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Best regular season game everIn the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history, the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51, at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.Jared Goff ended the back-and-forth battle between the two 9-1 teams when he threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett with 1:49 remaining for the go-ahead score.It was a crazy game, Goff admitted. It seemed like at the end whoever had the ball last would win. It was back-and-forth the whole game. There were times we thought we had all the momentum, and there was times it was the other way around and we had to claw back. It felt like a college game. It was fun.Before that however, the 105-point game that featured a combined 1,001 yards, lived up to all the hype as both high-octane offenses put on an old fashioned shootout display for the ages.It was a whirlwind, said Rams head coach Sean McVay. I feel like I might need a couple of beverages to relax tonight, but it was great. This is what you love so much about the game.Two of the top front runners for NFL MVP, the Nos. 1 and 2 in total passing yards this season, somehow managed to surpass the shootout that many expected.Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was 33 for 46 for a career-high 478 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions in a losing effort.We can learn from this, said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. We cant give up 21 points on turnovers. Have to take care of the football. We created some turnovers and points, but had too many penalties. Well heal up and get set to go for stretch run.Jared Goff was just as sharrp, completing 31 of 49 passes for 413 yards and no interceptions, but two fumbles and a rushing touchdown in the first NFL game to ever feature two 50-point performances.Im sure it was historic, but ultimately coming out on top is the biggest thing, Goff said. Im just happy to get away from that game with a win.The game featured 14 total touchdowns, but it all started when Los Angeles scored on the opening drive. Goff delivered a dime to Robert Woods in the left corner of the end zone to complete the seven-yard touchdown strike.The second touchdown of the game featured Goff finding wide-receiver Josh Reynolds, who stepped into the starting lineup for the injured Copper Kupp.Josh stepped up big again, said Goff of his new slot receiver. Seems like every time we need it he does. He was huge today. Just seeing his progression and the player hes starting to become is really exciting.Mahomes and the Chiefs responded in lightning-quick fashion as they completed a 75-yard touchdown drive in just four plays as the sophomore quarterback found Tyreek Hill for a 25-yard reception.After both teams exchanged field goals, Goff fumbled on his own 20-yard line, handing the Chiefs excellent field position and a chance to take the lead.One play later, Mahomes found running back Kareem Hunt on a screen pass that the Ohio native took to the house for a 17-16 Kansas City lead.The Rams got a game-changing turnover of their own a few minutes later when reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald, recorded a strip sack on Mahomes that was recovered by linebacker Samson Ebukam who ran it to the house for the defensive touchdown.He got two touchdowns. I havent even got one in five years, said Donald of Ebukam. When you have a team like this, anyone can make the big plays. Hes a heck of a football player. Hes always flying around.If once wasnt enough, two times was twice as nice as Donald opened up the second half with another strip sack of Mahomes that was recovered by the Rams in Chiefs territory.I was just making my plays when they presented themselves and tried to put my team in a position to win, said Donald of the two strip sacks. There was a lot of ups and downs, but to pull it off is definitely a good feeling.Goff turned the turnover into a touchdown when he ran up the middle for a seven-yard scoring scamper that put the Rams back in front, 30-23.Mahomes answered right back with a four-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce. The touchdown pass was Mahomes fourth of the night, and the sixth time hes thrown four or more touchdowns in a game this season.Its always fun to play against real good teams, Mahomes said. You get to go out there and have fun, but its the same as when we played New England. You cant make mistakes against great teams. You need to limit your mistakes, but be aggressive.The only other quarterback in NFL history to have more games with four or more touchdowns was Peyton Manning 9 in 2013.After another field goal by Greg Zuerlein put the Rams back in front, Ebukam scored his second defensive touchdown of the game when he intercepted Mahomes on the ensuing drive, and dragged the young quarterback into the end zone for the score.The last time I had two touchdowns was in high school when I was a running back, joked Eubkam, who scored the first two touchdowns of his NFL career. God blessed me. The ball rolled my way and I just took it and ran with it.The Chiefs responded with 14 unanswered points after a 73-yard bomb to Hill from Mahomes and a defensive touchdown for Kansas City, in which Allen Bailey sacked and stole the ball from Goff, walking in for the go-ahead score.The Rams responded in kind with a six-play, 75-yard scoring drive, capped off with a touchdown pass from Goff to tight end Gerald Everett. The entirety of the drive took 89 seconds.After the Chiefs answered again on a 10-yard touchdown reception from Mahomes to Chris Conley, the Rams went down the field and took the lead right back when Goff found Everett again for a 40-yard scoring strike.The Chiefs had two opportunities to tie or take the lead, but Mahomes was intercepted on back-to-back drives, first by former teammate and Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters, then a game-ending interception by LaMarcus Joyner.Youre going to have ups and downs in a game and you just keep trusting the process, said Peters of his interception. The best thing about this is that I got to see my teammates and I got to see my old coaches and stuff.The game featured six lead different lead changes, and the Chiefs set an NFL record for the most points by a losing team with 51.The victory for the Rams snapped a six-game losing streak to the Chiefs, all of which came when the Rams were in St. Louis.The last victory by the Rams over the Chiefs was on Sept. 25, 1994, ironically when they were still known as the Los Angeles Rams.Rams head coach Sean McVay is undefeated against AFC teams 8-0 in his short tenure with the Rams.The game was originally scheduled for Mexico City in an international showdown, but the NFL moved the game to Los Angeles after field preparations at the Estadio Azteca were not up to par.It was a 16-round fight, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said. Youre talking about a Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis type of fight. Two great teams. Two great opponents. Two great coaches.LA TogetherDespite the wildly entertaining football game between two of the NFLs top teams, the theme of the night was LA Together, as the Rams dedicated the game to the first responders and the victims of the California wildfires and the Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.Karen and Jordan Helus, the wife and son of Ventura County sheriffs deputy Ron Helus, who was killed in the shooting, lit the Coliseum torch in his honor before the game.During timeouts, firefighters and police officers were honored for their life-saving actions, and players even wore LAFD and LAPD hats on the bench between plays.The 77,000 fans in attendance were given rally towels that read LA Together upon entrance to the Coliseum, and they spun them in the air proudly throughout the back-and-forth battle.Up Next: The Rams will get a much deserved bye week and will be back in action on Dec. 2 in Detroit to face the Lions. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. PT on FOX.Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Bungee jumping, check. Running a marathon, check.Hollywood actor Will Smith has checked another item off his 2018 bucket list after he ran a half-marathon through the streets of Cubas capital on Sunday. Aerosmiths Perry Cancels Tour After Recent Hospital Visit Smith joined about 6,000 other runners in the Havana Marathon, also known as Marabana, as part of his 50th birthday celebrations.The Bad Boys actor said he committed to the race on short notice. Honorary Oscars Awarded to Woman, Publicist for First Time Were here, were in Havana, Cuba for my bucket list, on three weeks notice, said Smith just moments before the race began. Im running a half marathon, Im excited. You know, the energy is ridiculous in this place. I love Cuba.Marathon organizers said the race was an extended hand and an open bridge between the U.S. and Cuba. Americans were well represented among foreign participants in the race, with 278 in the field. Fantastic Beasts Chews Up Box Office Competition Marabana has been run every year since 1987 and includes a half-marathon, full-marathon and a six-mile race.In September, Smith went bungee jumping in Arizona to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Exactly 33 years to the day after former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismanns career-ending injury, Alex Smiths leg broke during Sundays game against the Houston Texans. Photo Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
NKosi Perry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-14 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.CamRon Davis scored on a 42-yard run and a 16-yard reception for the Hurricanes 6-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference. Both scoring plays came in the third quarter with a 51-yard punt return touchdown by Jeff Thomas sandwiched in between as Miami outscored its long-time rival 21-0 in the period. Justin Bieber, Ex-Neighbor Settle Long-Running Egging Suit The Hokies 4-6, 3-4 lost their fourth straight, and fourth straight at home, for the first time since they dropped four in a row at home spanning the 1973 season-finale and first the three of the 1974 season. The Hokies will have to beat Virginia on Friday and then add a game on Dec. 1 and win that, too, to extend to 26 their streak of seasons ending in a bowl game. An announcement about a 12th game to replace one against East Carolina lost to Hurricane Florence could come as early as Sunday.University officials had no comment Saturday. Apple Signs Multiyear Deal With Film Studio A24 The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Saturday that the Hokies have reached a contingency agreement to play Marshall, but only if bowl eligibility is available.Virginia Tech led early after driving 76 yards in five plays following the opening kickoff with Ryan Willis finding Dalton Keene for a 15-yard touchdown, and they led 14-10 