In what should have been an easy decision made a long time ago, Monday’s game between the Rams and Chiefs will now be in Los Angeles instead of Mexico City.
For most of Tuesday, the popular topic of discussion surrounding the Los Angeles Rams was whether Monday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs would be played in Mexico City as scheduled or not.
When looking at some of the photos that were surfacing across social media on Tuesday, there were plenty of concerns surrounding the poor field conditions the two teams would be forced to play on in Mexico City.
Even if the argument could have been made that there was still plenty of time to fix the field up, this still didn’t make members of both the Rams and Chiefs feel better about the situation.
Since Los Angeles is technically the home team in this matchup, by rule the Rams had to keep Los Angeles Memorial Stadium available in case of an incident like this, meaning the switch shouldn’t have been too difficult.
Now that it’s official the game will take place in Los Angeles, the Rams can fully focus on a proper game plan to take down Patrick Mahomes II and the Chiefs since this will by far be their toughest challenge to date.
Who knows why it took the NFL so long to make this switch official since it became clear early on how horrendous the field was going to look, and how much of a risk this would be for the players to move forward with the previously scheduled event.
Not to mention, one can only imagine the reaction from teams if either Los Angeles or Kansas City watched one of their players suffer an injury as a result from having to play on a field like Estadio Azteca.
As exciting as these games from the international series are, this week has also showed the frustration that can come along with it since in a way, it’s completely unfair for both teams to make the necessary travel changes as a result of poor field conditions.
On a positive note, at least Rams fans that didn’t want to make the trip down to Mexico City will now have the opportunity to watch their beloved team play in Los Angeles, as this has the potential to be one of the highest-scoring games of Week 11.