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    Governors cup

    THE GOVERNOR'S CUP (MISSOURI)

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    The Missouri Governor's Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams' annual meetings in the preseason and occasional contests in the regular season.

    The contest has been a staple of Missourian's football teams from 1968 to 1987 (between the Chiefs and St. Louis' first football team, the Cardinals) and 1996 to the present (feature the Chiefs and newly-relocated Rams). The local press occasionally refer to the game as The Battle of Missouri, The Show-Me State showdown (a play on Missouri's state nickname), or the I-70 Series. The Chiefs and Rams meet every year in the pre-season but have only met four times in the regular season.

    HISTORY

    1968-1988

    The contest began in 1968 when St. Louis had the football Cardinals, until the Cardinals relocated in 1988. The Governor's Cup game was resumed in the 1996 season between the Chiefs and the Rams.

    The Chiefs posted a 16-7-2 mark in its Governor's Cup series against the Cardinals from 1968 to 1987, going 2-1-1 in the regular season and 14-6-1 in preseason play.

    1996-present

    When the Los Angeles Rams relocated to St. Louis, the rivalry among Missourians re-emerged.
    Both the Rams and the Chiefs possessed the two most productive offenses in the NFL in the early 2000's, and the meetings often resulted in shootouts. Former Ram's coach Dick Vermeil was hired by the Chiefs in 2001 after he had won Super Bowl XXXIV with the Rams with one of the NFL's most powerful offensive squads in history.

    Once the Chiefs created their own high-powered offense with the arrival of Vermeil, the rivalry became even more exciting. In often meaningless preseason games, the Chief and Rams gave all their energy to secure the Governor's Cup, their spot as the best offense in the league, and bragging rights for their respective city in Missouri.

    Dick Vermeil faced off against his old coaching buddies with the Rams-- including his offensive coordinator of "The Greatest Show on Turf," Mike Martz--whom succeeded vermeil for the Rams head coaching job.

    St. Louis Football Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    All-Time Pre-Season Results

    The Chiefs and Cardinals met every pre-season to determine the best NFL team in Missouri. The Chiefs lead the pre-season series 14-6-1.

    All-Time Regular Season Results

    Note: The Governor's Cup was awarded between the Chiefs and the St. Louis Football Cardinals from 1968 through 1987, the Cardinals' final season in St. Louis.


    St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    All-Time Pre-Season Results

    The Chiefs and Rams meet every pre-season to determine the NFL team in Missouri. The Rams lead the pre-season series 6-5.

    Rams 34 Chiefs 30 (8/19/1996 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 14 Chiefs 13 (8/22/1997 Trans World Dome)
    Rams 10 Chiefs 6 (8/28/1998 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 21 Chiefs 17 (8/31/2001 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 23 Rams 16 (8/30/2002 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Chiefs 22 Rams 6 (8/28/2003 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 24 Rams 7 (8/23/2004 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 27 Chiefs 23 (9/02/2005 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 16 Rams 12 (8/26/2006 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 10 Chiefs 3 (8/30/2007 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 21 Rams 17 (8/28/2008 Arrowhead Stadium)


    All-Time Regular Season Results

    Note: The Governor's Cup was not awarded for games between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas Chiefs, only since the Rams relocated to St. Louis in 1995.

    The Chiefs lead the regular season series 4-0.

    Chiefs 28 Rams 20 (10/26/1997 Trans World Dome) *Chiefs first game in St. Louis since 1986.

    Chiefs 54 Rams 34 (10/20/2000 Arrowhead Stadium) *Most combined points ever scored at Arrowhead Stadium.

    Chiefs 49 Rams 10 (12/08/2002 Arrowhead Stadium) *Dante Hall records two kick returns for touchdowns.

    Chiefs 31 Rams 17 (11/05/2006 Edward Jones Dome) *First game without Dick Vermeil or Mike Martz as coaching rivals.



    SAINT LOUIS RAMS VS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
    SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 (THURSDAY) EDWARD JONES DOME

    ~ THE GOVERNOR'S CUP ~
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    Re: Governors cup

    Make that 7-5 in the preseason. The cup is ours this year!

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    Re: Governors cup

    Both teams are rebuilding but I have to think that we have the better defensive and even the better offensive depth. Nice thing about having this game as the last one of the preseason will be that there'll be a bunch of players who have nothing to lose playing their hearts out trying to get a roster spot. Our depth better come through!

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    Re: Governors cup

    Jay Nixon (D) is the present Governor of the State of Missouri and it is assumed that this will be the first "Governor's Cup" that he'll attend while he's been in office.
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