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Extra points: 7 things you may not know happened in Chiefs’ preseason opener

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith celebrated after returning an interception for a touchdown on Thursday night.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith celebrated after returning an interception for a touchdown on Thursday night. The Kansas City Star

Here are some postgame notes from the Chiefs’ 41-39 win over Cincinnati on Thursday night:

PRE-SEASON POINTS: The Chiefs’ 41 points were their most in a preseason game since the club scored 42 points against New Orleans on Aug. 1996.

THREE PHASES: Each phase (offense, defense and special teams) scored a touchdown in the game. The last time the Chiefs had three return touchdowns in any contest (preseason, regular season or postseason) was Dec. 8, 2002 against St. Louis. In that game, receiver/kick returner Dante Hall had an 88-yard kickoff return and an 86-yard punt return while defensive end Duane Clemons had a 42-yard fumble return.

COMBINED POINTS: The Chiefs (41) and the Bengals (39) combined for 80 points on Thursday. That total marks the most combined points scored by two teams in a preseason game in franchise history since the Chiefs’ memorable 66-24 win over the Chicago Bears in Kansas City’s first game against an NFL team following the merger.

THOMAS WAS SPECIAL: De’Anthony Thomas’ 80-yard punt return for a touchdown marks the longest punt return in a preseason game since Hall returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown against Washington on Aug. 12, 2001. In addition to the one punt return for 80 yards, he had one kickoff return for 35 yards.

PICK SIX: Cornerback Sean Smith intercepted a Jason Campbell pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown, marking the first time the team returned an interception for a touchdown in the preseason since Aug. 29, 2009. Safety Malcolm Bronson also picked off a Campbell pass and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown. That marked the first time in franchise history that the Chiefs recorded two interception return touchdowns in a single game in the preseason.

KELCE GOES DEEP: Tight end Travis Kelce hauled in a 67-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chase Daniel, marking the longest preseason touchdown for the Chiefs in more than 15 seasons.

COLQUITT GETS A KICK: Dustin Colquitt’s 71-yard punt was the longest punt of his career in a preseason game and is his longest punt in any contest (preseason, regular season, postseason) since he had a 71-yard punt at Oakland on Dec. 16, 2012.

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