1:00 PM ET, December 19, 2010
Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis, MO
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Cassel was supposed to be a game-day decision. The quarterback had no doubt he'd be in the lineup.Cassel went the distance only 11 days after an emergency appendectomy, leading the way in a 27-13 victory over the suddenly sagging St. Louis Rams on Sunday. He didn't think it was a big deal, either."Everything felt good," Cassel said. "I feel good now. And a win makes it feel better."
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• Matt Cassel returned after missing last week's game due to an emergency appendectomy.
• Kansas City won its fifth straight game against the Rams.
• Chiefs running back Thomas Jones (22 rushes, 62 yards) became the 25th player to rush for 10,000 yards in a career.
• St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford (0 TD, 2 INT) has failed to throw a touchdown in three straight games and has thrown two interceptions in two straight games.
• With the loss, the Rams are 2-14 vs AFC teams dating back to 2007.
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Rams FB Brit Miller was carted off with a right knee injury in the third quarter and is likely out for the season. ... Bradford is third on the single-season rookie QB list in completions (307), attempts (517) and yards (3,065). ... Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe had two catches for 53 yards after totaling one catch for 3 yards the previous two weeks. ... The Chiefs had 48 yards rushing on 17 carries at San Diego.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.2||3.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||7:00||Josh Brown 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 14 plays, 53 yds, 8:04
|FG||4:48||Josh Brown 52 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yds, 1:28
|TD||6:57||Leonard Pope 2 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 61 yds, 4:01
|TD||1:50||Jamaal Charles 2 Yard Run (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds, 4:00
|FG||10:31||Ryan Succop 53 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 48 yds, 4:42
|FG||12:26||Ryan Succop 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 34 yds, 2:31
|TD||4:06||Steven Jackson 5 Yard Run (Josh Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 4:23
|TD||3:31||Thomas Jones 2 Yard Run (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 82 yds, 0:38
Sam Bradford went 4-for-13 for 67 yards and a 9.6 passer rating on passes of 10 yards or more in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. His two interceptions came on passes of 10 yards or more as well. Heading into Week 15, Bradford had the fifth lowest passer rating (75.8) on passes of 10 yards or more among NFL quarterbacks (min. 175 attempts).
With 62 Rush yards today, Chiefs running back Thomas Jones now has 10,045 career Rush yards, making him the 25th player in NFL history with 10,000 Rush yards.
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