Chiefs vs. Rams: Governor’s Cup Live Thread

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It is almost time for the Kansas City Chiefs to take on the St. Louis Rams for the Governor’s Cup.

This game is extremely important for the Chiefs. KC is riding high after a productive offseason and the return of WR Dwayne Bowe. Fan confidence is high and the team is coming off an almost perfect performance (for the starters at least) against the Arizona Cardinals last week.

But all that momentum could come skidding to a halt tonight if the Chiefs come out flat. I’m not saying that I expect that to happen but we can’t expect the Chiefs to dominate the entire game tonight. At some point, there is bound to be some bumps in the road.

Mistakes may happen but here is what I will be looking for tonight:

1. I want to see the Chiefs come out and continue to execute well on both sides of the ball. Last weeks things ran smoothly. I want to see that same confidence in the system this week.

2. I’ll be paying particular attention to the starting wide receivers. Baldwin and Breaston were held catchless last week but it didn’t slow down the KC offense. With extended time this week, I’ll want to see these guys get involved.

3. CB Jalil Brown. Brown will likely be covering for the injured Brandon Flowers tonight and how well he performs could give us a pretty good indication about KC’s CB depth.

The game will be starting shortly. This is our live game thread. The comments will update live. Please join us in the thread to talk live about all the action.

Now, on to the important stuff. What is everybody drinking this week? I decided to go with Harpoon IPA.

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  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Here is a good question to get the thread going.

    Over/Under

    1. Tamba Hali will get 2 sacks.

    2. Stanford Routt will draw 1 PI penalty.

    3. Eric Berry will have 3 tackles.

    4. The Chiefs, as a team, will have 4 sacks.

    5. Jonathan Baldwin will have 70 yards receiving.

    6. Dontati Poe will have 0 sacks.

    7. The Chiefs will score 17 points.

    8. Jamaal Charles will have 73 all-purpose yards.

    9. Peyton Hillis will score 1 TD.

    10 Matt Cassel will throw 0 interceptions.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      My answers:

      1. Under

      2. Push

      3. Over

      4. Push

      5. Under

      6. Push

      7. Over

      8. Under

      9. Under

      10. Push

  • KCMikeG

    I know the starters usually play a quarter or more in the 2nd game but we may more likely to sit them sooner if – I mean WHEN they look like they did last week – OR even better. This would give RAC & Co. more time to make the really hard decisions they are going to have to make in 9 days.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      If they whip out a three TD lead after one quarter I would be ok with them pulling the starters.

  • ChiefsFan7

    Anyone else in the Omaha area? The game is not on local TV and the Omaha, NE market is blacked out from the NFL Preseason streaming service for the Chiefs. Total BS.

    • matthill82

      Just paid my $15 to find out we’re blacked out. BS.

      • ChiefsFan7

        You can get a refund.

      • ChiefsFan7

        thefirstrow.eu

  • jesse o

    Going with some Sam Adams summer ale. its possibly the best beer ever invented. Lets go chiefs!

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Is that the Sam that has a stong hint of lemon?

      • jesse o

        I wouldn’t say a strong hint of lemon, but yea brewed with lemon peel and grains of paradise. Idk about those IPA’s. Man that latitude 148 ipa Sam makes is like drinking liquid rust. Very dark beer,too dark for me.

  • jesse o

    If anyone is needing a site to watch the game,I live in Colorado springs, and for the past two years, the only games I get on TV are against Denver. Go to atdhe.eu. I’ve watchedevery from this site.its free and easy. Good clarity on my big screen. You might have to download something right at the beginning but it takes literally seconds. Only place I watch my chiefs.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      You can also buy NFL preseason live for like $20. Gets you all the non blacked out games in good quality. Pulse you can re watch and pause and stuff.

    • ChiefsFan7

      Thanks.

  • Talicore

    Crown and Dr Pepper here. Limiting myself to one for the first half, then we see if I can even spell Chiefs by the end of the game lol

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Nice. I am a Jameson fan myself. My old man is big into crown. He puts it in the freezer. I try to stick to one beer am quarter.

      • Talicore

        Heh got my love of it from my old man actually.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    hi everyone.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Expect a step back this week Merlin?

