yards on six carries. He also added three receptions for 43 yards.
But perhaps the player to call most attention to himself was wide receiver Fred Williams. With 82 yards and a touchdown, Williams led the team in receiving by a significant margin. He also grabbed all six passes that were thrown to him.
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Those are nice statistics. But it is even more notable since Williams was not one of the players people were looking at to have a breakout performance. While plenty of people intended to see how Wilson and West would perform, I don’t think Williams was at the top of too many people’s watch list.
But he has certainly began garnering attention now. And no doubt he will be a topic of conversation heading into Friday night’s game against Seattle. If he continues to shine, then he could an outstanding story line heading into the regular season. But let’s not get too excited just yet.
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