It was a dismal night for the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday against the Seattle Seahawks. There's just no way around that one. Few teams have any standout players on the field when they lose by 30 points, and that's what happened on the Chiefs home field when they lost 44-14 to Russell Wilson and the rest of the upstart Seahawks.
However, at least one player made a name for himself and earned a bit of praise amidst the frustration vented after the game. Nate Eachus is trying to do everything right as an undrafted free agent out of Colgate vying for a spot on special teams and perhaps a few reps at fullback and running back. Eachus has been used at a number of spots in training camp and he's earned some praise from reporters covering the action in St. Joseph earlier in August. Now, however, he's earning praise from the people who count.
"Well, I think the starters played quite a bit tonight, and they were the ones that weren't able to get much done," said head coach Romeo Crennel after the game. "Maybe I should have played that No. 45 [Nate Eachus] more."
Late in the game, Eachus scored the Chiefs final touchdown of the night with a seven-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also had 98 yards on 10 carries and easily had the strongest offensive production of the night.
It will be a night to forget for nearly all of the Kansas City Chiefs, but at least one player stood out heading into the final week of the preseason.