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        Hard to duplicate that start. Hoping the firsts still look sharp. What are you exoecting?

  • ChiefsFan7

    Drinking Baileys straight from the bottle.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Nice!

    • jesse o

      I hope you make it threw the first quarter, never know when Brady Quinn might start to look like tom Brady! Haha

      • ChiefsFan7

        HAHAHA — I am just in a pissy mood cause the game isn’t on TV. 26 years old and this is literally the 2 Chiefs game (tonight and last week)I have missed since I followed them. So I hope I pass out hahaha

        • jesse o

          Adthe.eu. If you’ve got the internet.

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Revis is a beast. Watching Giants Jets while we wait.

    • Talicore

      Think Flowers can surpass him eventually?

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        No. Flowers is good but he never seems to dominate for a whole season. I think he often plays hurt though.

  • Talicore

    Trent just said he’s seen flashes of greatness from Stanzi during camp. Really?

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Hope he looks better running with the second team tonight than he did with the third team last week.

      • Talicore

        Stanzi to dirt was getting kinda old.

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

          Kid needs a haircut.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Lenny is gushing over the chemistry on this team. Is that his real thoughts or a promo?

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Been hearing a lot about chemistry from various outlets.

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        So have I, but Lenny was just gushing over it, calling it the best he had ever seen. That got me to wondering.

    • Talicore

      Maybe it was just so different from last year, it’s just that much better?

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Sick. On NFL preseason live you get the feed of the home team. I am stuck llistening to the Rams broadcast.

    • ChiefsFan7

      Love that they are talking about Barry as if he’s a good player. Hilarious!!

    • Talicore

      Need to borrow someones slingbox account from here in KC lol

  • jesse o

    Ha Barry Richardson, bull rush his ass tamba! Bird man!

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Lol. Rams announced were talking about how Barry Richardson could steal the starting RT job tonight. That’s what they think.

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      if B Rich hasn’t improved much, that spells trouble for the Rams

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        He was terrible last week.

  • ChiefsFan7

    It’s a shame Bradford had to go to STL. I loved him at OU.

  • Talicore

    Well that could have started better

    • Talicore

      Already at the twenty

  • ChiefsFan7

    Well… This is awkward.

  • Danny W

    Cardinals Smardinals

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Oooof.

    • Talicore

      Big heads from all the talk this week probably

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        Agreed. Good for the, to getmhumbledmwhen it doesn’t count I suppose.

  • ChiefsFan7

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

  • Brandon

    seriously…

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    How about that defense?

    • Talicore

      I imagine the talking to they are getting right now

  • ChiefsFan7

    Did anyone let the defense know that the game has started?

  • slcchiefsfan

    Four plays, 80 yards? What the hell happened?

  • ChiefsFan7

    MARSHALL FAULK, SHUUUUUUUUUT UP

  • Talicore

    Well then… glad its just the first quarter

  • Danny W

    Come on Baldwin!

  • ChiefsFan7

    oh my god.

  • Jonathan Olvera

    wow

  • ChiefsFan7

    is this real life?

  • Talicore

    still early

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonard.simms Leonard Thejukebox Simms

    Did anyone see Houston put b rich on his ass!!

  • Talicore

    nie poe

  • Talicore

    helluva catch…

  • Danny W

    Doesn’t look like were ready for Manning, Rivers, Ryan, Brees, or Rothlesburger.

    • Jonathan Olvera

      i concur

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Rams going after Arenas and Brown.

  • Chase Cunningham

    On a side note, anyone know where I can get a JC autograph on gameday his year?

  • Talicore

    Rams also playing better cause they were shit last week

  • Dfrey87

    Yea the D looks really bas

  • Jonathan Olvera

    dont seem to be flowing like they were last wekk

  • matt

    is todd haley back on the sidelines

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonard.simms Leonard Thejukebox Simms

    This is exactly what we needed adversity

  • Talicore

    Man Cassel is having tons of time to read the D before the snap

  • Chiefswatch

    knocked back down into reality right here

  • Jonathan Olvera

    i hate these commentators, that was some good play extending by cassel

  • Talicore

    Need to hit Baldwin, get those jitters out of him

  • matt

    now the d needs a stop

  • Chiefswatch

    well it seems we dont have wide recievers, maybe its good to have bowe back so Cassel will have faith in throwing to the sidelines

  • Danny W

    D is leaking like a sieve.

