Playmakers highlight fourth preseason game highs

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Sept. 3, 2015; St. Louis; Chiefs running back Darrin Reaves gains yards before being brought down by St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree during the preseason finale at the Edward Jones Dome. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Sept. 3, 2015; St. Louis; Chiefs running back Darrin Reaves gains yards before being brought down by St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree during the preseason finale at the Edward Jones Dome. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

The Chiefs defeated the St. Louis Rams 24-17 in the battle of second strings versus second strings to win the Governor’s Cup.

For the first time since 1969, the Kansas City Chiefs posted an undefeated preseason record. The Chiefs appeared in the Super Bowl the last two times (1960, 1969) the Chiefs accomplished the feat.

Despite that fact, going undefeated in the preseason doesn’t mean a whole lot, especially since the Detroit Lions famed winless season in 2008 started out 4-0 before the regular season started.

Keeping that in mind, here are the highs and lows for the Chiefs fourth preseason game.

HIGHS

• Safety Daniel Sorensen charged out of the gates on the first drive and came up with an interception on a tipped ball. Sorensen tried making his way to the end zone, but fell short, ending up at the 8 yard line.

• Quarterback Chase Daniel completed 16-of-20 passes for 117 yards with one touchdown.

• Running back Darrin Reaves racked up double digit yards in both rushing and receiving. Reaves registered 40 yards rushing, 42 yards receiving and a receiving touchdown, which was reminiscent of the blunder that was the Dwayne Bowe fumble, Travis Kelce touchdown from last season against San Diego during Week 17.

• Fullback Spencer Ware doubled down on offense, grabbing five passes for 37 yards receiving and 10 carries for 45 yards rushing.

• On the defensive side, linebacker James-Michael Johnson recorded six tackles on the night. Johnson comes off a game were he recorded just one against the Seahawks.

LOWS

• Even though Daniel was mentioned above, his pick-six deserves to be mentioned as a low. Daniel’s pick six was his second interception and the second pick six by the Chiefs organization on the preseason. Quarterback Alex Smith threw a pick-six in the win against Seattle.

• Chiefs players caught a case of the fumble fingers. Sorensen dropped the ball after his interception, luckily for the Chiefs, linebacker D.J. Alexander was there to scoop it up. Ware, arguably his lone mix up on the evening, fumbled the ball, and lost it, with 2:24 left on the clock in the first half.

• The Chiefs racked up seven penalties for 80 yards. The last time Kansas City accrued that many penalty yards was in the fourth preseason game in 2014 at Green Bay when they were penalized 14 times for 131 yards.

• A couple players went down with injuries. Linebacker Josh Martin was diagnosed with a concussion, and rookie defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches went out with an ankle injury.

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Amie Just is a contributing writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach her or find her on Twitter: @Amie_Just.

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