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Preseason 2 - Vs KC

Preseason 2 - Vs KC

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The Governor’s Cup will be on the line at theEdward Jones Dome Saturday night as the St.Louis Rams resume their preseason series with thecross-state rival Chiefs at 7 p.m.The Rams currently have possession of the trophythanks to a 14-10 win at Arrowhead Stadium lastAugust. Kansas City holds a 6-4 advantage in theregular season series, while the Rams are 13-8against the Chiefs in the preseason.The Rams and Chiefs have faced each other 13times in the preseason since the Rams moved toSt. Louis in 1995. The two teams have met in 10 ofthe last 11 preseasons.After opening the preseason on the road in Indianapolis last week, the Ramswill play their first home game under Head Coach Jeff Fisher when they take thefield Saturday night. The team’s 10 draft picks will also make their Edward JonesDome debuts Saturday night.
RAMS, CHIEFS SQUARE OFF FOR GOVERNOR’S CUP
VISIT OUR MEDIA WEBSITE AT MEDIA.STLOUISRAMS.COM 
ARTIS TWYMAN
- SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONSATWYMAN@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8759
JULIA FARON
- MANAGER OF MEDIA RELATIONSJFARON@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8766
CASEY PEARCE
- MANAGER OF MEDIA INFORMATIONCPEARCE@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8765
RB Steven Jackson 
PRESEASONDay Date Opponent Time TV
Sun. 8/12 at Indianapolis L 38-3
Sat. 8/18 Kansas City 7 p.m. KTVI
Sat. 8/25 at Dallas 7 p.m. KTVI
Thurs. 8/30 Baltimore 7 p.m. KTVIREGULAR SEASON
Sun. 9/9 at Detroit Noon Fox
Sun. 9/16 Washington 3:05 p.m. Fox
Sun. 9/23 at Chicago Noon Fox
Sun. 9/30 Seattle Noon FoxThurs. 10/4 Arizona 7:20 p.m. NFLN
Sun. 10/14 at Miami Noon Fox
Sun. 10/21 Green Bay Noon FoxSun. 10/28 New England* Noon CBS
Sun. 11/4 BYESun. 11/11 at San Francisco 3:15 p.m. Fox
Sun. 11/18 N.Y. Jets Noon CBS
Sun. 11/25 at Arizona 3:15 p.m. Fox
Sun. 12/2 San Francisco Noon Fox
Sun. 12/9 at Buffalo Noon Fox
Sun. 12/16 Minnesota Noon Fox
Sat. 12/23 at Tampa Bay Noon FoxSun. 12/30 at Seattle 3:15 p.m. Fox
2012 SCHEDULE
2012 P
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Saturday, August 18, 2012, Edward Jones Dome, 7 p.m.
BROADCAST INFORMATION
TELEVISION
Fox (KTVI, Ch. 2 in St. Louis)
Play-by-Play:
Andrew Siciliano
Color Analysts:
Marshall Faulk, RossTucker
Sideline Reporter:
Maurice Drummond
RADIO
WXOS (101.1 FM)
Play-by-Play:
Steve Savard
Color Analyst:
D’Marco Farr
Sideline Reporter:
Tony SoftliTuesday, August 14
-Practice: 3:30 p.m.-Coach Fisher available onfield after practice.-Players available on fieldafter practice
Wednesday, August 15
-Practice: 5:30 p.m.-Coach Fisher available onfield after practice-Players available on fieldafter practice
Thursday, August 16
-Practice: 3:30 p.m.-Coach Fisher available onfield after practice-Players available on fieldafter practice
Friday, August 17
No Practice
Saturday, August 18
ChiefsatRamsEdward Jones Dome, 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 19
Players Off
THIS WEEK’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
 
WR Brandon Gibson
 – Caught 36 passes for 431 yards and atouchdown last season.
LT Rodger Saffold
Started first 25 games of his careerbefore a pectoral injury ended his 2011 season after nine games.Was a 2010 All-Rookie selection.
LG Quinn Ojinnaka
Versatile lineman has started 50 gameswith Colts, Falcons and Patriots; spent 2011 training camp withRams.
C Scott Wells
Signed with Rams in March after eight sea-sons with Packers. Named to Pro Bowl last season. Started 100games with Green Bay from 2004-11.
RG Harvey Dahl
Mauling road grater enters second seasonwith St. Louis. Started all 16 games last season, including 10 at RGand six at RT after injuries forced him to slide over.
RT Jason Smith
Former second-overall pick started 15 ofthe team’s 16 games at right tackle in 2010 before seeing his 2011season cut short by injury.
TE Lance Kendricks
Second round pick in 2011 had 28receptions for 352 yards as a rookie.
WR Danny Amendola
 – 
 
