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.