Although it was not a game of starters versus starters, Kansas City was able to show that last week’s shutout against Miami was behind them. The Rams still kept the game close, with more net yards and a greater time of possession. Both teams finished the preseason with two wins and two losses.
The game was delayed about an hour and a half due to rain but the action began quickly with St. Louis hitting a 35-yard field goal on their first possession after Kansas City fumbled the opening kickoff. The rest of the first quarter, however, was all Kansas City when they pushed the score to 14 to 3.
Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (3/4, 42 yards) played the first quarter and was able to drive down the field to score on two rushing touchdowns by second-year RB Kolby Smith (38 yards on 6 attempts, 2 TD). The Chiefs played almost all of their starters the first quarter with the exception of TE Tony Gonzalez and RB Larry Johnson. Kansas City started the second quarter just as quickly with an 11-yard touchdown pass from QB Damon Huard to WR Bobby Sippio 29 seconds into the quarter. The Chiefs were scoreless the second half and did not attempt a field goal.
Rams QB Trent Green started on the first series and did not complete his only pass attempt. The Rams made a touchdown late in the second quarter to make the score 21 to 10 when Rams QB Brock Berlin (13/21, 107 yards, 1 TD) threw a 20-yard pass to WR Dane Looker, capping an 11-play, 66 yard drive. The Rams scored again early in the fourth quarter when RB Lance Ball (70 yards on 13 carries) ran two yards into the end zone for a touchdown. QB Brad Gradkowski (11/18, 105 yards, 1 INT) played most of the second half but could not lead the Rams to a score.