For the second consecutive week there was a question of whether the Kansas City Chiefs would be playing on the road in a game blacked out on local TV. The San Diego Chargers sold enough tickets in time last week to avoid the blackout and it appears the St. Louis Rams have done the same, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Before he boarded a plane Tuesday afternoon for NFL owners meetings in Dallas, St. Louis Rams executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff said he expects Sunday's home game with cross-state rival Kansas City to be televised locally.
The game will be on TV in Kansas City either way but it appears there's excitement abound in St. Louis with this game. For the first time in several years (for both teams) a December game actually means something. Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes the vibe around the Lou:
I can't wait for Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Rams at The Edward Jones Dome. The atmosphere should be lively, fueled by playoff hopes, Christmas Week spirit, the KC-STL rivalry, and perhaps by the consumption of cold adult beverages in the urban tailgate settings around The Ed.
I've been to a Rams game and I wouldn't describe it as lively. If you're going, and you want to fit in with the other Rams fans, put on your best pair of khakis, a nice collared shirt, and prepare to sit quietly in a temperature-controlled dome. That's the way it's done there.
Yes, it's Rams week, and the in-state trash-talking has begun.