The Kansas City Chiefs exhibited a strong performance, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 in a preseason matchup. Despite early hiccups, MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs’ offense to a 10-play, 92-yard drive resulting in an 18-yard touchdown pass to Justin Watson. Kansas City dominated the game, outgaining the Cardinals 504 yards to 286.
Mahomes completed 10 of 15 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown during his extended preseason appearance. Rookie receiver Rashee Rice stood out with eight catches for 96 yards, earning Mahomes’ trust despite an early drop.
The Chiefs’ defense began strong, while their backup quarterbacks, Shane Buechele and Blaine Gabbert, had impressive performances. They combined to complete 31 of 38 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns.
Arizona, missing Kyler Murray, their starting quarterback, who is recovering from a torn ACL, struggled to keep up. Veteran Colt McCoy and rookie Clayton Tune shared quarterback duties, but the Cardinals couldn’t mount a significant comeback.
Isaiah Simmons, transitioning to safety from linebacker for Arizona, faced challenges during the game and acknowledged the need for improvement.
Kansas City displayed dominance on the road, securing their third victory at State Farm Stadium in under a year.
Next games: Chiefs host the Cleveland Browns in their final preseason game, while the Cardinals travel to face the Minnesota Vikings in their last preseason matchup.