Philadelphia, PA–It was a night not only of two of the best three teams in the NFL, as both the Chiefs and Rams both headed into last night’s Monday Night traditional game each with one loss, but 105 points combined between the two teams was the highest-scoring Monday Night game through 773 games of the NFL’s Monday Night spectacular.
Espn already has this game as an instant-classic, and it was exactly that. Jared Goff, Tyreek Hill, and Patrick Mahomes all had career-type games. Hill had 215 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The quarterback dual between Mahomes and Goff did not disappoint. Mahomes, who is the top NFL Most Valuable Player candidate had a career-high 479 yards, threw for 33 completions off of 45 attempts, Goff had 413 passing yards, and threw for 31 completions off of 49 throws.
Although Mahomes threw for a career-high 479 yards, the two interceptions he threw with just 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, when the Chiefs needed three points to tie the game, was the difference between this great game between two of the best in the NFL. And as if enough records and history wasn’t enough for the highest-scoring in Monday Night Football history, Patrick Mahomes became the first quarterback since 2014 to have 3 or more touchdowns in 8 games during the season.
Mahomes and Goff are 1 & 2 most passing yards in the NFL at the moment, went back and forth, which appeared to be the battle of two of not just the best quarterbacks of this year, but in the years upcoming.
“Four quarters of just craziness, just happy we came out on top. Patrick is a great quarterback, I told the fellas it’s just like Texas Tech and Cal. I felt confident, we scored as many points as we did for a reason.”, Goff told Espn reporter Lisa Salters.
It was a game filled with interceptions, turnovers, and great catches. There was 6 lead changes throughout the game. The Rams and Chiefs are both playing the best football in each of their conferences, outside of what the New Orlean Saints have been able to do this season, with the year Drew Brees is having. You have to imagine there’s a possibility this highest-scoring game could have been a Superbowl preview.