We’re several weeks into our worldwide attempt to “flatten the curve” and have been offering daily escapes into the sporting events of yesteryear through our “Filling The Void” series. We’ve looked back on the inspiring, mind-boggling and remarkable events that deserve a rewind. But, we’re not forgetting about the ordinary, daily games we’ve been missing in our lives. We here at The Turf Sports sincerely hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and being safe through these trying days. We’d also like to take a moment to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of those front-line folks keeping society going – from the medical community to those stocking grocery store shelves, delivering supplies around the country or helping us all fight this virus together in some other essential, invaluable way. You are all heroes.
Today: The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas Chiefs score 50 points, leading to one of the greatest Monday Night Football games.
Is there anything more exciting than seeing two of the NFL’s brightest young stars go head-to-head in a prime-time game? There isn’t. There simply isn’t. And on November 19, 2018, when Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs marched into the Los Angeles Coliseum to face-off against Jared Goff‘s Rams, we got to test that theory.
Turns out, it holds up.
With both teams coming into the Week 11 matchup with 9-1 records, many were calling this a Super Bowl 53 preview. They weren’t wrong at all. The Chiefs and Rams were on fire all season, with each of their losses coming from tough, hard-fought games.
And this game could have been much worse for both teams, if not for some quick thinking and relocating. That’s because this game was supposed to be played in Mexico City. However, due to poor field conditions, the NFL was forced to relocate the game at the eleventh hour. Thankfully, no one uses the LA Coliseum on Mondays, so the NFL brought the game back to American soil.
This game is electric, and both squads put on one hell of a show. This game is nuts, and it’s worth a re-watch free from specifics. With that in mind, this game breaks a bunch of NFL records.
- Highest scoring Monday Night game (105 points)
- First and only game in which both teams scored 50+ points
- Third highest scoring game in league history.
This game also has some fun trivia too. This game is the first to ever have the losing team score 50 points. In fact, prior to this game, teams that scored 50+ points were 216-0 in those games.
It almost seems fitting that this, the “Super Bowl 53” preview, was such a high-scoring affair. A few months later, the actual Super Bowl found the Rams on the losing end of a 13-3 final score, netting Tom Brady his 6th ring with New England. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, would have to wait one more year to get their ring, while Jared Goff and Los Angeles are left wanting.
But, they’ll always have this game, and that’s something to be proud of.
See You Tomorrow. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Wash Your Hands.
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