Chiefs defeat 49ers 19-16

Kansas City gets first win of the preseason
Chiefs 49ers Football
Posted at 11:25 PM, Aug 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-15 00:25:38-04

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Trey Lance threw an 80-yard touchdown pass that led to loud cheers from San Francisco fans and also showed some rookie traits in his preseason debut in the 49ers’ 19-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lance had an up-and-down first performance with a few off-target throws, three sharp passes that were dropped by his receivers and four sacks behind a spotty offensive line.

Chad Henne threw a TD pass to Byron Pringle after a short cameo by Patrick Mahomes to begin the game and rookie Shane Buechele scored on a 1-yard keeper with 1:14 to play to win it for Kansas City.