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2018 Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams

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1234 Total
KC 716721 51
LAR 13101714 54
DateNovember 19, 2018
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
RefereeClete Blakeman
Attendance77,002
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
Announcers
  • Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
  • Jason Witten
  • Booger McFarland (color analysts)
  • Lisa Salters (sideline reporter)[1]
Radio in the United States
NetworkWestwood One
Announcers
  • Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
  • Kurt Warner (color analyst)
  • D'Marco Farr (sideline reporter)

2018 Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams was an American football game in the National Football League (NFL) between the visiting Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams. The game was a Monday Night Football game televised nationally on ESPN. The Rams won the game 54-51, a combined 105 points,[2] (21 scored by defenses)[3] making it the highest scoring Monday Night Football game and the third highest scoring game in NFL history.[4] The two teams also combined for 1001 total yards.[5] The game was originally scheduled to take place in Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico, but was relocated to the Ram's home stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum due to poor field conditions.[6]

Game summary[edit]

First quarter[edit]

The Rams maintained control through most of the first quarter. They quickly put together a 3 minute drive, featuring a 44 yard pass to Brandin Cooks. Greg Zuerlein misses the extra point, making the score 6-0. After a punt by the Chiefs, the Rams put together another touchdown drive, including 3 consecutive passes of 10+ yards by quarterback Jared Goff. However, the Chiefs respond, getting a touchdown in just 4 plays, 3 of which were 20+ yard passes from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, including a 25 yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. The Rams put together a long drive of their own, making it inside the 5 yard line, but fail to get into the endzone. A Greg Zuerlein field goal put the Rams up 16-7.[7]

Second quarter[edit]

The Chiefs first drive of the quarter gets them a short field goal, failing to get into the endzone from the 1 yard line. In the following drive, Goff gets sacked by Allen Bailey, who also forces a fumble and recovers it himself. It just takes a 21 yard pass to Kareem Hunt to put the Chiefs up for the first time in the game, 17-16. After a punt by the Rams, Patrick Mahomes is sacked by Aaron Donald, forcing a fumble. The ball is picked up by Samson Ebukam and returned 11 yards for a Rams touchdown.[8] The Chiefs put together a quick drive and score a touchdown with 13 seconds left in the half. Kicker Harrison Butker misses the extra point, leaving the game tied 23-23. Jared Goff kneels and sends it into halftime.

Third quarter[edit]

4 plays into the third quarter, Donald sacks Mahomes, forcing a second fumble. The ball is recovered by John Franklin-Myers at the 46 yard line. The Rams take advantage and drive the ball down the field. The drive ends with Goff scrambling for a 7 yard touchdown on 3rd down. The Chiefs respond with a touchdown of their own, tying the game at 30. The Rams only manage a field goal this time around, but the Chiefs turn it over on the first play from scrimmage. Mahomes throws a pass too short and it is easily picked off by Ebukam and returned 25 yards for a touchdown, swelling the lead to 10 points.[9] Ebukam was the same player who returned Mahomes' fumble for the touchdown. The quarter ends with punts by both teams.

Fourth quarter[edit]

The Chiefs, down by 10, respond quickly with a 73 yard touchdown pass to Hill. Hill is also flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for gesturing at Lamarcus Joyner just before entering the endzone. On the next drive, Goff has the ball knocked out of his hands by Justin Houston. It lands into the hands of Bailey (his second fumble recovery of the game) and returned two yards for a touchdown. This gave the Chiefs their largest lead of the game, now ahead 44-40. Goff redeems himself in the next drive, hitting passes of 27 and 36 yards to Josh Reynolds and Robert Woods, respectively. The drive concludes with a 7 yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett, putting the Rams back on top, 47-44. After punts by both teams, the Chiefs score a touchdown, with Mahomes passing it 10 yards to Chris Conley. The Chiefs manage to score a touchdown with 2:48 left in the game. This was Mahomes' 6th touchdown pass of the game. The Rams answer, scoring a touchdown in just 58 seconds. This put the Rams up 54-51 with 1:49 left. In the Chiefs next drive, Mahomes throws an interception to a wide open Marcus Peters. However, the Chiefs manage to get the ball back with 50 seconds remaining, using their first two timeouts. With the game on the line, Mahomes launches the ball deep, but it ends up being Mahomes' 3rd interception and 5th turnover of the game.[10] The Rams end it with one kneel by Goff.

