After a slow start that saw the Rams jump out to a 6-0 lead, Kansas City registered 20 unanswered points before St. Louis threatened again, giving the Chiefs a lead that the Rams would not be able to overcome.
The Chiefs held a 383 to 224 advantage in total yards, while Kansas City registered 210 rushing yards, marking the sixth game of the season in which the Chiefs eclipsed the 200-yard plateau. RB
The Kansas City defense allowed only 69 rushing yards on the afternoon, its third-lowest total of the season while rookie S
Bradford completed his first six passes to open the game as the Rams marched the ball to the Kansas City nine-yard line before they suffered back-to-back false start penalties. Faced with third and 11, Bradford’s pass was broken up by LB
In his first game back after having an appendectomy on December 8th, QB
On third and eight, LB
An illegal contact penalty on third and 10 gave the Chiefs an automatic first down, but the Chiefs could not take advantage as Cassel’s pass on third and 13 was intercepted by CB Kevin Dockery and was returned to the Kansas City 48-yard line.
An illegal hands to the face penalty forced the Rams into first and 20. After two incomplete passes, Gilberry sacked Bradford for a seven-yard loss. Colquitt booted a 72-yard punt for a touchback, kick that tied for the fifth longest punt in Chiefs history. St. Louis was forced to punt after going three and out on its next drive.
Facing fourth and one from his own 48-yard line, Head Coach Todd Haley went for it with RB
Following the scoring drive, St. Louis went three and out. After an unnecessary roughness penalty for a late hit out of bound by the Rams, Cassel connected with TE
After another St. Louis three and out and punt, Cassel found WR
On the first play from scrimmage of the second half, Jones picked up four yards to become the 25th player in NFL history to go over the 10,000-yard career rushing mark. The Chiefs moved the ball to the St. Louis 35-yard line before facing fourth and nine. K
The two team traded punts on their next drives. St. Louis took over on its own 19-yard line but could not muster a first down. On third and nine, Cassel found Chambers for 10 yards to midfield. Charles picked up 17 yards after three straight rushes but the Chiefs failed to convert a third-and-four play. Succop’s 51-yard FG attempt was blown dead after a false start and instead of three points, the Chiefs punted and downed the ball at the St. Louis three-yard line.
After a Rams punt, Cassel connected with Bowe for a 25-yard pickup to the Rams 29-yard line. Succop trotted out for a 38-yard FG which he sent through the uprights, putting Kansas City up 20-6 with 12:20 left in the contest.
On third and 10 for the Rams, Bradford’s completion to WR Danario Alexander was challenged by Haley and was overturned, forcing a Rams punt on fourth and 10. The Chiefs punted the ball right back.
Bradford found Amendola for 15 yards to the St. Louis 43 followed by two short passes to move into Kansas City territory. Bradford hit Amendola again, this time for 16 yards to move to the Kansas City 17-yard line. RB Steven Jackson capped the 12-play, 72-yard drive with a five-yard TD run to narrow the Chiefs lead to 20-13 with 4:04 left to play in the first half.
On the first play of the Chiefs drive, Charles reeled off an 80-yard run down to the St. Louis two-yard line to give the Chiefs the momentum again. Jones dove over the pile and into the end zone to extend the Chiefs lead to 27-13 with 3:26 left in the game. Charles’ run put him over 100 for the day and marked the sixth time in 2010 that the Chiefs gained 200 or more yards rushing as a team.
Bradford found Jackson for nine yards out of the backfield but on second and one, Gilberry registered his second sack of the day and forced a fumble that was eventually recovered by the Rams. On third and 10, Gilberry again got to Bradford and dropped him for a 10-yard loss. Facing fourth and 20 from the St. Louis nine-yard line, Bradford’s deep pass was intercepted by Lewis at midfield and was returned to the Rams 49-yard line.
The Chiefs turned the ball over on downs and on the ensuing St. Louis drive, Lewis recorded his second interception of the day, giving the ball to the offense to kneel out the clock.