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Chiefs Lose Preseason Reunion for Alex Smith, 49ers
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QB Alex Smith threw for 62 yards against his former team.
Aug. 16- San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

It was the kindest the 49ers were to their former teammate all night.

Smith struggled against a relentless pass rush while playing the entire first half for Kansas City, even taking a couple wicked shots from the San Francisco defense, and then watched as backup quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a late touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 15-13 victory.

"It was different, definitely different," Smith said. "Those are guys I played a long time with and know very well. There was a lot of talking out there, back and forth from a lot of guys."

It turned out to be a strange reunion for Harbaugh, too.

"It felt a lot like going against my brother," he said. "It was different. It was personal, in the best kind of way. I wish him great success and health. We'll be following him."

Great success and health? Hardly.

Smith was wrestled to the ground at least half a dozen times by the 49ers' defense, the most vicious blow coming in the second quarter, when defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie leveled a helmet-to-helmet hit. He was flagged for a personal foul on the play.

All the pressure prevented the Chiefs from moving the ball the way they did last week in New Orleans, when the No. 1 offense scored a touchdown on its only drive in a 17-13 defeat.

Smith was just 7 of 16 for 62 yards through the air.

"Listen, I expect us to score every time we have the ball," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "I don't expect any less than that. So did I expect more? Yeah."

Phil Dawson hit all three of his field-goal attempts for the 49ers, two of them 55-yarders, while the Chiefs' Quintin Demps returned a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown.

Colin Kaepernick, who took over Smith's starting job in San Francisco last season, only played the first offensive series. He threw just two passes, one a completion for minus-3 yards and the other a misfire toward wide receiver Chad Hall, who was running free to the end zone.

"It was a little overthrown," Kaepernick said. "We got the perfect look."

Colt McCoy and Scott Tolzien alternated series for the 49ers once Kaepernick left, but neither distinguished himself in the race for the No. 2 quarterback job. McCoy threw for 35 yards but also tossed an interception, while Tolzien threw for only 30 yards.

The Chiefs played without Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles, who strained his right foot when he stepped on a teammate in practice Monday. Charles worked out before the game and the team considers him day-to-day, though Reid wouldn't discuss his status for next week's game.

"We'll see when we start practice on Sunday how I feel," Charles said. "I'm trying to get my body ready and back in shape."

The main story line, though, was Smith facing his former team.

After leading San Francisco to the playoffs and getting off to a good start last year, he lost the top job when he got hurt. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with Kaepernick once Smith was healthy enough to return, and then traded the former No. 1 pick to the Chiefs this past offseason.

Smith has mostly taken the high road when asked about how things went down. And if there was any lingering animosity, it seemed to dissolve when he spoke to Harbaugh before the game.

"The first time I ever played against my former team was in a preseason game and it was a great thrill," Harbaugh said. "I'm sure that he felt that tonight."

Once the game started, it was special teams that provided the thrills.

Demps, who's trying to solidify a job returning kicks for Kansas City, sent the first shock through a meager crowd at Arrowhead Stadium in the first quarter. He fielded a kickoff after the first of Dawson's field goals, found a crease and out-ran the coverage for a touchdown.

The Chiefs haven't had a kickoff return for a score in a regular-season game November 2009, when Charles brought one back against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Jamaal Charles? He got some return game?" Demps asked? "I got to get some tips from him."

The 49ers' special teams also shined in the third quarter, when backup linebacker Parys Haralson blocked a punt by Dustin Colquitt. Haralson recovered the ball to set up the second of Dawson's 55-yard field goals -- both of them had plenty of distance to spare.

Those were the 49ers' only points until Daniels hit Chuck Jacobs from 14 yards out with 2:02 left for the go-ahead touchdown, their first touchdown of the preseason after managing only field goals in a 10-6 loss last week to Denver.