Relocation[edit]

The game was originally scheduled to take place in Estadio Azteca stadium, Mexico City, Mexico as part of the NFL International Series. The game was relocated to the Ram's home stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California. The relocation occurred because of poor field conditions due to a recent concert and number of soccer games.[11] Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said "[The move is] 100 percent [about] player safety..."[12] Many players had threatened to sit out if the game wasn't relocated.[13]

Records[edit]

NFL[edit]

  • Highest scoring Monday Night game
  • First and only game in which both teams scored 50+ points
  • Third highest scoring game[14]

Chiefs[edit]

  • First and only team to score 50+ points and lose

Patrick Mahomes[edit]

  • Most passing TDs in Monday Night game (6)
  • Career high passing yards (478)[15]

Tyreek Hill[edit]

  • Second most yards in single game for a Chiefs Player (215)[16]

Starting Lineups[edit]

Kansas City Position Los Angeles
Offense
Demetrius Harris TE Tyler Higbee
Eric Fisher LT Andrew Whitworth
Cameron Erving LG Rodger Saffold
Austin Reiter C John Sullivan
Andrew Wylie RG Austin Blythe
Mitchell Schwartz RT Rob Havenstein
Tyreek Hill WR Josh Reynolds
Travis Kelce TE WR Brandin Cooks
Patrick Mahomes QB Jared Goff
Sammy Watkins WR Robert Woods
Kareem Hunt RB HB Todd Gurley
Defense
Allen Bailey LDE DE Michael Brockers
Chris Jones RDE NT Ndamukong Suh
Orlando Scandrick LCB Marcus Peters
Steven Nelson RCB Troy Hill
Dee Ford LOLB DT Aaron Donald
Anthony Hitchens LILB WILL Dante Fowler
Dorian O'Daniel RILB ILB Cory Littleton
Justin Houston ROLB ILB Mark Barron
Kendall Fuller NICKE CB Sam Shields
Eric Murray S SS John Johnson
Ron Parker S FS Lamarcus Joyner
Source:[17]

Officials[edit]

  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • Line Judge: Rusty Baynes (59)
  • Down Judge: Dana McKenzie (8)
  • Side Judge: Brad Freeman (88)
  • Umpire: Ramon George (128)
  • Field Judge: Dale Shaw (104)
  • Back Judge: Tony Steratore (112)
  • Replay Official: Jim Lapetina (0)

See also[edit]

  • List of highest scoring NFL games

References[edit]

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  2. "Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams Live Score and Stats - November 19, 2018 Gametracker". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  3. Maske, Mark. "Rams-Chiefs was 'the new NFL' in its most spectacular form yet". Washington Post.
  4. "Chiefs Fall to Rams, 54-51, on Monday Night Football". www.chiefs.com. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  5. "Seven Stats: Rams Beat Chiefs in Monday Night Thriller". www.therams.com. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  6. "NFL moves Chiefs-Rams from Mexico City to L.A." ESPN.com. 2018-11-13. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  7. "Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams - November 19th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  8. "Watch: Aaron Donald forces 2 fumbles, 1 returned for TD". Rams Wire. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  9. "Watch: Samson Ebukam picks Patrick Mahomes, runs over QB for 2nd TD". Rams Wire. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  10. "Mahomes 5 turnovers loom large in Chiefs loss to Rams". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  11. "NFL moves Chiefs-Rams game from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  12. By. "Clark Hunt says reason for Chiefs-Rams relocation was '100 percent player safety'". kansascity. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  13. Alper, Josh (2018-11-13). "Report: Some players "seriously considering" not playing in Mexico City". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  14. Peck, Joshua (2018-11-20). "Rams 54-51 Chiefs: The records incredible NFL clash broke in Los Angeles". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  15. EST, Dan Cancian On 11/20/18 at 3:29 AM (2018-11-20). "Patrick Mahomes breaks more NFL records as Chiefs lose classic against Rams". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  16. "Chiefs Fall to Rams, 54-51, on Monday Night Football". www.chiefs.com. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  17. "National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). NFL.com.


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