St. Louis Rams @ Kansas City Chiefs Preview, Game Information, and Live Steam


The St. Louis Rams(2-4) and Kansas City Chiefs(3-3) meet on Sunday and will battle for the 2014 Governor’s Cup at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City at 12PM CT.

The Rams come into this game after just surprising the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks and defeating them 28-26. The Rams will look to continue their momentum and win two in a row against their Missouri rival.

After a difficult beginning of the schedule, the Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to carry momentum over after defeating the San Diego Chargers just a week ago. As mentioned earlier this game will be played in Arrowhead Stadium, the loudest stadium in the NFL.

This game will be played at 12PM CT and will be featured on FOX. Dick Stockton and Donovan McNabb will be on the call. This will also be McNabb’s broadcasting debut. The former Eagles quarterback has been working for Fox Sports One, but this will be his first game in the booth.

Injury Report

St. Louis Rams

DE William Hayes – Illness – Full – Probable

T.J. McDonald – Concussion – Full – Probable

WR Kenny Britt – Ankle – Full – Probable

CB Janoris Jenkins – Knee – DNP – Questionable

Rodger Saffold – Knee – Full – Probable

Tim Barnes – Shoulder – DNP – OUT

LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar – Toe – Full – Probable

CB Trumaine Johnson – Knee – Full – Questionable

CB Brandon McGee – Foot – DNP – OUT

DE Ethan Westbrooks – Hand – Full – Probable

RB Benny Cunningham – Knee – Full – Probable

Greg Zuerlein – Ilness – Probable

The real issue here for the Rams is that with Janoris Jenkins likely out Sunday against the Chiefs, it will likely be undrafted rookie Marcus Roberson in his place. Trumaine Johnson just isn’t quite ready to get back, therefore that leaves the Rams with Roberson, E.J Gaines, and Lamarcus Joyner.

Kansas City Chiefs

WR Donnie Avery – Groin – OUT

WR Junior Hemingway – Hamstring – Limited – Questionable

CB Chris Owens – Knee – DNP – OUT

TE Travis Kelce – Ribs – Full – Probable

Eric Berry – Ankle – Limited – Questionable

CB Sean Smith – Groin – Full – Probable

RB Cyrus Gray – Hand – Full – Probable

LB Justin Houston – Ankle – Full – Probable

Eric Berry is still questionable and will most likely be a game time decision. Andy Reid has said that Berry looks and feels pretty good however. The Rams will also have to go up against Jamaal Charles who got through all the concussion tests throughout the week.

Matchup To Watch: Chiefs Receivers vs  Rams Secondary

Although this isn’t one specific matchup, the Rams secondary is pretty beat up and Alex Smith is an efficient quarterback who can make the throws. Andy Reid likes to throw the ball a lot, and you can bet that he will try to exploit the Rams’ lack of depth in the secondary.

Although the Rams started the season as the NFL’s top ranked pass defense, they have allowed over 300 yards passing in the past two weeks and now rank just 14th.

Players to Watch: Jamaal Charles and Tre Mason

The St. Louis Rams have done a pretty good job stopping the run the past couple of weeks facing Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch. However, Jamaal Charles is a different kind of running back and if he gets going, the Chiefs offense is dangerous. The Rams will need to stop Charles much like they have the other backs they’ve faced the past couple of weeks.

For the Rams, Tre Mason is another player to watch. Mason has had a solid two weeks against NFC West opponents. It will be interesting to see if the Rams stick with the hot hand and if Mason once again gets the majority of the carries. The Chiefs have the 18th ranked run defense which means Mason could break out.

Last Meeting: Chiefs 27, Rams 13

The Rams got an early 6-0 lead with two Josh Brown field goals, but the Chiefs got going in the second quarter and went up 14-6 with a two yard Jamaal Charles touchdown run. A Steven Jackson touchdown pulled the Rams within seven late, but Thomas Jones gave the Chiefs a comfortable 14-point lead to seal the victory.

Prediction: Rams 27, Chiefs 30

Vegas: Chiefs(-7)

I think the Rams fail to get going early in the game, but do make a solid comeback attempt in the second half, unfortunately, it won’t be enough to defeat the Chiefs at home. Arrowhead stadium is a difficult place to play, especially for a young quarterback like Austin Davis.