Well that didn’t take long. The NFL is moving swiftly to reconcile the tensions between them, the Chiefs and Rams ahead of next Monday night’s contest. After all, this is the battle of two 9-1 teams from opposite conferences. This is the proverbial Super Bowl preview. But before Tuesday’s announcement, the game was originally scheduled for Mexico City. However, poor field conditions made players think twice. Earlier this afternoon, they were even talking about boycotting the game.
But as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports, they no longer have to worry about poor field conditions. The NFL is moving the game to Los Angeles. So that’s that.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2018
This is the right call for obvious reasons. NFL players are at risk of injury every time they step on the field already. They don’t have to speed up the process by playing on a field with atrocious conditions. That just doesn’t make sense. So now, we’ll get to see the battle of the league’s behemoths in all its glory. The Rams and Chiefs rank first and second respectively in total yards. Kansas City, however, has 18 more points (353) than the Rams do (335).
So yes, it took a little arm twisting. And sure, the league could’ve just let them play in Denver like they originally petitioned for. But now that the NFL has officially moved the game, we can all focus on one thing. A genuine Super Bowl preview.
Be sure not to miss this one.