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Late TD Lifts 49ers Past Chiefs

Associated Press - August 16, 2013 10:14 pm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith struggled against his former team, and backup San Francisco quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a late touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 15-13 victory over Kansas City in a preseason game Friday night.

Phil Dawson hit all three of his field goal attempts for the 49ers, two of them 55 yarders, while the Chiefs’ Quintin Demps returned a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown.

Smith was just 7 of 16 for 62 yards while playing the full first half, but he did help Kansas City to two field goals. The 49ers didn’t go easy on him, either: Defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie was flagged for delivering a helmet t0 helmet hit on Smith in the second quarter.

Colin Kaepernick, who took Smith’s starting job in San Francisco last season, only played the first offensive series. He threw a pair of passes with one completion for minus 3 yards.

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