Chiefs lose, but first string offense continues to move the ball

Spencer Ware and Darrin Reaves lead the rushing attackRunning back Spencer Ware (32) scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams. This week they welcome the Kansas City Chiefs to town.

Gurley, in his first preseason action, played one first-quarter series and rushed four times for 20 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown. The Chiefs kicked a field goal five plays later to take a 17-14 lead.

The first pick in the draft, quarterback Jared Goff, is expected to take turns with the first team for Los Angeles.

Goff, the first player chosen in the National Football League draft, completed all three of his passes on the drive for 34 yards, with Brown rushing twice for 25 yards.

Chiefs quarterback Nick Foles will get some time against his former team.

Smith, in particular, made two big throws on the drive; one being a 37-yarder up the sideline that was set up by receiver Chris Conley's terrific route in 1-on-1 coverage - he created all kinds of separation with a stutter step near the line of scrimmage - and a 20-yard touchdown throw to Maclin up the seam. "It's something to learn from", LA Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said.

The Chiefs look to build on last season's playoff berth as they are once again in the running as one of the best in the AFC but they will have some company this year in the division not only from the reigning Super Bowl champions from Denver but everyone's up and coming dark horse in the Oakland Raiders. It's an area to watch in the second half, even if it is the backups. Joyner is competing with Coty Sensabaugh to start opposite of Trumaine Johnson.

The Rams ran the ball well in their second preseason game, but the list of positives didn't extend much further for either the first-team offense or defense.

Goff tripped over his own lineman's feet and fumbled the ball as he fell to the ground, allowing Kansas City defensive end, Dontari Poe, to recover the ball inside the red zone at the Rams 16-yard line.



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