  • Talicore

    DJ to save the day

  • Talicore

    Cassel stepped into that throw to boss

  • matt

    maybe this is a game this is a beginning the team needed to know not to get to confident

    • matt

      this is a beginning

  • Talicore

    Wanna see JC break one here

  • Chase Cunningham

    I think we’ll get into a rythm once we put some points on the board

  • Danny W

    Shane Bannon needs cut.

  • Talicore

    nice zip on that one

  • Chiefswatch

    Cassel under some pressure today, not sold on this Oline

  • Talicore

    Hit JB for the score here

  • Danny W

    Asamoua moved his man five yards down the field!

  • Talicore

    BANE Hillis in for the score!!

  • Talicore

    BANE Hillis in for the score!!

    • Talicore

      Three straight runs from the ten. Thats a run game

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Nice. Now we are in business.

  • ChiefsFan7

    Nice!

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    You guys see McCluster come in and block form Hillis on the second down run to the one?

    • Talicore

      Picked up some skills this offseason

    • Chase

      Yeah that was sweet

  • Brandon

    yeah buddy!!!

  • Chiefswatch

    That was beautiful, HIllis is a monster

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Encouraged by the KC offense. Even on the drive after the fumble they moved from like the eight to the fifty.

  • tommyhawk

    Kevin Boss looks good. catching with his hands

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Annoyed the Rams took their starters out.

    • Talicore

      Wanted to say the beath the first teamers is all lol

  • Talicore

    BIG STOP

  • matt

    the defense sounded like it was completely shell shocked which sounds like its youth

  • steve james

    Poe goats the hops!

    • tommayhawk

      Is that a recipe for something?

  • steve james

    Damm auto correct!

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Orakpo got hurt in Wash. Keeping healthy is job #1

    • Talicore

      thats not a goodie

    • ladner morse

      Couldn’t agree more. Was thinking about that before the game.

  • Talicore

    More annoying: Scab refs or Gotye?

  • Hans Lindhardt

    whats annoying is the anouncers saying SHANE draughn

  • ChiefsFan7

    These commentators really love mustaches.

  • CSconce

    What’s with all the check downs!

    • Danny W

      We changed our name to the Kansas City Check downs you didn’t know?

    • Chiefswatch

      The check down got cassel into the pro bowl, dont think he will ever abondon it.

  • Talicore

    Lewis hurting possibly

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Romeo should pull the starters. They are flat.

  • tommyhawk

    Certain things still look great, but mostly welcome back to Earth, Chiefs’s fans

  • matt

    romeo needs to talk to the starters after this

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Lewis is hurt. Looks,like a shoulder

    • Talicore

      Right shoulder, came off really pissed

      • tommyhawk

        Dad gum it!!

  • Talicore

    No fumble by baldwin, this game looks nothing like this.

  • ladner morse

    Are the Chiefs vulnerable when Belcher is in coverage?

  • Chiefswatch

    Marshal Faulk is a f’n retard. I liked him until today. Now he just seems like a retard running back

    • tommyhawk

      I’m guesssin you are watching the rams broadcast?

    • ChiefsFan7

      He’s annoying as hell… I hate that I have to listen to these goons lol

  • tommyhawk

    BossMan!!!

  • steve james

    Play calling and exacution in the 2 min drill is to quick for Boss

  • Talicore

    Nice two min drive there, nearly a TD, came away with points though

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    No matter the final score, this hasn’t been a good day for the Chiefs’ firsts.

    • slcchiefsfan

      Agreed, even taking away the Baldwin fumble, I thought there were some bad penalties, execution, etc.

  • CSconce

    Soooo frustrating!!

  • Jonathan Olvera

    that was def a pi penalty

  • truss

    Anyone have an update on Kendrick Lewis’ shoulder???

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      Radio is saying it doesn’t look good

  • Jonathan Olvera

    run run pass punt

  • KCtitleist11

    This is tough to watch knowing we are having this much trouble with the damn rams

  • Tony Russell

    Anyone hear about Kendrick’s shoulder?