after Tre Turner ran 20 yards untouched early in the second quarter. Jorge Drexler Dominates Latin Grammys With 3 Wins But Miami took a page from how the Hokies recent opponents had found success and started running the ball. It produced a 71-yard drive to Perrys 1-yard scoring run 33 seconds before halftime, giving the Hurricanes a 17-14 lead, and another run-heavy 71-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter.THE TAKEAWAYMiami: The Hurricanes hardly tried to run the ball until their final drive of the first half when they gained 35 yards on the ground, giving them 40 for the half. Curious play-calling against a Virginia Tech team that had allowed an average of 392 yards on the ground in its past three games, all losses. In the first drive of the second half, they gained 62 of their 71 yards on the ground helped by Davis 42-yard run to finish it off.Virginia Tech: The Hokies year of the injury continues as they got several of their injured defensive players back, but were without wide receivers Eric Kumah and Hezekiah Grimsley. They also remain inept after halftime at home, where the last three opponents had each outscored them 14-0 in the third quarter and Miami had a 21-0 edge.UP NEXTMiami: The Hurricanes return home to face ACC Coastal Division champion Pittsburgh.Virginia: The Hokies host state rival Virginia on Friday and will be seeking their 15th consecutive victory in the series.Photo Credit: Getty Images
In the continuing saga of how can we make fans suffer more, the major football teams in South Florida have continued to keep those who support them on the edge of their seats this season and thats not a good thing.In the case of the Miami Dolphins, it cant get any worse this week after losing to Green Bay last Sunday mostly because the 5-5 Dolphins are off this week. As for the college game, the once top 10 ranked Miami Hurricanes find themselves two losses from not going bowling this season while FIU stands two wins away from playing for their conferences title.At the same time, one of the states powers is staring down the barrel of their first losing season in decades while the city of Orlando will be the center of the sport this weekend thanks to two big battles and we rate each of the showdowns with our not-so-scientific NBC 6 ranking system.Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies SaturdayIt was just over a month ago that the Canes were riding high with a 5-1 record after coming back to beat rival Florida State but that seems like ages after four straight losses that have seen Miami dealing with issues ranging from who will be the starting quarterback to whats the deal with a team who has lost eight of their last 13 games.While the Hokies are eliminated from a bowl game with a loss, Miami has to win one of their final two games to be eligible for the postseason.FIU Panthers at Charlotte 49ers SaturdayThere are not many people outside of the SW 8th Street campus who would have thought at the start of the season that Miami would be barely bowl eligible and the Panthers would be on the path toward playing for the Conference USA crown. But, with a win this weekend and one next Saturday at home against Marshall, FIU would play for the title in just the second season under Butch Davis.Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College SaturdayIf you were born after 1976, you are a part of a group who has never seen the Seminoles with a losing record to finish a season. Alas, a loss in one of their final two games this week or next Saturday vs. Florida and the Seminoles will have their first losing season since 1976 and miss their first bowl game since 1981.The Noles were in the same spot last season, but won their final two games except this year, both the Eagles and Gators are ranked in the top 20 nationally.Florida Gators vs. Idaho Vandals SaturdayIts a game four years in the making in the home finale for the orange and blue this season. The teams met to open the 2014 season and the game lasted exactly one play before lighting and massive rain caused it to be cancelled. At 7-3, Florida has bounced back from a losing season last year and can finish with just their third double digit win season this decade if they can win out.UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats SaturdayIts the game of the week in the state as both ranked teams are fighting for a chance to play for the American Athletic Conference title while the Knights look to keep the nations longest win streak going and get a nationally televised win in primetime to continue their campaign to be a part of the College Football Playoff system.FAMU Ratters vs. Bethune Cookman Wildcats in Orlando SaturdayWhen you talk about rivalries in the state of Florida, the orange and green are not fond of the marron and gold and vice versa and this season, the game has implications for who will bring home the MEAC title. Plus, if you arent a fan of football, this has one of the best halftime shows in all of college football when the bands battle it out on the field.Other State GamesWith the Florida Atlantic Owls losing on Thursday night to North Texas, the only other major college game this weekend involves the USF Bulls hitting the road to take on the Temple Owls.In the pro game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are also on the road when they face off with the New York Giants while the Jacksonville Jaguars will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
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