The Kansas City Chiefs beat the St. Louis Rams, 34-7. It was a sloppy game in the beginning before the Chiefs pulled away in the second half. The Chiefs kicked a field goal at the end of the first half to make it 10-7. Then Knile Davis took the second half kickoff back to the house for a touchdown, which put the Chiefs further away. From there it was just tacking on extra points.
The Chiefs move to 4-3 on the season and face the Jets next week.
Here's what we learned from the Chiefs big victory over the Rams. This one is for the Governor's Cup!!
1. We knew the Chiefs would win this game
If you know anything about this Chiefs team, you knew they were beating the Rams. There was little question about that, no matter how sloppy the Chiefs started. Over the course of the Andy Reid era in Kansas City, the Chiefs have beaten every team they're supposed to with the exception of Week 1 vs. the Titans. The Chiefs just win these types of games. They were six point favorites and they dominated the hell out of the Rams.
The Chiefs are playing the Jets next week. And they will win that game, too.
2. Travis Kelce's move is called the DREAM SHAKE
Credit to the KC Star's Terez Paylor for coming up with the name. 6'5, 260-pound people should not be able to move like this.
Kelce is such an important part of the Chiefs offense. He had four catches for 45 yards but he has a knack for making every catch look impressive, including this one.
3. Cairo Santos' range is longer than we thought
He made a 53-yard field goal in this game. It came near the end of the first half after an Alex Smith sack moved the Chiefs back to the 35-yard line. The team brought on Santos as the clock ticked down and he booted it in. Santos' range is obviously a little bit longer than what we thought. He has now made eight consecutive field goals.
4. Finally, Chiefs score on a kick return
Special teams coach Dave Toub was just saying this week that he was disappointed that the Chiefs didn't have a kick return touchdown yet. So of course the Chiefs went ahead and did just that. Knile Davis took the second half kickoff 99 yards for the score. This was the turning point in the game, making it 17-7.
Knile Davis takes one 99 yards. http://t.co/VO0RYtyzc2— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) October 26, 2014
5. Injuries piling up at cornerback
The Chiefs started Jamell Fleming at CB in this game. He left midway through the game with a hamstring injury. Phillip Gaines replaced him, and Marcus Cooper got in there, too. Gaines briefly went down with an injury but came back in. The Chiefs are facing an interesting decision if they lose another cornerback, already missing nickelback Chris Owens.
6. Justin Houston is a monster
Three sacks for Justin Houston on the day. That's 10 for the season. Through just seven games. Houston is already having a monster season. He is halfway to Derrick Thomas' franchise sack record (20). Time to pay the man.
Allen Bailey is quietly turning in a solid season.
Allen Bailey now has 3.5 sacks this season. 6.5 sacks for his career. He now has a sack in three straight games.— ChiefsCommunications (@ChiefsPR) October 26, 2014
The Rams are known as fast starters. Their first drive was terrific, scoring a touchdown in just six plays. But after that? Nothing.
De'Anthony Thomas had the first snap last week. He touched it on two of the Chiefs first three plays in this game.
Ron Parker intercepted Austin Davis. It was a deep ball and Parker was in position behind the receiver and just went up and got it. Parker later had a third down sack.
Chiefs had a near lost fumble. Alex Smith was hit from behind and the ball bounced right into the hands of a Rams player. But that Rams player couldn't handle it and Alex dove and picked up the ball to keep it. Chiefs got a lucky bounce.
The Chiefs had terrible timing on their first turnover. Aaron Donald drilled Jamaal Charles who fumbled it. The Rams recovered at the 8-yard line. The good news? The Rams did not get any points from that.
DAT took a HUGE hit on a quick pass to the flat but popped right back up.
If you were concerned about DAT being able to take a hit ... well, there you go. That scared me.— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) October 26, 2014
Jamell Fleming exited the game with a hamstring injury. Phillip Gaines replaced him at corner. Shortly after that Phillip Gaines went out with an injury but came back in.
For the first time ever, the draw on third and 10+ worked -- for the Rams, who picked up the first down on a 3rd and 14 from their own 1-yard line.
Jamaal Charles turned on the burners for a 36-yard touchdown run. Man, he is fast.
Dee Ford picked up his first career sack. He will share that sack with Allen Bailey.
Week 1: Tennessee Titans (L 26-10)
Week 2: at Denver Broncos (L 24-17)
Week 3: at Miami Dolphins (W 34-15)
Week 4: New England Patriots (W 41-14)
Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers (L22-17)
Week 6: Bye
Week 7: at San Diego Chargers (W 23-20)
Week 8: St. Louis Rams (W 34-7)
Week 9: New York Jets (Nov. 2, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 10: at Buffalo Bills (Nov. 9, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 16, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders (Nov. 20, 7:25 p.m., NFLN) - TNF
Week 13: Denver Broncos (Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., NBC) - SNF
Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 7, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 15: Oakland Raiders (Dec. 14, 12 p.m, CBS)
Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Dec. 21, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 17: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 28, 12 p.m., CBS)