  • Chiefswatch

    Good to see our ones and 2s in complete sync.

  • tommyhawk

    is Ricky Stanzi, Brodi Croyles cousin??

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Lewis’ injury. right shoulder, could play, but will not.

  • Danny W

    Ricky is going to be our third team guy you may even have to make him your practice squad guy and put in Tanney

  • matt

    uhh stanzi is not exactly impressing again

  • Chiefswatch

    If Cassel goes down our season is lost.

    • Danny W

      Brady Quinn is better than Stanzi.

      • matt

        that isnt saying much

  • Danny W

    Got alot of work to do all the way around. I think the Smardinals were perhaps worse than we thought.

  • matt

    in the end cassel could be our mvp after seeing our backups

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    We are very lacking in o-line depth

  • Danny W

    Whatever defense were in sucks, it almost looks like the prevent. The Lambs have exposed us today.

  • slcchiefsfan

    Rivers picked off twice by Carr tonight… Already missing him

    • Danny W

      I’d rather have him in right now than Bowe, it doesn’t look like were going to throw to a receiver but twice a game any how.

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        Yeah interesting, huh? Still, the offense moved pretty well.

  • Jim Harper

    Man we have a serious drop off in talent at this stage

  • matt

    i do think romeo will fix this but this was an eye opener

  • Jim Harper

    Give that Ram touchdown to Stanzi

  • matt

    i say put in tanney what have we got to lose?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Itsgoingtobeme Michael Burke

    So glad I can’t watch the game. Seems like the chiefs are playing like shiz!

  • Tony Russell

    At least our offense isn’t going 3 and out. Everything is still looking better at this point than last year and we only missed playoffs by one game last year.

  • #1 chiefs fan from GA

    Stanzi ain’t showed me jack! Lord forbids if cassel goes down again!

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    keep stanzi in, he needs to learn

    • Tony Russell

      Not with the 2nd team. Our 2nd (or 3rds) are getting him smashed.

      • tommyhawk

        Stanzi is having a rough go!!

  • Jim Harper

    Stanzi is really blowing this opportunity. He looks lost out there

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Manning picked off twice too.

  • ladner morse

    Quinn is the back-up. Stanzi tried to do too much and flubbed up his chance.

  • Tribal Rage

    Kinda disappointed on many levels during the game. Defense looked absolutely flat and outmatched. It seemed they were in Run D when a pass was called and vice-versa. They also didnt appear to get any real pass rush or noteworthy pressure when Bradford dropped back. Baldwins fumble was just poor luck. Once things settled they were okay at best. In a full game, I feel the cream wouldve risen to the top. I do think the Rams wouldve put up a big fight. The 2nd teamers and scrubs…they looked like 3rd teamers and scrubs…I’m actually really nervous about the play of the backups. To have a team so deep, our reserves don’t look ready to play at a high level. After last week and all the clamoring about how good we are gonna be, this week will be long and woeful. Get it together boys

    Go Chiefs

  • Chiefswatch

    Well JC, Hllis and Cassel looked good

  • Chiefswatch

    At least Quinn doesnt have that deer-in-headlights look that Stanzi does. Cant stress how worried I am if Cassel goes down. We will be truly F’d

  • Chiefswatch

    Cant not like Jerrel Poe. To think we thought we had no depth at NT

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      I want to see Powe against better competition

  • CSconce

    I normally like how even tempered Romeo is, but man I wouldn’t mind seeing him get a little pissed about the performance tonight!

  • vbchief

    Ok guys …long time reader…sometimes commenter…….how did our boy rikki look tonight?

    • tommyhawk

      serious? – bad, like old cheese!!

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        not good, poor decisions at times, no protection.

  • CSconce

    Quinn prob holds onto number 2 spot

  • CSconce

    Stanzi did not look strong at all.

  • david

    i am not impressed with stanzi

  • CSconce

    I hope this is a wake up call for KC

  • KCtitleist11

    Anyone know if Kendrick Lewis is ok? He looked like he might have been in some pain

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    romeo said he would be evaluated

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