Individual Statistics
Kansas City Passing:
Alex Smith 7 of 16 for 62 yards
Chase Daniel 6 of 6 for 51 yards
Tyler Bray 4 of 8 for 24 yards

San Francisco Passing:
B.J. Daniels 6 of 9 for 72 yards and 1 touchdown
Colt McCoy 3 of 6 for 35 yards and 1 interception
Scott Tolzien 3 of 8 for 30 yards
Colin Kaepernick 1 of 2 for -3 yards

Kansas City Rushing:
Knile Davis 10 carries for 37 yards
Cyrus Gray 6 carries for 17 yards
Shaun Draughn 6 carries for 11 yards
Alex Smith 2 carries for 7 yards

San Francisco Rushing:
Frank Gore 2 carries for 54 yards
Colt McCoy 4 carries for 37 yards
Jewel Hampton 19 carries for 33 yards
LaMichael James 5 carries for 17 yards
B.J. Daniels 4 carries for 13 yards
D.J. Harper 1 carry for 3 yards
Scott Tolzien 2 carries for 3 yards

Kansas City Receiving:
Knile Davis 3 receptions for 31 yards
Anthony Fasano 3 receptions for 22 yards
Jamar Newsome 3 receptions for 22 yards
Shaun Draughn 1 reception for 17 yards
Toben Opurum 1 reception for 12 yards
Dexter McCluster 1 reception for 9 yards
Junior Hemingway 1 reception for 7 yards
Donnie Avery 1 reception for 6 yards
Devon Wylie 1 reception for 6 yards
Kevin Brock 1 reception for 3 yards
Tony Moeaki 1 reception for 2 yards

San Francisco Receiving:
Chad Hall 2 receptions for 39 yards
Chuck Jacobs 2 receptions for 28 yards and 1 touchdown
Lavelle Hawkins 2 receptions for 20 yards
Jewel Hampton 2 receptions for 17 yards
MarQueis Gray 1 reception for 13 yards
Austin Collie 1 reception for 11 yards
Garrett Celek 2 receptions for 9 yards
LaMichael James 1 reception for -3 yards

Kansas City Tackles-Assists-Sacks:
Jalil Brown 4-1-0, Justin Houston 4-0-0, Dontari Poe 4-0-0, Vince Agnew 3-0-0, Eric Berry 3-0-0, Zac Diles 3-0-1, Nico Johnson 3-0-0, Akeem Jordan 3-0-1, Quintin Demps 2-0-0, Mike DeVito 2-0-0, Tamba Hali 2-0-0, Tysyn Hartman 2-1-0, Kendrick Lewis 2-0-0, Neiko Thorpe 2-0-0, Anthony Toribio 2-0-0, Allen Bailey 1-0-0, Steven Baker 1-0-0, Marcus Dixon 1-0-0, Tyson Jackson 1-0-0, Derrick Johnson 1-0-0, Edgar Jones 1-0-0, Eric Kush 1-0-0, Josh Martin 1-0-0, Jerrell Powe 1-0-1, Sean Smith 1-0-0, Ridge Wilson 1-0-1

San Francisco Tackles-Assists-Sacks:
Nick Moody 10-0-0, Nathan Stupar 9-0-1, Dan Skuta 5-0-0, Corey Lemonier 3-0-1, Michael Wilhoite 3-0-0, NaVorro Bowman 2-0-0, Perrish Cox 2-0-2, Craig Dahl 2-0-0, Parys Haralson 2-0-1, Cam Johnson 2-0-1, Tramaine Brock 1-0-0, Demarcus Dobbs 1-0-0, Ray McDonald 1-0-0, Mike Purcell 1-0-1, Justin Smith 1-0-0, C.J. Spillman 1-0-0, Ian Williams 1-0-0, Jewel Hampton 0-1-0, Darcel McBath 0-1-0

Kansas City Fumble Recoveries:

San Francisco Fumble Recoveries:

Kansas City Interceptions:
Sean Smith 1 for 3 yards

San Francisco Interceptions: