At the end of day, the Chiefs’ 24-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams in their final preseason game won’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. But the Chiefs did finish the preseason undefeated. And don’t say Thursday’s game didn’t mean anything to the 40-plus or so players who were fighting for jobs.
Chiefs offensive lineman Zach Fulton had been a guard throughout his college and NFL career. But Thursday he started at center and had a key block early in the preseason finale against the Rams on Thursday night.
This Governor’s Cup game between the Chiefs and Rams might have been for keeps, the trophy perhaps to be held in perpetuity by the winner if the Rams get NFL approval for owner Stan Kroenke’s scheme to move them back to California.
When given the opportunity Wednesday, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt declined to say how many games he expects his team to win this season. He did, however, make it indirectly clear that expectations are high for the group assembled by coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey.