The first person Andy Reid shook hands with after emerging from the Chiefs' locker room was Donovan McNabb, Reid's former quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles. Reid asked McNabb, who was working his first game as a TV analyst on the Fox telecast, whether he was nervous. McNabb replied by saying he thought Reid was going to allow Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith to throw more passes.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon presented the Governor's Cup, awarded to the winner of Chiefs-Rams matchups, to Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt and Reid. Ever the state booster, Nixon jokingly told Reid he was disappointed the coach didn't let backup quarterback Chase Daniel throw a pass. Daniel, who replaced Alex Smith for the Chiefs' final possession, played in college at Missouri.