It was everything pro football has become in 2018 — in excess.
The NFL wanted and expected a spectacle Monday night in L.A. when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Kansas City Chiefs, a showcase event in a season that has been all about historically great quarterback play, revved-up offenses, renewed enthusiasm among fans and improved TV viewership.
And that's precisely what the NFL got. And then some.
Rams 54, Chiefs 51 was the extravaganza that everyone wanted to see. It was the third-highest-scoring game in NFL history. It was the first-ever NFL game in which each team had 50 or more points. And there even was enough glory to go around for the defenses to receive some...