St. Louis Rams win first home-opener since 2006 with 27-24 comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals.
The emphatic 28-2 result Sunday was the Chiefs' most lopsided season-opening win since beating Denver 59-7 in 1963. It also made Andy Reid their first coach to win his opener since Frank Gansz in 1987.
The last time Kansas City won its opener by such a wide margin was 1963, a 59-7 victory against Denver.
Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes and had a key reception in the drive that led to Greg Zuerlein's tiebreaking field goal with 40 seconds to go.
Bruce Chen broke up a bad string of starts by Royals pitchers on Sunday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in seven innings Sunday.
The Pirates arrived at Busch Stadium this weekend with a 1½-game division lead and a chance to cement their first winning season since 1992. They left trailing the Cardinals by 1½ games and still stuck on 81 victories.
Carl Edwards beat out Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman in Saturday's race.
Adam Wainwright bounced back from back-to-back sub-par outings with seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Kansas City led 6-5 in the ninth inning before Raul Ibanez homered off Greg Holland into the Mariners' bullpen with two outs to tie the score. It was Holland's first blown save since May 6 to end his streak of 31 consecutive saves.
The Cardinals' 16-inning game finally ended with Matt Adams hit a home run.
The Royals used eight pitchers, tying a club record for a nine-inning game, in their 6-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
The Reds recovered from a 16-inning loss by overpowering the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday night, taking three of four in their final series of the season.
The Kansas City Chiefs had offensive tackle Eric Fisher rated No. 1 on their draft board. The Jacksonville Jaguars had fellow offensive tackle Luke Joeckel rated first on their board.
Both of the teams got what they wanted in April.
The St. Louis Rams expect to have a much more dangerous offense given Sam Bradford's familiarity with the system in year two with coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Plus, they've got Tavon Austin, Jared Cook and Jake Long now.
Kansas City survived after blowing a three-run lead to beat Seattle 4-3 on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals were shut out for the third time in their last six games. By taking the first two in the four-game series, the Reds snapped the Cardinals' streak of winning seven straight series between the NL Central rivals.
Danny Duffy allowed one run on five hits and four walks, while striking out four before being replaced by Will Smith.
The Reds quickly got to Adam Wainwright. Shin-Soo Choo opened the first with a single and scored on Ryan Ludwick's two-out single.
Blaine Gabbert threw passes in practice Monday and after suffering a hairline fracture of the thumb on his throwing hand in the team's second preseason game against the New York Jets.