Battle between Rams and Chiefs from 2018 rightfully earns ESPY nomination

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Last year’s Monday Night Football classic between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs has been nominated for an ESPY award for Best Game.

Rightfully so after last year’s epic November meeting, plenty of football fans were hoping for a Super Bowl 53 meeting between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

While the Rams certainly came through on their end by winning the NFC title, the Chiefs unfortunately came up short in the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots, who would end up defeating Los Angeles to claim Super Bowl 53.

Once again, early signs point to the Rams and Chiefs being two of the top contenders in the NFL heading into the 2019 season since the talent on both sides of the football for each team should cause plenty of problems for opponents.

Time will tell when it comes to seeing whether Los Angeles and Kansas City will actually get to meet this time around in Miami for what would seem like an epic Super Bowl 54 battle, but at least the two teams could share a special moment at the ESPYS beforehand.

The time has come once again for the 2019 ESPY Awards, as the popular ceremony will take place on July 10, with ESPN recently releasing this year’s list of nominees.

In what shouldn’t come as a surprise to any sports fan, the Week 11 battle in which the Rams held on for a 54-51 victory over the Chiefs is one of three nominees for Best Game, and could very well end up winning based off the excitement from this game alone.

Between the two teams combining for 105 points on top of the five total touchdowns scored in the fourth quarter alone, this Week 11 meeting was arguably the most exciting performance ever on the Monday Night Football stage.

Leading up to the game, football fans knew they would be in for a treat with two of the most explosive offenses in the NFL led by Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes, but no one ever could have imagined this contest to finish the way it did.

While Goff finished with five touchdowns (one rushing) to go along with 413 passing yards, Mahomes put on quite the show as well after tossing six touchdown passes on top of 478 passing yards.

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Defeating the other deserving nominations (LSU vs. Texas A&M in college football and Notre Dame vs. UConn in woman’s college basketball) won’t be easy, but the Rams and Chiefs have to love their chances.

Even if they come up short, it’s still an honor to be nominated, right?