B.J. Daniels won’t do much this season. However, if his NFL career ends up amounting to nothing, he will still have a good preseason memory to cherish.
Daniels hooked up with Chuck Jacobs for a 14-yard touchdown with 2:04 left, allowing the San Francisco 49ers to topple the Kansas City Chiefs 15-13. San Francisco beat Alex Smith, who did a nice job but was plagued by drops. Smith completed seven of 16 passes for 62 yards, and he kept the ball away from the 49ers.
Quintin Demps scored Kansas City’s only touchdown, returning a kickoff 104 yards to the end zone.
San Francisco cashed in on three Phil Dawson field goals, and it scored first on a drive led by Colin Kaepernick. Frank Gore broke loose on a 52-yard run, and he helped the 49ers compile 160 yards on the ground. Jewel Hampton and Colt McCoy combined to gain 70 yards on the ground as well.
Through the air, Jacobs, Chad Hall and Lavelle Hawkins contributed; they combined for six catches. Hall led the team with 39 receiving yards, and Jacobs came through with the key touchdown.
San Francisco’s defense stifled Kansas City’s first-string offense, which stayed on the field throughout the first half. However, the offense wasn’t as sharp. If the offense can pick up the slack (which should happen), the team will be complete.
Tonight, it didn’t look complete. However, there were plenty of positives.