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Bray Leads Chiefs to Preseason Win Over the Packers
Preseason Game #4
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Chiefs QB Tyler Bray threw three touchdown passes against the Packers.
Aug. 29- The closest that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith got to the field Thursday night was the sideline, both teams electing to let their backups play things out in their final preseason game.

Third-string quarterback Tyler Bray took advantage of the opportunity.

The undrafted rookie from Tennessee threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns, leading Kansas City to a 30-8 victory over Green Bay as both teams rested their starters for the regular season.

"Tyler did a nice job for a young guy stepping in," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "Most series he put us in some form of a scoring position, whether it was a field goal or a touchdown."

Bray hit Junior Hemingway for his first touchdown pass late in the first half, and connected with Josh Bellamy and Frankie Hammond Jr. for TDs in the second half, outplaying Chiefs backup QB Chase Daniel and Packers backups Vince Young and B.J. Coleman.

"I'm so proud of him, man. He finally got a chance to play and show what he's got," Daniel said. "We all knew what he could do physically, but mentally he was on point. He played a heck of a game and I'm so proud of him."

Young continues to struggle in the Packers offense. He was just 14 of 30 for 144 yards while fumbling twice, losing one of them. Coleman was just 2 of 7 for 19 yards and an interception.

"I could have made some better throws," Young said, "but overall I feel like with the reps and the game time, there are things I can go back and watch on film and it's definitely going to help."

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said his priority was to get tape of his backups before Saturday's deadline to trim the roster to 53 players, and in that respect he got what he wanted.

"It's something we'll have to take a hard look at," McCarthy said, when asked to grade Young's performance. "There was a lot of communication going on, which is normal when you get into this fourth game. Pass protection, run blocking, things weren't very clean for us."

That could be expected with most of the big names wearing baseball caps and floppy hats.

In the race to be the No. 3 running back in Kansas City, second-year pro Cyrus Gray appeared to move ahead of veteran Shaun Draughn with a solid performance. Gray gouged the Packers several times in the first half and finished with 73 yards on 13 carries.

Hemingway likely locked up his spot on the Chiefs' roster after the former seventh-round pick out of Michigan caught his second touchdown pass of the preseason. And if it wasn't his work that solidified his job, it may have been an injury to fellow wide receiver Devon Wylie.

The Chiefs' fourth-round pick two years ago, Wylie left in the first half with a hamstring injury and never returned. Wylie missed most of last season with a similar injury.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who has missed time in practice with a left knee, hobbled off in the first half with another knee injury. The Chiefs were already thin at the position after Tony Moeaki fractured his shoulder in last week's game against Pittsburgh.

Reid said that Kelce will have an MRI exam Friday but "he should be OK."

In a bit of positive injury news for Green Bay, cornerback Tramon Williams started the game after missing practice with a bruised knee. He picked off Daniel on the game's first play as the Packers' starters spent a series fine-tuning for their opener at San Francisco.

Their No. 1 offense -- sans Rodgers, of course -- played one series but couldn't move the ball behind Young, eventually settling for Crosby's 48-yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Succop's two field goals and another by Crosby left the score 6-6 when the Chiefs got the ball with less than 2 minutes remaining in the first half. Bray guided them 50 yards in seven plays, and his pass to Hemingway for a touchdown gave Kansas City a 13-6 lead at the break.

The Chiefs put the game away on Bellamy's touchdown grab in the third quarter.

"We played great as a team so I think everyone's confidence is up right now," Bray said. "It was good to get some reps because I'm probably not going to get many down the road here."

Individual Statistics
Kansas City Passing:
Tyler Bray 14 of 25 for 169 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception
Chase Daniel 4 of 8 for 27 yards and 1 interception

Green Bay Passing:
Vince Young 14 of 30 for 144 yards
B.J. Coleman 2 of 7 for 19 yards and 1 interception

Kansas City Rushing:
Cyrus Gray 13 carries for 72 yards
Shaun Draughn 4 carries for 18 yards
Tyler Bray 2 carries for 14 yards
Chase Daniel 1 carry for 5 yards
Knile Davis 4 carries for 3 yards

Green Bay Rushing:
Johnathan Franklin 8 carries for 23 yards
James Starks 3 carries for 14 yards
Vince Young 3 carries for 12 yards
Jonathan Amosa 1 carry for 1 yard
Eddie Lacy 2 carries for 1 yard

Kansas City Receiving:
Junior Hemingway 7 receptions for 80 yards and 1 touchdown
Josh Bellamy 2 receptions for 54 yards and 1 touchdown
A.J. Jenkins 2 receptions for 14 yards
Kevin Brock 1 reception for 13 yards
Travis Kelce 1 reception for 11 yards
Frankie Hammond 1 reception for 9 yards and 1 touchdown
Knile Davis 2 receptions for 8 yards
Cyrus Gray 2 receptions for 7 yards

Green Bay Receiving:
Jeremy Ross 3 receptions for 50 yards
Myles White 2 receptions for 35 yards
Ty Walker 5 receptions for 30 yards
Ryan Taylor 1 reception for 24 yards
Brandon Bostick 1 reception for 11 yards
Johnathan Franklin 2 receptions for 11 yards
D.J. Williams 1 reception for 2 yards
Alex Green 1 reception for 0 yards

Kansas City Tackles-Assists-Sacks:
Orie Lemon 6-0-0, Brad McDougald 4-0-0, Kennard Cox 3-0-0, Darin Drakeford 3-0-0, Ridge Wilson 3-0-1, Jalil Brown 2-0-0, Greg Castillo 2-0-0, Mike Catapano 2-0-0, Marcus Dixon 2-0-0, Tysyn Hartman 2-0-0, Austen Lane 2-0-0, Josh Martin 2-0-1, Anthony Toribio 2-1-0, Allen Bailey 1-0-0, Quintin Demps 1-0-0, Zac Diles 1-1-0, Semaj Moody 1-0-0, Jerrell Powe 1-1-0, Dunta Robinson 1-0-0, Frank Zombo 0-1-0

Green Bay Tackles-Assists-Sacks:
Chaz Powell 6-2-0, Sam Barrington 5-1-1, Jamari Lattimore 5-1-0, Terrell Manning 4-0-0, Josh Boyd 3-1-0, Rob Francois 3-0-0, Mike Daniels 2-0-0, David Fulton 2-1-0, Micah Hyde 2-0-1, Chris Banjo 1-1-1, Johnny Jolly 1-0-1, Loyce Means 1-0-0, Jordan Miller 1-0-0, Mike Neal 1-0-0, Nate Palmer 1-1-1, Nick Perry 1-0-0, Brandon Smith 1-1-0, Andy Mulumba 0-1-0

Kansas City Fumble Recoveries:
Josh Martin 1 for 0 yards

Green Bay Fumble Recoveries:

Kansas City Interceptions:
Frank Zombo 1 for 27 yards

Green Bay Interceptions:
Tramon Williams 1 for 0 yards
Brandon Smith 1 for 0 yards