These teams last played in 2018 at the Coliseum, and the game was a classic, with the Rams winning, 54-51. It was the highest scoring game in the history of “Monday Night Football,” and the first time in NFL history that a team scored at least 50 points and lost. The game was originally scheduled for Mexico City but was moved to Los Angeles at the last minute because of the shoddy field condition at Estadio Azteca.
Rams quarterback Jared Goff, now with the Detroit Lions, threw for 413 yards, and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes threw for a career-high 478. There were six lead changes, four of them in the fourth quarter.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid grew up in L.A. and attended Marshall High. Although he never coached for the Rams, he did wear a Rams uniform as a 12-year-old in a punt, pass and kick contest at halftime of a Monday night game in 1973. He comically towered over his competition, and video of that went viral.
For 21 years, the Rams and Chiefs resided on opposite sides of Missouri, until the Rams returned to Southern California in 2016. Austin Blythe, backup center for the Chiefs, used to play for the Rams.
One might call this matchup a “Modern Family” feud, as actor Ty Burrell — Phil Dunphy on the long-running ABC comedy — is a devoted Rams fan, whereas castmate Eric Stonestreet, who portrayed Cameron Tucker on the show, loves the Chiefs.