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Kansas City Chiefs @ LA Rams

Location

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, LA.

Time

8:15pm ET

1:15am Tuesday (UK)

Coverage

ESPN

Game Pass

Chiefs Radio Network

 

Team Records

Chiefs  9-1

Rams  9-1

 

Last 3 games

26th Oct 2014    Rams 7 @  Chiefs 34

19th Dec 2010   Chiefs 27  @  Rams 13

5th Nov 2006    Chiefs  31  @  Rams 17

The story so far

The best two teams in the NFL?  A tip of the hat to the Saints but these two are very firmly in that conversation.  Both feature incredible offences, the Rams on paper have the significantly better defence. Expect a shoot out. Paddy Power have the points over/under at 63.  I’d still take the over.

Head to head

Chiefs lead 7-4

Team Leaders

Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Patrick Mahomes 345 231 3150 31
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Kareem Hunt 167 754 4.5 7
Patrick Mahomes 36 158 4.4 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Tyreek Hill 55 891 16.2 9
Travis Kelce 57 787 13.8 6
Sammy Watkins 39 515 13.2 3
Kareem Hunt 23 337 14.7 6

One to watch

Austin Reiter.  Having your 3rd string starting is less than ideal. Reiter has done a reasonable job filling in for Morse while he recovers from concussion.  Last week the Cardinals gave the Chiefs O Line fits, sacking Mahomes 5 times. The Rams D Line is a step above that. Donald and Suh could wreak havoc, they can both take over a game. Reiter is going to have to have his A+ game with him to handle them.

 

Key Matchup

Tyreek Hill v Marcus Peters.

Remember when everyone was spitting chips that the Chiefs traded their best CB to the Rams for a mere 2nd round pick?  Peters is a ball hawk, but oh is he struggling this season. Hill and Mahomes have experience on Peters from the practice field. Can they take advantage of his aggression?

Injuries

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

 
PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. THURS. PART. FRI. PART. SAT. GAME STATUS
Eric Berry S Heel DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Mitch Morse C Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Sammy Watkins WR Foot LP DNP DNP Questionable
Anthony Hitchens LB Rib FP FP FP
Marcus Kemp WR Shoulder FP FP FP
Patrick Mahomes QB Foot FP FP FP
Derrick Nnadi DT Groin FP FP FP
Daniel Sorensen S Knee FP FP FP
Frank Zombo LB Hamstring FP FP FP

LOS ANGELES RAMS

 
PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. THURS. PART. FRI. PART. SAT. GAME STATUS
Cooper Kupp WR Knee DNP DNP
Greg Zuerlein K Not Injury Related DNP DNP
Nickell Robey-Coleman CB Not Injury Related DNP DNP
Todd Gurley II RB Not Injury Related DNP
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related DNP
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related DNP

 

What they said

Wade Phillips

“They’ve got a lot of weapons, they give you a lot of problems — like our offense does — and then they have talented players that play well, so it’s a big challenge.”

 

What we said

Dave Toub

Possessions are at a premium in a game like this. Anytime you get the chance to change a possession or try to steal one, both sides are thinking about doing that if the opportunity arises. That’s why we have to be ready on our end of it. I’m sure they are going to be ready on their end of it too. It’s going to be fun.

 

Odds

Rams -3.5

 

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