It was another day, and another win for the St. Louis Rams on Friday night when they strolled into Kansas City and took back the Governor’s Cup with a 14-10 preseason win. This outing was far and away better than last week’s effort against the Titans, and I’m really starting to feel good about the upcoming season. It’s one thing to say the preseason doesn’t mean much, but the third game is the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season and the Rams passed the test.
I thought the offense looked good in the first half, and they scored on their opening drive of the game for the third time in three tries this preseason. Bradford got protection, unlike last week, and the running game looked outstanding for the first time this season. I was never truly worried about the offensive line after last week’s debacle, and tonight’s game shows that this line really is pretty good.
Defensively, the guys looked fast and all on the same page. The Chiefs never got anything going on the ground, and I really like the linebacking corps with Ben Leber and Brady Poppinga starting. I thought Robert Quinn was better tonight, and I really like the fact that he seems to get better every time out. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but it was certainly good enough to inspire confidence in this team heading into the regular season. I will have a more in depth look at the game tomorrow after a get a chance to analyze it more closely, so stay tuned for that.