The Kansas City Chiefs won their final 2016 preseason game, beating the Green Bay Packers, 17-7.
Well, it is on to the regular season. Kansas City came out and dominated Green Bay in an ugly affair. The Chiefs fell behind 7-0 after a blocked punt in the red zone before scoring 17 unanswered points in the second quarter.
Here are the main takeaways from the contest:
Aaron Murray isn’t making the team
Murray was all kinds of bad on Thursday night. While he completed 10-of-18 passes for 108 yards, he threw two horrific interceptions. Murray looks dazed and confused throughout the night, and is clearly the fourth-best quarterback on the roster… at best.
Dadi Nicolas continues to dominate
Nicolas was a sixth-round pick back in May, and he might be a major steal. In his final preseason action, Nicolas continued his strong play with two sacks and a forced fumble. At this rate, he might earn himself a snap or two come Sept. 11 against the San Diego Chargers. If Dee Ford struggles, maybe Nicolas gets a look at some point down the line.
Knile Davis and De’Anthony Thomas don’t want to say goodbye
Davis came out and ran really hard. The fourth-year veteran was able to rack up 58 yards on 14 carries, breaking multiple tackles along the way. Thomas was also very good. He didn’t do much in the return game (mostly had to call fair catches) but was active on offense. Thomas caught four passes for 45 yards in his time.
Eric Murray looks strong
Murray played very well at his safety spot. After having a rough game against the Los Angeles Rams, Murray showed up and played the run consistently. If he can keep up that sort of play, he could earn himself a nice role on this team in subpackages.
Addicts, what did you take away from this one?