Vermeil leads Chiefs to shutout of 'Skins

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2001

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Trent Green was 6-of-11 for 97 yards and one touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs romped past Washington 20-0 Sunday night, spoiling Marty Schottenheimer's debut as Redskins coach.

Dick Vermeil had a happy debut as head coach of the franchise Schottenheimer headed from 1989-98 as the Chiefs took a 20-0 halftime lead en route to their first preseason shutout since 1992.

The Redskins, without injured quarterback Jeff George, had only 32 net yards in the first half.

Green, obtained in a pre-draft trade with St. Louis, showed no ill effects of the knee surgery that kept him from practicing in both minicamps. Free agent running back Priest Holmes averaged almost 10 yards on three carries.

Dante Hall, fighting for a job as Chiefs punt returner, made it 17-0 three minutes into the second quarter with a 92-yard touchdown return.

Rams 24, Bills 10

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Marc Bulger orchestrated a game-winning drive for the second straight game, leading St. Louis over Buffalo.

Bulger, a rookie free agent, led the Rams on a nine-play, 71-yard drive, capped by Justin Watson's 5-yard run up the middle that gave St. Louis a 14-10 lead 1:21 into the fourth quarter.

The Rams then scoring 10 points on consecutive plays with under six minutes left. On the ensuing kickoff following Jeff Wilkins' 43-yard field goal, St. Louis' Chris Cummings recovered Avion Black's fumble and ran it in from 19 yards.

Bills starting quarterback Rob Johnson was in for three series, going 3-for-5 for 13 yards and managing just one first down.

Rams starter Kurt Warner was in for only one series, finishing 2-for-3 for 27 yards.

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