- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith struggled behind their unsettled offensive lines in Kansas City’s 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle on Friday night.

Wilson was 9 of 15 for 78 yards, though most of those completions came on his final drive, when tight end Jimmy Graham finally got involved in the game. Otherwise, Wilson spent his half of work running away from Chiefs pass rushers Justin Houston and Dee Ford.

At least he wasn’t throwing to the wrong team.

Smith was pressured so much in the first half that he began rushing his throws, and one of them was picked off by Bobby Wagner. The Seattle linebacker returned it untouched 25 yards for a touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 10-7 halftime lead.

Smith finished 11 of 18 for 81 yards with a touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin.

JETS 30, FALCONS 22

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, then the Jets rallied.

Ryan finished 4 of 5 for 75 yards, including a 60-yard completion to fullback Collin Mooney, and a 2-yard touchdown toss to Leonard Hankerson. Rookie Terron Ward also had a 4-yard touchdown run for the Falcons (1-1) who carved up the Jets’ touted starting defense.

Ryan was 6 of 6 with a TD pass to Julio Jones in his one series with the starters last week against Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets’ starters sputtered until facing Falcons backups midway through the second quarter. New York (1-1) was sparked by the defense on a safety by first-round pick Leonard Williams, one of two sacks for the former USC star. Chris Ivory followed less than two minutes later with a 33-yard TD run, and Fitzpatrick found Brandon Marshall for a 2-point conversion that cut New York’s deficit to 14-10.

After Nick Folk kicked a 36-yard field goal, Jamari Lattimore intercepted T.J. Yates on the Falcons’ next possession to set up Folk’s 29-yarder that put the Jets up 16-14 with 3 seconds left in the half.

Rontez Miles returned a fumble 57 yards for a score.

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