La Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in Monday night football classic
Monday night was a clash of two favourites which ended with the Los Angeles Rams beating the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in the third-highest scoring NFL game to go down in history. Both teams scored more than 50 points in a match for the first time. The 105 total has only been topped twice in NFL history – 106, when the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns 58-48 in 2004 and 113 as the Washington RedSkins won 72-41 against the New York Giants in 1966.
Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Everett for the go ahead score with 1:49 to play, which ended with the Rams outlasting the Chiefs.
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“It was a crazy game,” said Goff, who threw for 413 yards. “It was a lot of fun.”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was on the losing side despite throwing 478 yards and six touchdowns, with the lead changing hands six times. Mahomes threw two interceptions in the final 1:18 but the Rams claimed the win.
The Coliseum’s first Monday night game since 1985 was definitely worth the wait.The highest-scoring game in the league this season was an offensive fantasia featuring 1,001 combined yards and ingenious scheming from mastermind coaches Andy Reid and Sean McVay – along with three defensive touchdowns and 21 combined penalties.
“It was a whirlwind,” McVay said whose side improved to 10-1.”Until the final few seconds you weren’t really able to breathe – I feel like I might need a couple of beverages to relax tonight, but it was great. This is what you love so much about the game.”
The Rams only managed to get 14 seconds off the clock on their next three plays, and the Coliseum roiled in anticipation of a big finish by Mahomes. But the Chiefs were pushed back to their 13 with 50 seconds left thanks to a booming punt by Johnny Hekker, and Joyner intercepted Mahomes’ final desperate heave with 13 seconds left.