Goff Edges Out Mahomes In Monday Night Football
The Los Angeles Rams (10-1) defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) in Monday Night Football, after one epic fight in which we saw a showdown of two young quarterbacks who are going to rule the NFL for many years to come.
Jarred Goff threw 4 TD passes and 413 yards being sacked on five occasions. With 1:49 until the end of the last quarter, Goff connected with Gerald Everett who set the final result.
Meanwhile, Mahomes had 478 yards, and six touchdown passes, but he also threw three interceptions and had two fumbles. One of those three interceptions came at 1:18 minutes to go, when Kansas City’s quarterback made a mistake and tried to find Tyreek Hill downfield. Not only was Hill covered, but also Ebukam did a great job while pressuring the youngster.
Former Chiefs cornerback, Marcus Peters got his revenge on the previous team, for being traded during the last offseason after spending three seasons in Missouri. He was the one who caught that pass allowing his teammates to spend more time, and prevent the visitors from grabbing the lead.
"Marcus Peters. MARCUS PETERS!" -Cooper Kupp, probably pic.twitter.com/M1hLt7x3R3
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 20, 2018
But quickly enough the ball went back to Mahomes, who once again got intercepted, this time by Lamarcus Joyner. There was no time for another chance after this play.
Though most of the fans might think that Goff and the offense deserve all the credits for this win, the hero of this game was without a doubt Samson Ebukam. Not only did he forced Mahomes to make two mistakes which resulted in interceptions, but the 23-year old linebacker also posted two touchdowns after returning a fumble and his own interception.
Tyreek Hill has been masterful with the guests, having 215 receiving yards for two touchdowns, one of them 73-yards long at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
This was the first Monday Night Game at Coliseum in the last 33 years, and it became the highest scoring one in the history of this event.
Sean McVay’s boys are free next week and they have enough time to charge their batteries before meeting with the Detroit Lions in Motor City on December the 2nd. On the other side, Chiefs are facing the Oakland Raiders in the Black Hole also in two weeks time.
According to most of the experts and a lot of fans, this might be the matchup in the Super Bowl LIII. What do you think?