By TYLER JONES
KANSAS CITY, MO- The Chiefs ended the preseason on Thursday night with a win over the Green Bay Packers 17-7, but this was not your typical matchup between these two teams, as the backups took center stage.
Former Tennessee QB Tyler Bray got his first career pre-season start for the Chiefs. Bray and the Chiefs got off to a slow start, as Bray opened the game completing just one pass attempt, out of his first seven. The Chiefs stalled on their first three series and trailed 7-0 at the end of the first.
In the second quarter, Bray and the Chiefs offense found new life. After opening 1/7, Bray finished the night completing nine of his next ten pass attempts. The Chiefs offense would go on to score on two straight touchdown drives, capped off by runs from Knile Davis and Darrin Reaves.
Bray ended his night with 4:15 remaining in the second quarter after a good comeback performance, off of the shaky start. Bray finished the night completing nine of his last ten pass attempts, going 10/17 overall for 104 passing yards.
Now that the preseason has concluded, Bray will wait to see if he gets a roster spot, with the first and second team QB spots already locked up by Alex Smith and Nick Foles. When asked about the position battle, Bray said, “(I) won’t know until I get the call.”
In the meantime, Bray says his focus will be on his family, “If it happens, it happens. You can’t let it stress you out too much.”
The Chiefs open up the regular season at home against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, September 11th at Noon CST on CBS.