Trent Green completed 10 of 12 passes and Priest Holmes ran for 31 yards on six carries as the Kansas City Chiefs' first-team offense scored on two of its three possessions in a 24-7 preseason win last night over the visiting St. Louis Rams.
Kansas City's offensive starters, who led the NFL in scoring each of the past two years, also scored on two of their three possessions against the New York Giants last week in their preseason opener.
"I thought offensively we played very well," said Green, who threw for 94 yards. "It was good to see a good mix of run with the pass."
Adding to a bad night for the Rams (0-2) was starting cornerback Travis Fisher's broken arm. Fisher, who tied for the team lead last year with four interceptions, was injured in the first half.
Shawn Barber returned a Marc Bulger interception 60 yards for a touchdown late in the opening half to give the Chiefs (1-1) a 24-0 lead.
Bulger was 8 for 15 for 67 yards and got sacked three times. Marshall Faulk carried six times for 16 yards. Faulk's understudy, first-round draft pick Steven Jackson (Oregon State), scored on a six-yard run in the third quarter and rushed for 53 yards on 14 carries.
* BILLS: Running back Willis McGahee could get his chance to be Buffalo's starter sooner than anticipated.
Travis Henry is listed as day-to-day with bruised ribs, potentially opening the door for McGahee to make his first NFL start Saturday at Indianapolis.
While Henry's injury is not described as severe, Coach Mike Mularkey said he could keep him from playing as a precaution.
Both Henry and McGahee have said they want to start. And questions intensified last week when the Associated Press, citing a source close to McGahee, reported the player has asked to be traded if he isn't the starter on opening day.
* SEAHAWKS: Linebacker Chad Brown, a three-time Pro Bowler, broke his left leg during practice.
Coach Mike Holmgren said Brown will undergo surgery on his left fibula as soon as possible. Doctors believe Brown likely will miss the first four games of the regular season.
Holmgren said Brown broke the bone after getting his feet tangled with tight end Itula Mili during a passing drill. Brown, 34, is entering his eighth season with Seattle.
* RAIDERS: Charles Woodson's holdout will probably keep the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback out of Oakland's season opener. Coach Norv Turner expressed doubt that Woodson, who is still away from the team, would be ready to play when the Raiders start the season at Pittsburgh on Sept. 12.
Woodson, tagged in February as Oakland's franchise player, has refused to sign the team's one-year offer that would pay him $8.7 million.
* GIANTS: Linebacker Carlos Emmons returned to practice after spending more than two weeks on the sideline because of pain in the leg he broke last season.
* PANTHERS: Guard Tutan Reyes, carted off the field at Sunday's practice, has a sprained ankle rather than a broken one.
* VIKINGS: Center Matt Birk, who had surgery Aug. 4 to repair a hernia, practiced for the first time since the second day of camp.
* JAGUARS: Running back Fred Taylor will miss Friday's preseason game with Green Bay because of a strained foot.