KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith was perfect. At least, in terms of quarterback rating.

Smith was 17 of 20 for 287 yards and five touchdowns without an interception last weekend against the Raiders. That gave him a quarterback rating of 158.3, joining Trent Green in 2003 as the only players in Chiefs history to have a perfect mark.

Noteworthy? Sure, especially considering the Chiefs needed all the offense it could muster in a 56-31 shootout with the Raiders that kept them in the AFC West title hunt.

Now, Smith will try to build on his perfect performance when the Chiefs play the Colts on Sunday. Their game at Arrowhead Stadium could be a preview of a first-round playoff game that would be played in Indianapolis.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams defensive end Eugene Sims tells The Associated Press he’s been fined $7,875 for a hit on the Saints’ Darren Sproles, and that he is appealing. Sims was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the first quarter and said yesterday he believed he’d done nothing wrong. It appeared Sproles was not down on a reception for a loss of 5 yards and New Orleans got a first down at the Rams 30 in St. Louis’ 27-16 win on Sunday.



ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen has agreed to terms on a three-year, $17.4 million contract extension. The 29-year-old Steen is having the best season of his career with 22 goals and 36 points in 33 games. He was the first player in the NHL to score in each of the team’s first 10 wins since Eric Lindros in 1993-93 and scored 20 goals in 24 games, a franchise best since Brett Hull in 1990-91.