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The Rams came out of the gate with a bang and scored a rapid fire touchdown by Lance Kendricks following a 43-yard Austin Davis pass. But that turned out to be their only score of the game.
Chiefs went into punt out city and even though they intercepted the next Austin Davis pass were unable to make any forward motion.
On their next possession Chief Justin Houston took the Rams to sack out city with the first of 7 sacks the Chiefs would bring down on the Rams world.
Chiefs started to come out of their haze at the start of the second quarter, and quarterback Alex Smith moved down the field with Jamaal Charles, De’Anthony Thomas, and Travis Kelce, putting Jamaal Charles across the goal line for the touchdown to make the score 7-7 with the PAT.
On the next possession Rams quarterback Austin Davis is sacked at the 20 yard line for a 19-yard loss and kicker Greg Zuerlein, a Missouri Western grad, misses a 38-yard field goal attempt.
At the end of the half the Chiefs drive to the Ram 27 yard line, Smith gets sacked and they call on rookie kicker Cairo Santos to drive a 53-yard field goal home; he does as the half closes to make the score 10-7 going into the locker room.
If the Rams opened up the game with a bang the Chiefs opened the the second half with a spectacular fireworks display by former Arkansas Razorback Knile Davis. Davis grabbed the kickoff and ran it back 99 yards for the touchdown to make the score 17-7.
The Rams go back to punt out city where they stay unable to generate any red zone action for the rest of the game.
The Chiefs, fired up by the Knile Davis scamper, kick another field goal for 28 yards to make the score 20-7 in the third quarter. With minutes to go in the third quarter Jamaal Charles fires off a 36-yard touchdown run to make the score with the PAT 27-7.
Chiefs open up the fourth quarter with another Knile Davis touchdown from the 3 yard line to make the score 34-7.
With five minutes to go in the game the Rams get to the Chief 17 yard line and the Chiefs sack Rams quarterback Austin Davis two times in a row and take over on downs.
Chiefs backup quarterback Chase Daniel, a former Mizzou Tiger, hangs onto the ball until the 2 minute warning and Dustin Colquitt punts it away as the game ends.
This marked the sixth time since 1995 the Chiefs had won the Governor’s Cup playing against the St. Louis Rams. The Chiefs last defeated the Rams 27-13 in 2010 at St. Louis, and the Rams have never won the Cup.
To view a video of Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and Head Coach Andy Reid being presented with the 2014 Governor’s Cup by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, click HERE.
This puts the Chiefs at 4-3, and they play the New York Jets next Sunday at Arrowhead. The Buffalo Bills beat the Jets 43-23 Sunday and they stand at 1-7, having beaten only the Oakland Raiders 19-14 on Sept. 7.
After that the Chiefs meet the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders before facing the Denver Broncos Nov. 30.
— C.L. and H.E.
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