The transfer of the “Monday Night Football” game, which should have been played at the Estadio Azteca, but which was played at the Memorial Coliseum, due to the poor state of the Mexican playing field, allowed the legendary sports venue to dress up in glory receive the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Before the action began, the Rams and the Chiefs had already made history in the National Football League (NFL) by being the first duel of teams that came to the game on Monday night, the last of Week 11 of the regular competition, with a 9-1 winning record.
Then the offensive actions of both teams made the match even more memorable by beating offensive marks that until now were unthinkable in the world of national pastime sports, after finishing with a final score of 54-51 in favor of the Rams.
The 105 combined points are a new brand for a Monday night game and surpass the 48-47 that occurred in 1983 between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins.
In addition, it was the third-highest total of combined points in the history of the NFL, second only to the 72-41 that the Redskins won against the New York Giants in 1966, and a 58-48 among the Bengals of Cincinnati Bengals and Browns of Cleveland Browns, in 2004.
Also for the first time in the history of the NFL a team that scores more than 50 points loses, as happened with the Chiefs, after the previous 216 who had achieved that annotation ended up as winners.
Likewise, the Rams and the Chiefs become the first teams to overcome the 50-point barrier in the same game and consolidate the offensive game’s protagonism against the defensive, which is seen as the “New Era” within the NFL competition.
While Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes became just the third in NFL history to have more than one six-touchdown game in the same season, following what the Hall of Famer did. Fame, NOW Tittle in 1962 and Ben Roethlisberger in 2014.
Mahomes became just the fifth passer in the Super Bowl era to throw for six touchdown passes in a loss, plus he also became the first player since 2000 to throw for five touchdowns and commit five turnovers of the ball in the same match, including three interceptions.
Before the game between the Rams and the Chiefs, no quarterback had thrown for six touchdown passes in a “Monday Night Football” game.
While the outside lineman, Nigerian Samson Ebukam of the Rams, became the third player in the history of “MNF” matches with multiple defensive touchdowns in the same game.
Ebukam, 23, who plays his second season in the NFL after being selected with the number 125 in the fourth round of the 2017 University Raffle for the Rams, joined the achievements of Dick Anderson in 1973 and Andre Dyson in 2005 .