Sam Bradford stated there should be no concern about his ankle, and after a strong first half against the Chiefs, he proved just that. He went 6-of-9 for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The Rams would take advantage of an early miscue by the Chiefs, going up 14-0 just minutes into the game after a Jon Baldwin fumble gave St. Louis a short field with which to work following a Bradford touchdown pass on the Rams first possession of the game.
Steven Jackson was equally sharp, rushing seven times for 49 yards while Danny Amendola led the Rams with three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. Kellen Clemens would come in for Bradford in the second quarter, going 5-for-7 for 34 yards.
The Rams defense would eventually give way to Matt Cassel and the Chiefs, allowing Kansas City to pull to within 17-10 just before the half.