Chiefs lose to Rams in close, exciting Monday Night Football game

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Los Angeles Rams 51-54 in the highest-scoring Monday Night Football matchup of all time and the third highest-scoring game of all time.

This game went down to the wire with both team trading punches, but ultimately Jared Goff, Rams quarterback, threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett, Rams tight end, to win the game. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback, went back out and threw an interception by Marcus Peters, Rams and former Chiefs cornerback, in the last minute of the game and another interception soon after by LaMarcus Joyner, Rams free safety.

Mahomes had a career-high of 478 passing yards and passed for six touchdowns. He threw three interceptions and had two fumbles. One interception and one fumble were returned for a touchdown by Samson Ebukam, Rams outside linebacker.

Goff threw for 413 yards and four touchdowns. While he had no interceptions, Justin Houston, Chiefs outside linebacker sacked Goff and forced a fumble which was recovered and converted into a touchdown by Allen Bailey, Chiefs defensive end. Goff had two other fumbles in the game.

Kansas City hurt themselves with penalties. In the game’s first 19 minutes, Los Angeles had zero penalties while Kansas City had nine and lost 92 yards. They finished the game with 13 penalties for 135 yards.

Todd Gurley, Rams running back, was unusually silent against the Chiefs’ defense. He only had 55 rushing yards on 12 carries, and received for 39 yards. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs running back, had 70 rushing yards on 14 carries and 41 receiving yards.

Tyreek Hill, Chiefs wide receiver, had a big game against the Rams, receiving for two touchdowns and 215 yards, which was Brandin Cooks, Rams wide receiver who lead the team in receiving yards that night, had with 107. Travis Kelce, Chiefs tight end, had 127 receiving yards but dropped some passes.

Chris Conley, Chiefs wide receiver, saw some action with Sammy Watkins, Chiefs wide receiver, being out for most of the game. Conley had 74 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Watkins only had one reception for four yards.