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49ers-Chiefs preseason opener offers intrigue

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws during NFL football training camp, Aug. 4, in St. Joseph, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid has been preparing for preseason games as a head coach for nearly two decades.
Kyle Shanahan is doing it for the first time.
Yet the new 49ers coach has a clear picture of how his debut will go Friday night in Kansas City, when he matches wits with Reid and the Chiefs in a game that offers a bit more intrigue than usual.
“To be honest with you it’s miserable for a coach,” Shanahan said. “You never want to go out and look bad and get embarrassed. But I also am very well ...


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