LA Rams, Kansas City Chiefs have an impressive streak going
By Bret Stuter
The clash between the LA Rams taking on the Kansas City Chiefs is highly unlikely to resemble the last meeting of these two teams. Four years ago, the Chiefs traveled to face the Rams, and the resulting Monday Night Football game was one for the ages. The two teams combined to score the third most points in the history of NFL regular season games.
The Rams would ultimately win that game, and go on to compete in Super Bowl LIII. The Rams would lose that game to the New England Patriots by a score of 13-3. The following year, the Kansas City Chiefs would appear in Super Bowl LIV, the same year in which the Rams failed to even make the NFL Playoffs. The Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers that year by a score of 31-20.
The next year, the Kansas City Chiefs would return to compete in Super Bowl LV. But this time, the Chiefs would be defeated by the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a disappointing score of 31-9. For three consecutive years and either the LA Rams or the Kansas City Chiefs competed in the NFL Championship Game. But the streak did not end there.
The Rams raise the Lombardi for LA
Last season, it was the LA Rams who would advance to compete in Super Bowl LVI. This time, it was the Rams team who would defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23-20, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the city of Los Angeles, California for the first time in the history of the football franchise.
Four years, four consecutive appearances for one or the other team. So will that streak continue this year?
If the streak has any chance of continuing to five consecutive seasons, I’m afraid that will have to fall on the Chiefs’ shoulders this year. At 3-7, the LA Rams must win out the rest of this season, and even in doing so may still not be enough to even earn a wild card berth for post-season competition.
Right now, it’s not that much of a stretch to envision the Chiefs competing in Super Bowl LVII. They are consistently solid on both offense and defense and currently hold the inside track to the top AFC seed. But stay tuned, because you just never know . . .