At the time, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell called it the greatest Monday Night Football game of all time. And though the result was surely not what Kansas City fans wanted, more than 100 combined points between the Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams made it feel that way.
It was November of 2018, there was no coronavirus outbreak, and entering their 11th game, the Chiefs and Rams had just two losses between them. Patrick Mahomes was midway through what would become his MVP season playing a Rams team who would make it all the way to the Super Bowl. Our own John Dixon listed these five items to watch ahead of the game:
- Rams running back Todd Gurley, who led the NFL in touchdowns, rushing yards, rushing attempts, offensive touches and yards from scrimmage heading into the game.
- “Dirty” Daniel Sorensen’s second game back from injured reserve
- Jared Goff’s prowess against the blitz
- Sammy Watkins and the impact he might have as he returned from a foot injury
- With the game originally scheduled for Mexico City, Rams coach Sean McVay made the team practice all week in Colorado Springs — would that have an impact with it moved to LA at the last minute?
There presumably won’t be any live sports for a while, and with that in mind, ESPN partnered with the NFL to air five weeks of Monday Night Football classics. It starts Monday night with Chiefs-Rams.
How to watch
Date: Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time