Chiefs’ starters will play into third quarter on Saturday vs. Vikings

08/20/2014 4:11 PM

08/20/2014 7:25 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the starters will play the entire first half and into the third quarter on Saturday night against Minnesota in the third preseason game.

Second-year quarterback Tyler Bray, who did not appear in last Sunday’s game at Carolina, will take over for starter Alex Smith in the third quarter.

The Chiefs’ starting offense has not scored a touchdown in eight possessions through two preseason games, so the objectives for Saturday night are simple.

“Score some touchdowns and win the game,” said Smith. “You’d love to go out there and have success every single play. That’s our goal, that’s what we’re striving for. Is that the reality always? No. But as an offense our job is to move the ball and put some points on the board.

“Last week, we struggled in the red zone for a lot of different reasons. This week, it would be nice to capitalize on some of those opportunities.”

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