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Harrell has big night, Packers trip Chiefs 24-3
NFL Preseason
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Kansas Citys Edgar Jones pressures Green Bay backup quarterback Graham Harrell during an NFL preseason game on Thursday night in Green Bay, Wis. - photo by The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Backup quarterback Graham Harrell finally came through with the strong preseason performance the Green Bay Packers were looking for, driving the offense for touchdowns on all three of his possessions in a 24-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Harrell completed 13 of 15 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns in both teams’ final tuneup Thursday night.
Second-year running back Alex Green had touchdowns rushing and receiving, and Jarrett Boykin caught a touchdown for the Packers.
Peyton Hillis had 46 yards on six carries early on and the Chiefs rushed for 247 yards.
Defensive tackle B.J. Raji appeared to hurt his left ankle on the Packers’ first defensive play, but was able to walk off the field without assistance.
Raji did not return to the game, although it was not clear whether his absence was precautionary.
Cornerback Sam Shields had an interception in the end zone for the Packers.
The two teams had a combined total of 22 penalties, but it seemed an indication of sloppy play rather than mistakes by the replacement officiating crew.
Chiefs starting quarterback Matt Cassel came out of the game a few plays into their second possession. Brady Quinn was 6 of 12 for 83 yards with an interception, while Ricky Stanzi and Alex Tanney struggled to move the ball.
The Chiefs put together several long drives in the first half, but had only a 26-yard field goal by Ryan Succop to show for it. Succop also missed a 54-yarder.
After Aaron Rodgers played the first two series, Harrell took over early in the second quarter, with most of the Packers’ backups in the game.
He seemed to gain confidence after Jermichael Finley made an acrobatic catch for a 27-yard gain. Harrell found Tori Gurley wide open for a 54-yard gain on the next play and Green ran in for a 2-yard TD two plays later for a 7-3 lead.


Thursday night

At Green Bay, Wis.

Green Bay 24, Kansas City 3
Team              1    2    3   4        F
Kansas City    3    0    0   0  —   3
Green Bay      0   14   7   3  —  24    

First Quarter
KC — FG Succop 26, 2:11.
Second Quarter
GB — Green 2 run (Crosby kick), 7:33.
GB — Green 17 pass from Harrell (Crosby kick), :50.
Third Quarter
GB — Boykin 12 pass from Harrell (Crosby kick), 10:12.
Fourth Quarter
GB — FG Crosby 37, 14:52.
A — 67,999.

                                    KC    GB
First downs                     21    18
Total Net Yards              342    304
Rushes-yards           44-247    24-46
Passing                          95    258
Punt Returns                2-10    2-(-1)
Kickoff Returns           4-151    1-23
Interceptions Ret.           0-0    1-0
Comp-Att-Int           11-21-1    16-24-0
Sacked-Yards Lost        3-22    1-3
Punts                        4-42.5    6-34.3
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0    1-0
Penalties-Yards         14-126    8-56
Time of Possession     32:56    27:04

RUSHING — Kansas City, Eachus 21-99, Draughn 10-58, Hillis 6-46, Quinn 2-29, Charles 3-12, Stanzi 2-3. Green Bay, Tyler 12-21, Benson 4-11, Green 6-8, Cooper 2-6.
PASSING — Kansas City, Quinn 6-12-1-83, Stanzi 4-7-0-25, Cassel 1-1-0-9, Tanney 0-1-0-0. Green Bay, Harrell 13-15-0-223, Coleman 2-7-0-33, Rodgers 1-2-0-5.
RECEIVING — Kansas City, Draughn 3-6, O’Connell 2-21, Bellamy 1-20, Baldwin 1-18, DiMarco 1-16, Maneri 1-16, Breaston 1-11, Bowe 1-9. Green Bay, Boykin 5-82, Gurley 2-69, Borel 2-27, Bostick 2-21, Green 2-15, Finley 1-27, Moss 1-15, G.Jennings 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS — Kansas City, Succop 54 (SH).