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PFF ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 3: San Francisco 49ers 27, Kansas City Chiefs 17

Matt Breida impressed as the ‘Niners beat the Chiefs, 27-17.

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Final Score

San Francisco 49ers 27, Kansas City Chiefs 17

San Francisco 49ers

Matt Breida showed off all his skills against the Chiefs. In the receiving game, he brought in an overthrown pass with a diving catch in the endzone, and he also turned a screen pass into an 11-yard gain and a first down. Breida also looked very good running the ball, showing off his quickness and acceleration.

Nick Mullens had a rough start after entering the game in the second half. After getting sacked quickly on his first pass play, he overthrew a wide-open Jordan Matthews deep down the middle of the field on his second dropback. On the next play, Mullens overthrew Deebo Samuel on a deep hitch with a throw that could have been intercepted.

Rookie Takeaways

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw had a nice night in coverage, allowing just one reception for one yard, adding a defensive stop in the process.

Kansas City Chiefs

Cornerback Charvarius Ward struggled in coverage against the Chiefs. His worst play was on a miscommunication with a linebacker where he ended up leaving Matt Breida wide open running down the sideline for a diving touchdown reception.

Patrick Mahomes looked to be in mid-season form against the 49ers, leading the Kansas City offense to points in both of his drives. The highlight play of the game came on a perfectly thrown wheel route to Damien Williams that resulted in a 62-yard touchdown.

Rookie Takeaways

Mecole Hardman was impressive with the ball in his hands, with 33 of his 40 receiving yards in this one coming after the catch.

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