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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Berry returned to practice for the Chiefs after missing a couple of weeks because of what the team is calling a sore heel. Guard Parker Ehinger practiced for the first time this year. He tore his ACL last season. Cairo Santos was suited up for practice but when the Chiefs worked on field goals and kickoffs, Sam Ficken was again their kicker.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been raining most of the morning at their practice facility so the point might be moot. But the Chiefs plan if necessary to delay the start of practice by a few minutes so players can view the eclipse. Andy Reid didn't sound like much of an eclipse fan. "I've seen one," Reid said. "I can't tell you it's like (going to) Disneyland or anything. It's interesting to see one time. If the guys want to take a look at it, I'm OK with that."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid shot down any speculation that rookie Patrick Mahomes II might challenge Alex Smith to be the Chiefs starting quarterback. "It's Alex's job," Reid said. "That's how we're doing it. The next question is you come back and say, 'What if Alex gets hurt?' I would never say (Mahomes) can't do something but I would tell you in this case it's Alex's job. There's no gray area with that."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

This is no surprise after he threw two touchdown passes on Saturday night against the Bengals, but rookie Patrick Mahomes II will remain as the Chiefs No. 2 quarterback at least for another week. The Chiefs continue their preseason against the Seahawks on Friday night in Seattle. The Chiefs were hopeful but not certain that Mahomes, their first-round draft pick, would be able to handle everything being thrown at him after playing in a spread offensive system in college at Texas Tech. "You're not sure until they get here," coach Andy Reid said. "You hear about the work ethic and all that but it's just different at this level… It's a matter of that effort and that's kind of the unknown. I've been very pleased with that part of it. He's a relentless worker. He wants to be the best. All those intangible things you kind of hear about but you really don't know until you have them, he's kind of answered that part. It's important he stays on top of it. Every day is a new experience for him. He hasn't been through this before."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid said safety Eric Berry would probably get some work in practice this week and perhaps play on Friday night against the Seahawks depending on how he fares. "I'm being a little bit conservative in that area," Reid said. "I think we know what he can do. But at the same time I want to make sure he's comfortable going into our first game against New England." Berry hasn't practiced or played for a couple weeks because of what the Chiefs are calling a heel injury. "He's a determined guy," Reid said. "We might have to put the clamps on him a little bit because he's full throttle when he's out there."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Andy Reid said there was a possibility the Chiefs might keep their top four running backs. "If we only keep three, then somebody's going to get a heck of a player," Reid said. Spencer Ware is the starter and rookie Kareem Hunt is the top reserve. C.J. Spiller and Charcandrick West are competing to be the No. 3 back. West had runs of 50, 27 and 25 yards in Saturday night's win over the Bengals. "if we can keep all four, then that's great," Reid said.

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3 Chiefs throw TD passes in 30-12 win over Bengals

Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs won't need so many running backs but I wonder whether they'll keep four. Charcandrick West just ripped off runs of 25 and 27 yards. C.J. Spiller looks like he's resurrecting his career. Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt aren't going anywhere. That fourth back, either Spiller or West, might be better than someone the Chiefs would keep as their 53rd player at another position.

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Now it's quarterback Tyler Bray's turn to join the party. After the Chiefs come up with a turnover, Bray threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Seantavius Jones on his first play in the game. The Chiefs lead 30-9 in the middle of the third-quarter.

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Patrick Mahomes leads another touchdown drive, this one on a 7-yard swing pass to DeAnthony Thomas. The previous play was another impressive one from Mahomes. A play action fake didn't fool a Cincinnati defender, who flushed him out of the pocket. The rookie still kept his focus down the field and while on the run to his right fired to Gavin Escobar for a first down. The Chiefs lead 23-9 in the third quarter. They've scored on all four of their drives. Mahomes is 10-of-14 for 88 yards and two TDs.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Another third down conversion by Patrick Mahomes II on his first drive of the second-half. He bought himself some time by sliding door to the right and then threw back across his body to De'Anthony Thomas for 15 yards and the first down.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes II's first-half stats: 4-of-5 passing for 35 yards and a touchdown. Two rushes for 18 yards. A passer rating of 135.4. Alex Smith has him beat at 8-of-9 passing for 83 yards and a touchdown and a 142.1 rating. The Chiefs lead 16-9 at halftime.

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Patrick Mahomes II showed he has some Alex Smith in him in leading the Chiefs to a touchdown on his first drive in the game. Mahomes scrambled for 14 yards to set up the score, a 1-yard pass to Demetrius Harris. Here's what Mahomes said after practice one day this week about always looking to throw before he takes off and runs: "Throughout my whole football career, I have always known I wasn't the fastest guy. I'm a little quick, I can run a little bit, but I know I can't make a lot happen. So, my thinking always was, 'Why don't you put it in the fast guys' hands and let them make plays?' "

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

But Patrick Mahomes II rebounded nicely after that near interception on his first throw. He threw passes to convert twice on third down on his first drive in the game.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Mahomes first past was almost intercepted. He threw late for Anthony Sherman along the left side line and one of the Bengals defensive backs got a hand on it.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes II is in The game for the Chiefs midway through the second quarter. It's earlier than scheduled but starting quarterback Alex Smith was two for two leading score in drives tonight. Plus, this gives Mahomes a chance to play with starting offensive line and wide receivers.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Kareem Hunt hobbled off the field with an apparent injury early in the second quarter against the Bengals. Hunt has exactly half of Kansas City's 126 yards as they lead the Bengals 10-3 early in the second quarter. Hunt had a 25-yard run on the opening play of Kansas City's second drive, which ended on Alex Smith's 5-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Harris.

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.819th
Rushing Yards109.315th
Points For24.213th
Points Against19.47th

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