The St. Louis Rams beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 14-10, in the third preseason game on the schedule. The Chiefs move to 0-3 on the preseason and 1-10 overall under Todd Haley in exhibition games.
As usual, there was some good and some bad in this game. We'll look at five good stats now and return later with five bad stats.
TE Cody Slate with two receptions for 50 yards. I love seeing guys like Slate make cut day harder for the team. He's the fifth tight end on the roster and not many people are giving him a chance but he had a 32-yard touchdown grab from QB Ricky Stanzi and another 18-yard catch. He may not make the team but some other team out there may notice what he did.
QB Ricky Stanzi leading the Chiefs on a scoring drive. This is the one that was capped off by the 32-yard touchdown pass to Slate but the Chiefs started this drive on their own 19-yard line and Stanzi drove them all the way down the field. He finished the drive completing 4-of-5 passes for 57 yards.
Five catches for WR/RB Dexter McCluster. He may be the best offensive player for the Chiefs so far in the preseason and that's really awesome to see. We know McCluster has these great tools on the field but we haven't seen it consistently enough. Let's hope his role change to running back results in him getting his hands on the ball more often. It has so far in the preseason.
P Dustin Colquitt is still the man. Seven total punts averaging 40 yards including five inside the 20-yard line. Those are some terrific numbers. He had one punt that was boomed in the air, bounced around the five-yard line and was downed inside the two-yard line.
LB Derrick Johnson holds onto one. DJ was one of the Chiefs best defensive players last season but we teased him because it seemed he could never hold onto an interception. He got one on Friday night stepping in front of a pass, hanging onto it and giving the Chiefs the ball in the red zone.