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Backups win the battle of the goal line at Chiefs training camp

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Owens (left) put a hit on running back Knile Davis during Kansas City Chiefs training camp.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Owens (left) put a hit on running back Knile Davis during Kansas City Chiefs training camp. The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs worked on goal-line offense and defense on Wednesday, and the backups owned the day on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

The No. 1 offense scored just one time in four plays against the No. 2 defense while the No. 2 offense went four-for-four against the Pro Bowl-laden No. 1 defense.

Here’s how it went for the No. 1 offense:

Quarterback Alex Smith’s first pass from the 2 intended for running back Jamaal Charles was broken up by rookie safety Daniel Sorensen.

Charles was stopped short of the goal line by newly signed linebacker Josh Mauga.

Running back Knile Davis squirted through for the starters’ only touchdown.

Smith had no open receivers and took a coverage sack by Dee Ford.

When the No. 2 offense got the ball against the starters, Davis scored on a run; quarterback Chase Daniel came up short of the goal line on a keeper; quarterback Tyler Bray bootlegged and hit tight end Richard Gordon for a touchdown; running back Cyrus Gray scored on a run.

The No. 3 units faced each other for two plays, and rookie quarterback Aaron Murray threw incomplete on both.

All told, the offensive units were held to just five-of-10 from the 2-yard line against the defense.

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