Jamaal Charles rushed for 126 yards and Thomas Jones went over 10,000 yards for his career as the Chiefs rallied around quarterback Matt Cassel’s return in a 27-13 win over the Rams to claim the Governor’s Cup and fifth straight win over the Rams since they arrived in St. Louis.
Jones became the NFL’s 25th player to rush for 10,000 yards and scored the final touchdown on a 2 yard run with 3:26 to play, after Ron Bartell ran down Charles just after an 80 yard run. The Chiefs totaled 213 yards rushing.
Cassel was question mark all week after coming back just 11 days after an appendectomy. Cassel went 15 for 29 for 184 yards. The Rams got off to a good start, getting field goals on their first two drives, but could have had more. Two false start penalties took the Rams out of a third and one and forced Josh Brown to kick a 37 yard field goal. Then after an interception, the Rams couldn’t move the ball and got a 52 yarder from Brown to take a 6-0 lead. After that, the Chiefs scored 20 consecutive points to maintain their lead in the AFC West, while the Rams failed to gain control of the NFC West.