Missed 15 games last season after suf-fering season-ending elbow injury in opener. In 2010, led the Ramswith 85 receptions for 689 yards and tied for the team lead withthree touchdown catches.
QB Sam Bradford
2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Yearcompleted 191 passes for 2,164 yards in 10 games last season.
FB Brit Miller
Appeared in 12 games with two starts at full-back last season and was a key contributor on special teams.
RB Steven Jackson
Three-time Pro Bowler rushed for 1,145yards last season. Is leading rusher among active NFL runningbacks and holds NFL’s longest active streak of consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (7).
KEY CONTRIBUTORS
TE Michael Hoomanawanui
Caught seven passes for 83yards before suffering a season-ending knee injury last season.
WR Greg Salas
Caught 27 passes for 261 yards before suf-fering a season-ending leg injury that cut his rookie campaign shortafter six games.
WR Brian Quick
First of three second round picks byRams caught 202 passes for 3,418 yards and 31 touchdowns atAppalachian State. Holds the school career-record for receptionsand ranks fifth in Southern Conference history.
RB Isaiah Pead
Second round pick was First-Team All-BigEast and Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2012. Ranks thirdin Bearcats history with 3,288 rushing yards and 27 rushing touch-downs.
WR Steve Smith
 – Led the NFC with 107 rec. in 2009. Careertotals include 231 catches for 2,510 yards and 12 touchdowns.
TE Matthew Mulligan
 – Appeared in 34 career games with theJets & started 11 while playing for Rams Offensive CoordinatorBrian Schottenheimer.
OFFENSE
LDE Chris Long
Led the Rams with career-high 13.0 sacks in2011. Also added 15 pressures and 16 QB hits to go along with 33tackles. Signed four-year contract extension in July.
LDT Kendall Langford -
Signed with Rams as a free agent inMarch. Played in 64 games with 55 starts with Miami. Collectedeight career sacks and posted 141 career tackles (101 solo).
RDT Michael Brockers
First-round draft pick was a Second-Team All-SEC selection at LSU. Started 15 games in two seasonsand was credited with 79 tackles (34 solo), two sacks (16 yards), 11tackles for loss (33 yards) and
ve quarterback pressures.
RDE Robert Quinn
Rams’ 2011 top draft choice had 5.0 sacksand 14 quarterback hits in 15 games. Was NFC Special TeamsPlayer of the Week in Week 8 after blocking a punt that led to a TDand blocked or partially blocked three punts.
SLB Mario Haggan
Tenth-year pro has appeared in 121games; spent four seasons in Denver after five with Buffalo; specialteams standout.
MLB James Laurinaitis
Led the Rams in tackles for third timein as many seasons with the club. Posted 142 stops. Has at least100 tackles in each of his first three NFL seasons. Also had 3.0sacks and two interceptions.
WLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar
Led all Saints linebackers with 90 tacklesin 2011; started 14 games last season; played four years in NewOrleans.
LCB Cortland Finnegan
Signed with St. Louis during openingweek of free agency after standout career in Tennessee. FormerPro Bowler has 79 career starts. Career totals include 14 intercep-tions, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 4 touchdowns.
RCB Bradley Fletcher
Missed 12 games due to knee injurylast season. Led Rams with 4 interceptions in 2010. Has 22 careerstarts in three NFL seasons.
SS Craig Dahl
Totaled 54 tackles on defense and tied for theteam lead with 14 special teams stops.
FS Quintin Mikell
Second among Rams with 100 tackles.Also had a sack, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. Veteranfree agent joined St. Louis prior to 2011 after eight seasonswith Eagles.
KEY CONTRIBUTORS
DE William Hayes
Played in 48 games with 12 starts forTitans over a four-year campaign. Collected 181 career tackles(105 solo) and 8.0 sacks.
S Darian Stewart
Third-year pro finished third amongRams with 91 tackles in 2011. Led team with 10 passes defensedand had 3.0 sacks and one interception.
CB Josh Gordy
Led the Rams with three interceptions lastseason. Posted 53 tackles and three passes defensed while start-ing eight games.
DT Trevor Laws
Joins Rams after four seasons with Eagles;notched a career-high 40 tackles to go along with 16 quarterbackpressures in 2011.
DEFENSE
2012 RAMS PROJECTED STARTERS
 
