The Rams beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-17 Saturday night in a much improved fashion from how they performed last week against the Indianapolis Colts. However, the team still has a lot to improve upon as it approaches week one of the regular season.
As ESPN’s Mike Sando pointed out earlier this weekend, the Rams’ first-team offense executed better this week than it did against the Colts.
The Rams scored touchdowns on their first two drives, marked improvement from their performance against Indianapolis last week. Sam Bradford found his favorite receiver, Danny Amendola, for a 35-yard gain off play-action on the first play. Steven Jackson powered through a huge hole for an 18-yard gain on the next play. Bradford soon found Lance Kendricks over the middle for a 23-yard touchdown. Bradford and Amendola connected for a touchdown on the Rams’ second drive. Bradford beat pressure and Amendola made an impressive adjustment on the ball. The Rams’ first-team offense accomplished its goals in this game.
RamsHerd.com couldn’t have said it better, or more simpler when it comes to rookie corner back Janoris Jenkins and the way his skills improve the defense’s secondary as a whole.
Janoris Jenkins continues to be a playmaker, forcing a fumble on the Chiefs’ first offense possession to set up Bradford. The Rams took a 14-0 lead and never had cause to worry for the rest of the game.
Sam Bradford had a great showing. We agree with RamsGab.com that wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Lance Kendricks were Bradford’s two favorite targets Saturday.
The first team offense came off the field after the first quarter. I would say that it was a successful outing for them. Sam Bradford went 6-9 for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. His favorite receivers were Amendola and Kendricks who each caught TD passes.
Overall, Rams fans should remember that this game was just the preseason, but it is great to see the offense was clicking while playing against the Chiefs. Head coach Jeff Fisher did a great job erasing last weeks performance out of the minds of the backup players. It is without question that the Rams still have much to approve upon before the regular season begins, but, as they say, a win is a win.