Rams Show their Might on Monday Night

In one of the most breath-taking and hyped up games in NFL history, the Los Angeles Rams beat the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 on Monday night. It was the highest scoring Monday Night Football match ever and was the first game in NFL history where both teams scored at least 50 points.

The two young quarterbacks played phenomenally; Jared Goff took control of the Rams offence, throwing for 413 yards and four touchdowns. Patrick Mahomes, who has been unstoppable all season, continued his run of form, throwing for 478 yards and six touchdowns. However, his five turnovers ultimately cost the Chiefs a win.

This victory for the Rams helped them hold on to the number one seed in the NFC, and while the Chiefs are still the number one seed in the AFC, this loss has brought them much closer to the competition.

In what was the second biggest game of the weekend, the Chicago Bears convincingly won against their division rival Minnesota Vikings.

The Bears are now in the driving seat in the NFC North and are one step closer to claiming their first divisional title since 2010.

It would be easy to blame quarterback, Kirk Cousins for the Vikings’ ineptitude on offence. However, the running game has been poor all season and it was especially bad here. Their leading rusher was Dalvin Cook, who only managed 12 yards all game.

The Vikings are a team with hopes of reaching the Superbowl, but their one-dimensional offence will stop them form realising this dream if they don’t fix it soon.

 

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Speaking of the Superbowl, last year’s champions, the Philadelphia Eagles fell to 4-6 after being humiliated by the New Orleans Saints by a score of 48-7.

While the Saints played as well as they have done all year, the Eagles were nothing short of awful. Carson Wentz was the main problem on offence, making several poor decisions, leading to three turnovers. On defence, the Eagles looked like they weren’t even trying, giving up 546 total yards.

The Eagles now find themselves in third place in their division, and a long way off a spot in the playoffs.

 

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Elsewhere, Lamar Jackson was impressive in his much-anticipated debut for the Baltimore Ravens. He led them to a 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, running 27 times for 117 yards; the highest for any Ravens player since week 14 of last season.

Although his passing game wasn’t perfect, the rookie showed promise and helped the Ravens get a much-needed divisional win.

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