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Grade The Kansas City Chiefs Victory Over The St. Louis Rams

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The Kansas City Chiefs victory over the St. Louis Rams wasn't too exciting for non-Chiefs fans. KC took the lead in the second quarter and never gave it back as they had a good handle on the game for much of the day. Other than Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs didn't really do anything exceptionally well or or exceptionally bad. They were solid in most areas of the game and spectacular nowhere. I'd give them a B on the day.

Offense: B The Chiefs passing offense was pretty boring much of the day. Matt Cassel completed just over half his passes and the offense only converted 5-of-17 third down downs. Thomas Jones averaged less than three yards per carry on 22 carries. The offense gets a bump up because Jamaal Charles is the man.

Defense: B+ They looked a little sluggish on the Rams first drive but held the game in check from the second quarter on. They forced Sam Bradford into two interceptions and Steven Jackson -- Todd Haley's No. 1 priority -- had just 67 yards on 19 carries.

Special teams: B Dustin Colquitt had a solid day so I'd like to put them higher and the Chiefs nearly averaged 10 yards per punt return but the Rams were better overall in the return department. The Chiefs averaged 15.5 yards per kick return while the Rams were nearly at 25 yards. The Rams also averaged 16 yards per punt return. This wasn't a huge deal as the Chiefs defense held strong but something that could be improved.

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