Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith struggled behind their unsettled offensive lines in Kansas City's 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle on Friday night.
Wilson was 9 of 15 for 78 yards, though most of those completions came on his final drive, when tight end Jimmy Graham finally got involved in the game. Otherwise, Wilson spent his half of work running away from Chiefs pass rushers Justin Houston and Dee Ford.
At least he wasn't throwing to the wrong team.
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Smith was pressured so much in the first half that he began rushing his throws, and one of them was picked off by Bobby Wagner. The Seattle linebacker returned it untouched 25 yards for a touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 10-7 halftime lead.
Smith finished 11 of 18 for 81 yards with a touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin.
The game belonged to the backups from there.
Chase Daniel led the Chiefs (2-0) on an 86-yard drive to open the second half, hitting tight end James O'Shaughnessy from 1 yard for the score. Daniel has been sharp in two preseason games, throwing four TD passes without an interception.
R.J. Archer played better than he did last week for the Seahawks (0-2), who lost regular backup Tarvaris Jackson to a high ankle sprain in their loss to Denver. But Archer was unable to move his team into range of a winning field goal in the final minutes Friday night.
Observations from the game:
Seahawks: C Drew Nowak, LG Justin Britt and RT Garry Gilliam were new to the lineup from the preseason opener, joining LT Russell Okung and RG J.R. Sweezy. They performed better as the first half wore on, though Gilliam had his hands full with All-Pro pass rusher Houston.
Chiefs: LT Eric Fisher (high ankle sprain) and RG Jeff Allen (knee sprain) did not dress, nor did their replacements fare well. Paul Fanaika started at tackle and was consistently pushed off the line of scrimmage, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff was manhandled at his guard spot.
Seahawks: WR Tyler Lockett made a nice catch while working with the first team, but was bottled up in the return game. Lockett played at Kansas State, a short drive down Interstate 70.
Chiefs: CB Marcus Peters, the No. 18 overall pick, had a solid home debut. C Mitch Morse, drafted in the second round, struggled to deal with Seattle's interior line.
Seahawks: CB Earl Thomas, who had shoulder surgery in February, was among many Seahawks who did not dress for the game. Thomas returned to practice Tuesday.
Chiefs: Ford was leveled by Seahawks RB Christine Michael in the second quarter. He briefly went to the locker room with a rib injury but returned to the sideline.