P
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• Overall Preseason Season Series:
Rams lead series, 13-8
• Overall Regular Season Series:
Chiefs lead series, 6-4
• Rams Regular Season Home Record vs. Chiefs:
1-4
• Rams Regular Season Road Record vs. Chiefs:
3-2
• Current Streak:
Chiefs, Five games (1997-present)
• Rams Longest Streak:
Three games (1973-85)
• Chiefs Longest Streak:
Five games (1997-present)
• Regular Season Point Total:
Chiefs 243 - Rams 189
• Most Points, Rams:
34, Chiefs 54-34 (2000)
• Most Points, Chiefs:
54, Chiefs 54-34 (2000)
• Most Points, both teams:
88, Chiefs 54-34 (2000)
• Fewest Points, Rams:
10, Chiefs 49-10 (2002)
• Fewest Points, Chiefs:
0, Rams 16-0 (1985); Rams 16-0 (1994)
• Fewest Points, both teams:
16, Rams 16-0 (1985); Rams 16-0 (1994)
THE SERIES AT A GLANCE
Former Rams:
• Chiefs
CB Mikail Baker
was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round in2011.• Chiefs Special Teams Coordinator
Tom McMahon
held the same positionwith the Rams from 2009-11.• Chiefs Quality Control/Special Teams Coach
Derius Swinton
held thesame position with the Rams from 2009-11.
Former Chiefs:
• Rams
OT Barry Richardson
spent the first four seasons of his career withthe Chiefs.• Rams
LB Justin Cole
played for the Chiefs from 2010-11.• Rams Offensive Coordinator
Brian Schottenheimer
was an assistant withthe Chiefs in 1998. His father Marty was Kansas City’s head coach from1989-98.• Rams QB coach
Frank Cignetti
was an offensive assistant with the Chiefsin 1989.
Kansas City Ties:
• Rams Assistant Head Coach
Dave McGinnis
at Kansas State from 1983-85.
Family Ties:
• Rams Director of Pro Personnel
Ran Carthon
is the son of ChiefsAssistant Head Coach
Maurice Carthon
.
Missouri Ties:
• Chiefs Defensive Quality Control coach
Otis Smith
played cornerback atthe University of Missouri.
Coaching Connections:
• Rams
LB Rocky McIntosh
played for the Washington Redskins whenChiefs QB Coach
Jim Zorn
was the team’s head coach.• Rams General Manager
Les Snead
, Director of Pro Personnel
RanCarthon
, Director of College Scouting
Taylor Morton
and OL Coach
PaulBoudreau
worked with Chiefs DB Coach
Emmitt Thomas
with the AtlantaFalcons.
NFL Teammate Connections:
• Chiefs
RB Peyton Hillis
and
QB Brady Quinn
played with Rams
LBMario Haggan
with the Denver Broncos.• Chiefs
TE Kevin Boss
and Rams
S Craig Dahl
played together with theNew York Giants.
College Teammate Connections:
• Chiefs
T Brandon Albert
played with
 
Rams
DE Chris Long
at Virginia.• Chiefs
OL Jeff Allen
and
OL Jon Asamoah
played with Rams
TEMichael Hoomanawanui
and
FB Brit Miller
at Illinois.• Chiefs
QB Matt Cassel
and Rams
WR Steve Smith
at USC.• Chiefs
RB Shaun Draughn
and Rams
DE Robert Quinn
and
CB KendricBurney
at North Carolina.• Chiefs
CB Gabe Miller
and Rams
P Johnny Hekker
at Oregon State.• Chiefs
K Ryan Succop
and Rams
S Darian Stewart
at South Carolina.• Chiefs
QB Ricky Stanzi
and
TE Tony Moeaki
with Rams
CB BradleyFletcher
at Iowa.
NOTABLE CONNECTIONS
 
2011 Final Stats 
Rams Chiefs12.1 (32)
Points Per Game
13.3 (31)283.6 (31)
Total Offense
310.8 (27)104.2 (23)
Rush Offense
118.3 (15)179.4 (30)
Pass Offense
192.5 (25)28:07
Time Of Possession Average
29:1026.9 (28)
Opponent Points Per Game
21.1 (12)358.4 (22)
Total Defense
333.3 (11)151.7 (31)
Rush Defense
132.0 (26)206.7 (7)
Pass Defense
201.3 (6)-5 (23)
Turnover Differential
-2 (18)
TALE OF THE TAPESERIES HISTORY VS. CHIEFS
Regular SeasonChiefs lead, 6-4Year Result Location
1973 Rams, 23-13 KC1982 Rams, 20-14 LA1985 Rams, 16-0 KC1991 Chiefs, 27-20 LA1994 Rams, 16-0 KC1997 Chiefs, 28-20 STL2000 Chiefs, 54-34 KC2002 Chiefs, 49-10 KC2006 Chiefs, 31-17 STL2010 Chiefs, 27-13 STL
Shortly after the Rams moved to Missouri in1995, they began a semi-annual preseasonseries with their new cross-state rivals, theKansas City Chiefs. The winner of the gamegets possession of the Governor’s Cup (pic-tured to the left).Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is scheduledto be on hand Saturday night at the EdwardJones Dome to present the trophy to the win-ning team.
THE GOVERNOR’S CUP

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