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Chiefs post undefeated preseason by beating Rams

ST. LOUIS -- The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t play any of their starters but still had an entertaining game against the St. Louis Rams. Here are some quick thoughts on the Chiefs' 24-17 victory:

QB Depth Chart: Holding Steady? Alex Smith, like the rest of the starters, didn’t play. Chase Daniel will retain his No. 2 spot despite the first preseason blemish on his record, an interception that was returned for a touchdown. But Daniel otherwise was 16-of-20 for 117 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Murray plays well, too: Tyler Bray's contract extension puts pressure on Murray to play well and he responded. Playing the second half, Murray led a long touchdown drive on his first possession. It ended with a touchdown pass to Darrin Reaves. Murray was 11-of-15 for 86 yards and the touchdown.

Maybe That Dude Could Start: Rookie wide receiver Chris Conley had three catches for 38 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown. Conley is pushing for playing time and could eventually bump Albert Wilson from the starting lineup.

Who Got Hurt? Linebacker Josh Martin left the game in the third quarter with a concussion. Defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches left in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

A Player Who Looks Amazing: He won’t be a starter but safety Tyvon Branch had a big night. He was in on five tackles, one for a loss.

Rookie Watch: Two starters, cornerback Marcus Peters and center Mitch Morse, did not play. Linebacker D.J. Alexander recovered a first-quarter fumble that led to a touchdown while cornerback Steven Nelson broke up a pass.

One Reason To Freak Out: The Chiefs finished their preseason 4-0. The last two times they had an undefeated exhibition season, they eventually played in the Super Bowl.

The last Governor's Cup?: The Governor's Cup is on the line whenever the Chiefs and Rams meet. If the Rams move to Los Angeles next season, the trophy stays with the Chiefs at least until St. Louis gets another NFL team.