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The Greatest Monday Night Football Game of All Time

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    If the Chiefs/Rams bout wasn't the best Monday Night Football game ever, I would really like to know what is. Rams took it 54 - 51. That's 105 total points, the most combined points scored in any Monday Night Football game, ever. Out of 773 of them to that point.

    Here are some more crazy stats from the game:

    1001 total combined yards (891 passing) in the game. 14 total touchdowns. 56 first downs.

    Goff went 31/49 for 413 yards and 4 TDs. Zero picks. Passer rating of 117.1.

    Mahomes went 33/46 for 478 yards, 6 TDs and 3 picks.

    Of any team in the history of the NFL to score at least 50 points, they all won, 216-0. So Chiefs made history in a bad way there.

    This game was the 3rd highest combined points scored in ANY NFL game, ever.

    What's even more impressive to me though is this game didn't come out of nowhere. Everyone expected and hoped this would happen, though most didn't think it would be this high scoring. Both of these teams were 9-1 going in and 2 of the best 3 teams overall in the league. It was billed as the 'game of the year' even before kickoff. So that just makes it all the more interesting to me that it surpassed the hype.

    Usually these games settle into a surprisingly low to middle of the road scoring defensive battle, and become something of a letdown. But even though this was an offensive scoring fest, you still had 3 defensive scores and some really big picks and turnovers being made. So it wasn't that each team just laid up on defense either.

    Curious if you think another MNF games bests this one. If you didn't have a chance to watch the game, or just want to watch the highlights, here you go:

    Chiefs vs. Rams Week 11 Highlights - NFL 2018

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    I'm really upset that I missed this game now.. But these two teams just fall into that "background noise" category for me so I didn't think it would actually turn up anything interesting. If I would have known it was going to be a 100pt+ game though, I would have watched it just to see the dynamics. That's a whole lot of scoring going on.

    Makes me wonder if there was a sort of mutual agreement between teams to get the scoreboard to that. Like keep the game just even enough that it's not in favor of one of the other, but rack up the points so it builds alot of hype around the two teams.

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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    Makes me wonder if there was a sort of mutual agreement between teams to get the scoreboard to that. Like keep the game just even enough that it's not in favor of one of the other, but rack up the points so it builds alot of hype around the two teams.

    Lol never bought into the conspiracy theory that games can be rigged like that. There's just too much on the line, as both of these teams are vying for a #1 seed in the playoffs, trying to get their first Super Bowl win in forever. Though I'm sure out of thousands of NFL games over the years that maybe a time or two what you're saying has definitely happened.

    I think the hype was pretty heavy on these two teams already. You have 2 of the 3 league MVP candidates in that match up (Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley (the other being Drew Brees)).

    Another interesting thing.. this game was supposed to be played in Mexico City. But due to last minute issues with the venue there, they had to cancel that and host it in the LA Coliseum instead. Couple that with LA dealing with the wildfires, and you can get the picture of how these teams had to scramble to get their game plan and head right for this match up, which may have lead to why it was so crazy. Maybe if things weren't as hectic leading up to the game, maybe it would have been like 27-24 or something, with better defensive scheming.

    Colin Cowherd did a pretty good job talking about the last minute scramble: