The Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs is shaping up to be the kind of match-up Monday Night Football hasn’t seen in awhile.
Monday Night Football closes out Week 11 as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Los Angeles Rams in a showdown about as close to a playoff game as you can get a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The National Football League, who made the wise if not obvious choice to move the game from Mexico City due to poor playing conditions back to Los Angeles, have succeeded in creating an event that even has the league bringing in an ‘All-Star’ kind of officiating crew for tonight’s game.
Both the Rams and Chiefs will bring their 9-1 records into the LA Coliseum for what is seldom must-see TV on Monday night. It’s a game that will feature two of the most prolific offenses the league offers. It also has the two highest rated quarterbacks in Jared Goff (139.9) and Patrick Mahomes (106.7) competing on the MNF stage going back to the 2000 season.
It’s all good stuff.
It will also be a good look at two players in Mahomes and Rams running back Todd Gurley who are front and center in the MVP talk, even as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to light it up in the Big Easy. Brees, who led the Saints to a ninth straight win, is the other player making a strong statement for post-season honors.
You can argue, and fans and the NFL media will, whether the Week 11 game is the best of the season. Granted they can seldom help themselves when it’s Tom Brady or the over-hyped .500 Dallas Cowboys, but tonight could very well be not just a Super Bowl preview, but a look at who may be dominating the league in the not so distant future.
Rams and the Chiefs promises a lot of points and a big prime-time audience that may be Titanic in its numbers when all is said and done. It will also be a great football game that offers a lot of answers as both teams head down the stretch of 2018.