Chiefs come up short in record-breaking Monday Night classic

Marc LaVoie
November 20, 2018 - 8:06 am

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The Kansas City Chiefs came up short in a Monday night classic in which the teams combined for 1,001 yards of offense and 105 pounts. 

The Los Angeles Rams prevailed 54-51 in the first NFL game in which both teams scored more than 50 points. Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play. There were four lead changes in the fourth quarter alone.

Patrick Mahomes passed for a career-high 478 yards with six touchdown passes in his latest jaw-dropping effort for the Chiefs (9-2), but he also threw two interceptions in the final 1:18 as the Rams (10-1) claimed the highest-scoring Monday night game ever played.

Tyreek Hill caught ten passes from Mahomes for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

The Chiefs will have to confront a lingering problem with penalties before the playoffs begin. They committed 13 infractions in the game, backing themselves up by 135 yards.

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