The Kansas City Chiefs played their first game in the old is new again Arrowhead Stadium last night against the Philadelphia Eagles. A back and forth game would see the Eagles pull out a 20-17 win.
The very first play of the game for the Chiefs was not the way they wanted the offense to start. Running back Jamaal Charles would fumble the handoff from quarterback Matt Cassel, which would be pounced on by the Eagles at the KC 24 yard line.
Two plays later, the Eagles would score and take an early 7-0 lead. Philadelphia would later add a field goal to extend their lead to 10-0.
The Chiefs would get on the board in the second quarter after Cassel threw a four yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. This would cap off a 16 play, 63 yard drive that included a big fourth down conversion from running back Thomas Jones.
In the second half, Kansas City would take its first lead of the game. Rookie safety Kendrick Lewis would intercept a pass at the Chiefs 46 yard line and take it all the way down to the Eagles 26 yard line.
Four plays later, Thomas Jones would take it in from the 11, and Kansas City was on top 14-10.
Not very long after this, for the second time in two weeks, the game would come to a stop for an injured Chiefs player.
Rookie linebacker Cameron Sheffield would hit helmet to helmet with Eagle running back Mike Bell. He would be carted off of the field on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.
Officials would only say that Sheffield suffered a neck injury and that evaluations were ongoing.
The Eagles would continue the drive, which included a 26 yard pass from quarterback Kevin Kolb to former Mizzou wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The drive would stall at the 26 and the Eagles would kick a field a field to cut the Chiefs lead to 14-13.
Late in the fourth quarter, Kansas City would start a drive at their own 28 which ended with a 43 yard field goal from Ryan Succop. The Chiefs now led 17-13 with just about two minutes left in the game.
The Eagles would not be phased. Quarterback Mike Kafka would lead their offense down the field and would throw an 18 yard touchdown pass with just 29 seconds left on the clock.
Kansas City will finish up the preseason with a game on Thursday night at Arrowhead against the Green Bay Packers.