Week one of the preseason went exactly as planned for the Chiefs as the first unit convincingly beat the Arizona Cardinals en route to a 27-17 victory on Friday, while still managing to stay relatively healthy. The same cannot be said about the St. Louis Rams who were completely dismantled by the Indianapolis Colts in a 38-3 loss on Sunday.
While Sam Bradford wasn't as unsuccessful as most of the rest of the Rams roster on Sunday, he wasn't spectacular and still left some to be desired from Rams fans. Matt Cassel, though, proved everything he needed to in a performance in which he led two touchdown drives and finished with a 152.8 quarterback rating after completing five of six passes.
In Saturday's second preseason game for the Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium, another healthy game with strong showings from the starting units is the ideal scenario for Romeo Crennel. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. CT start on Saturday and the winner will earn the Governor's Cup, annually rewarded to the winner of the preseason game between the two Missouri teams.
The Rams have won each of the last two preseason matchups while the Chiefs earned a win in the 2010 regular season.