New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs | 2023 NFL Preseason Week 1

Coach Dennis Allen saw enough and pulled all of his offensive starters after the first score and then watched his backups roll to a 17-7 halftime lead. Backup quarterback Jameis Winston threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver A.T. Perry and veteran kicker Wil Lutz added a 36-yard field goal. Perry, a rookie from Wake Forest, had a strong half with six catches for 70 yards. Winston was 11 of 13 for 92 yards and the touchdown.

The Chiefs scored on a 1-yard pass from backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to receiver Richie James with 8:26 to play in the second quarter. Most of the Saints starters on defense left the game after the second drive.

New Orleans safety Ugo Amadi picked off reserve quarterback Shane Buechele late in the second quarter.

NOT DRESSED: These players didn’t dress for the game: Linebacker Demario Davis (calf); wide receiver Rashid Shaheed (groin), wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith (groin); running back Kirk Merritt (hamstring); left guard Andrus Peat (quad), offensive lineman Landon Young (knee); tight end Lucas Krull (tailbone) and tight end Jesse James (groin).

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