Grade The KC Chiefs Performance Against The St. Louis Rams

August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Ricky Stanzi (12) dives to finish a 10 yard run as St. Louis Rams linebacker Josh Hull (56) defends in the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Last week, 96% of you gave the Kansas City Chiefs either an A grade or a B grade for their performance against the Arizona Cardinals. A fast start to the game and an eventual 27-17 win had a lot to do with that.

I don't expect the same high percentage of As and Bs today. The Rams essentially looked like the Chiefs of last week - started strong, played good defense and forced turnovers. That's why they won 31-17.

Considering I gave the Chiefs a B+ last week for their pretty impressive opening, I don't see how I can give anything higher than a C to this week's performance. Forget about the final score. I'm not really concerned with that. Four turnovers and a much more lax defense is why KC is not getting a B grade this week.

Another reason the Chiefs are getting a C grade this week: the fact that KC's starters played the entire first half, much of it against the Rams' second string defense and offense.

We'll be analyzing this game in more detail in subsequent posts. For now, give us your overall team grade for the Chiefs against the Rams by voting in the poll below.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker