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National Football League
Preview
St. Louis at Kansas City
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 26, 2014
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Chiefs attempt to defeat St. Louis for the sixth consecutive time when they host the Rams on Sunday. Kansas City has won the five meetings by an average of 19 points and enters this contest on a high note after recording an impressive 23-20 road win over the San Diego Chargers last week. The Rams also enter the game with confidence after producing a 28-26 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks.

St. Louis used some special teams’ hijinks last week, namely a disguised punt return that went for a touchdown and a fake punt to all but end the game. “When you play against a Jeff Fisher team, you know he’s going to be ready on special teams for those type of things,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said in reference to the Rams’ coach. “He’s done that over his history as a head coach and so, we’ll make sure we do as much as we possibly can to work on those things.” Kansas City has won three of its past four games and has committed just one turnover over the last three contests.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Chiefs –7. O/U: 44.

ABOUT THE RAMS (2-4): Quarterback Austin Davis threw two touchdowns against Seattle and has tossed nine over his last four games while entrenching himself as the starter. Rookie Tre Mason had 85 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut and gave St. Louis some much-needed, hard-charging running. The Rams had three sacks against Seattle after having just one entering the contest and star defensive end Robert Quinn finally recorded his first of the season after tallying 19 last season.

ABOUT THE CHIEFS (3-3): Jamaal Charles (6,113) passed the franchise’s career rushing-yardage mark held by Priest Holmes (6,070) in the win over San Diego, but remarks he made on Tuesday about a hit he absorbed on a touchdown run prompted Kansas City to begin testing him for a possible concussion. According to Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder, Charles passed all the concussion tests and will be monitored closely the rest of the week leading up to the game. Outside linebacker Justin Houston is having a superb season with seven sacks – tied for second in the NFL – and outside linebacker Tamba Hali has four sacks and three forced fumbles.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Chiefs QB Alex Smith has eight touchdown passes against one interception over the past four games.

2. Two starters in the St. Louis secondary – CB Janoris Jenkins (knee) and SS T.J. McDonald (concussion) – are in danger of missing the contest.

3. Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe is nine receptions away from joining TE Tony Gonzalez as the only Chiefs with 500 career receptions.

PREDICTION: Chiefs 30, Rams 24
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
St. Louis 2-4 W1 21.5 29.3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-0 1-1 2-4
Kansas City 3-3 W1 23.7 20.2 1-1 2-2 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 3-2
Last Meeting
St. Louis Kansas City
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
8/18/12 KC 17 STL 31 348 122 226 271 79 192
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
St. Louis D. Alexander 0.0 0 0 0
Kansas City B. Albert 0.0 0 0 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
St. Louis D. Alexander 0 0 0.0 0
Kansas City B. Albert 0 0 0.0 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
St. Louis D. Alexander 0 0 0.0 0
Kansas City B. Albert 0 0 0.0 0
Touchdowns Player TD
St. Louis D. Alexander 0
Kansas City B. Albert 0
Season
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
St. Louis A. Davis 65.9 1520 9 4
Kansas City A. Smith 64.0 1270 9 4
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
St. Louis Z. Stacy 61 240 3.9 1
Kansas City K. Davis 83 352 4.2 3
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
St. Louis B. Quick 24 365 15.2 3
Kansas City T. Kelce 24 307 12.8 3
Touchdowns Player TD
St. Louis B. Cunningham 3
Kansas City J. Charles 4