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Bradford, Rams offense find groove in second preseason game

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The St. Louis Rams’ first-team offense sputtered in their preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts, but quarterback Sam Bradford was much sharper in Saturday night’s second exhibition game against Kansas City.

We viewed the game on NFL.com’s preseason live package. Bang it here for your own.

Bradford opened the game with back-to-back touchdown drives, connecting with tight end Lance Kendricks for a 23-yard score on the first and slot receiver Danny Amendola from eight yards out on the second. Amendola made a nice bodily adjustment to secure his touchdown in Chiefs cornerback Javier Arenas‘ coverage. Courtesy of TurfShowTimes.com, a snapshot of Amendola’s catch can be found here.

Running back Steven Jackson continued to play effectively and efficiently, rushing seven times for 49 yards against Kansas City.

Defensively, rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins made the play of the game on a strip of Chiefs wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, causing Baldwin to fumble. The ball was recovered by Rams safety Craig Dahl, helping to set up the TD to Amendola.

Through two preseason games, Bradford is 13-of-18 (72.2 percent) for 159 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Bradford has a YPA of 8.83, and he has not yet been sacked.

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23 Responses to “Bradford, Rams offense find groove in second preseason game”
  1. unfkwthabl says: Aug 18, 2012 9:24 PM

    They picked on J brown and J arenus…. those are not the Chiefs starting QBs.

    they got a fumble off a slant and had a 30 yard td drive.

    They do look good, i wont say they didnt earn it.

    But cassel went 10-12 with two balls batted. So he looks much better in Dabolls offense.

    We need the real refs back though… they missed a huge holding call on #97 on clemons 3rd down run.

    Good game

    oh btw…. the rams announcers are such frikin homers lol

  2. hedleykow says: Aug 18, 2012 9:27 PM

    Hillis and Charles combination in goal-to-go situations should produce 6 points every time.

  3. wtfpft says: Aug 18, 2012 9:32 PM

    Playing the chiefs will solve all problems

  4. thehighhat says: Aug 18, 2012 9:34 PM

    Bradford will be injured by the second game of the season.

  5. starfan79 says: Aug 18, 2012 9:39 PM

    im watching the cowboys and chargers and these refs are just crazy! Arguing with each other on the field.. blown calls.. this is pathetic

  6. cacsemo says: Aug 18, 2012 9:40 PM

    celebrating a nice half?lol damn my rams need good games…i hope for good things but i dont see winning more than 4 games this year :(

  7. jason49er says: Aug 18, 2012 9:53 PM

    Sam Bradford 2011 Preseason: 5 touchdowns

    Sam Bradford 2011 Regular Season: 6 touchdowns.

    Just sayin…

  8. iced107 says: Aug 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    Bradford looked very sharp in this game – can’t wait to see him w/ Givens and Quick when they pick up the game late in the season.

    Glad to see we could keep him upright – Keep Sammy up and clean, this offense will be produce.

    Rams won’t be the joke of the NFC this year

  9. buffedwhiteman says: Aug 18, 2012 10:33 PM

    Rams rule.Hail jeff fisher !

  10. jamezz23 says: Aug 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    Rams are in for a reality check come week one when they play Detroit.

  11. blackheld says: Aug 18, 2012 10:47 PM

    Rams open against Detroit.

    It won’t be as bad as last year, but…

    Last night, Matt Stafford…against the Ravens’ first string…in one quarter…

    12-17, 184, 2TD

    Calvin Johnson…5 catches, 111 yards, and a touch…

    I like Jeff Fisher, and really do wish him well…but man…

  12. ch8878 says: Aug 18, 2012 10:53 PM

    Chiefs will finish last in the AFC West once again they suck !!

  13. yelix says: Aug 18, 2012 10:55 PM

    Chiefs defense has to get off to a better start in the regular season than they did tonight. They got caught with their pants down. They made a good stop against the Rams starters later on, but they still looked bad overall.

    Sans Baldwin fumble, the Chiefs starting offense looked pretty good. Cassel continues to look comfortable and the offensive line is still playing very well. Charles looked great, as did Hillis.

    Once Bowe gets back up to speed, he’ll get all the slants, not Baldwin. Bowe doesn’t fumble those.

  14. Piter Damacino says: Aug 18, 2012 11:22 PM

    Rams won’t be the joke of the NFC this year[2] I’m from Brazil and I’m excited about the rams this year!

  15. jomochiefsfan84 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:47 PM

    All I wanna know is where is the story about Peyton Manning throwing 2 int’s & broncos offense looking like donkey sh**t! Media doesn’t wanna say anything that’s negative when it comes to manning now do they?

  16. jbaxt says: Aug 19, 2012 12:34 AM

    Now We all know why Stanzi never go in last year. That guy sucks, is Palko still available?. Pioli better shut his mouth about how everything is so much smoother. If KC plays like they did tonight we’re looking at a 6-10 team, at best. Go ahead and cut Areanas, im tired of watching him get beat and doing nothing in the return game.

  17. jomochiefsfan84 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:05 AM

    Jbaxt calm down its just preseason if every game was so serious even GB would be a lil worried after getting spanked by the browns. I do agree about arenas though he definitely needs to step up his game

  18. iced107 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:12 AM

    Rams are in for a reality check come week one when they play Detroit.
    ———————————————–

    interesting…

    considering the Lions will be with their 3rd string RB since Best(concussions) and Leshoure(suspended) are both out.. Fairley is out with his suspension, what about Delmas? he’s the starting safety and he’s hurt too right?

    Corner wise? Eric wright = gone. aaron berry = cut.

    Yea homer or not, it’s hard not to start Bradford against that talent lacking defense

  19. raiderapologist says: Aug 19, 2012 1:14 AM

    yelix says: Aug 18, 2012 10:55 PM

    Chiefs defense has to get off to a better start in the regular season than they did tonight.
    —-
    Slickster says that’s the best defense in the West, and it’s not even close. He could learn something from yelix, if he wasn’t such a clown.

  20. sixjak says: Aug 19, 2012 1:47 AM

    Was at the game. Bradford looked good. Rams might be better than a lot of ppl are expecting them to be. It might be a toss up between the Seahags and the Tards for divisions bottom feeder.

  21. chief67 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:08 AM

    Yep, last season when the Chiefs played Palko as the starter , I was screaming for Stanzi …Not anymore !

  22. skinsfan4lfe says: Aug 19, 2012 7:26 AM

    Where are the SB8 haters now?…fast food junkies

  23. faulkn22 says: Aug 19, 2012 7:51 AM

    I know that Schwartz has a huge amount of respect for his mentor in Jeff Fisher, but I really feel like the Lions are going to hurt these guys come week 1.

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