Wilhoite, 49ers rally to clip Chiefs in preseason

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes over San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) during the first half of an preseason NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes over San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) during the first half of an preseason NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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-to-helmet hit on Smith in the second quarter.

Colin Kaepernick, who took over 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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