The Kansas City Chiefs beat the St. Louis Rams 24-17 and end the 2015 NFL preseason 4-0. The last time the Chiefs won all their preseason games? They won the Super Bowl in the 1970. The time before that? They lost the Super Bowl.
So I guess we can call it now: the Chiefs are headed to the 2016 Super Bowl. Or something like that.
The Chiefs didn't play any of their starters against the Rams -- the second team started it, the third team finished it -- but we did learn a few things about the Chiefs ahead of Saturday's roster cuts.
Here is the reaction from our Rams blog, Turf Show Times. Our thoughts below...
4-5 roster spots were decided tonight
Chiefs GM John Dorsey told the broadcast there were 4-5 spots still up in the air. Who? We don't know that but will find out when the Chiefs trim their roster from 75 to 53 players by Saturday afternoon.
Zach Fulton starts at center
Fulton played the first half while Eric Kush played the second half. I wondered earlier if Fulton at center put Eric Kush on the roster bubble. Or is it Fulton on the roster bubble? I'm not sure how the Chiefs are feeling about this one but Fulton had a nice block here on Spencer Ware's run.
Fulton at center. Hello there... https://t.co/znJ3WKFXVg— Chase Snyder (@chiefssnyder19) September 4, 2015
Fulton at center so far hasn’t been bad. Still early but I like the power he shown on doubles/combo pass and run blocks.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) September 4, 2015
No major injuries
LB Josh Martin had a concussion (OK, that's major) and DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches left with an ankle injury. I don't know the status of those but there were no other major injuries and that's all you really care about.
Spencer Ware is fun to watch
He was the first back off the bench on the first drive, which ended in a touchdown for Ware. He just never seems to go down on the first contact. He puts his head down and delivers a blow to the defender. He has a spin move. He caught the ball in the backfield. Now can he supplant Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis or Charcandrick West? Probably not. But could the Chiefs keep a fourth back (or fifth including Anthony Sherman)?
Daniel Sorensen played the tip drill well and picked off a pass on the Rams first drive. On the return he fumbled the ball but the Chiefs recovered it.
RB / FB Spencer Ware got the initial snaps at running back when the Chiefs were inside the 10-yard line. He had a solid game but he also fumbled. That hurts.
Rams WR Tavon Austin caught a screen pass and cut back across the field for a 43-yard gain. That came right after Tyvon Branch blew up a WR screen for a loss.
WR Chris Conley had his first touchdown catch of his career.
The Chiefs second team defense did a great job in stuffing the Rams two straight times with about a yard to go.
This is a cheap shot on Chase Daniel. No need for that and the refs agreed with a penalty. Note that Demetrius Harris was the first one there to push the Rams lineman back after he knocked Daniel from behind.
#FisherBall in its purest form. https://t.co/4hvik6JcyS— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) September 4, 2015
LB Josh Martin suffered a concussion during the game.
Chiefs RB Darrin Reaves would not go down.
Darrin Reaves isn't going down. He isn't going out of bounds. He's going to rumble until the ref raises his arms. http://t.co/SH5rpIZLKm— NFL (@NFL) September 4, 2015
Chiefs DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches injured his ankle and left the game early.