Both of these teams have plenty of similarities - explosive offenses, good young gunslingers, elite running backs, amazing weapons and even former players. With all of that being said, here are the five Rams that you should watch for.
CB Marcus Peters
That Peters has not performed to expectations would be an understatement. He has looked terrible on the field and has consistently graded among the worst cornerbacks in the league. This game is understandably going to be an interesting one for Peters as not only is this a revenge game against his former team, but it will also be a tough matchup playing against the most electrifying offense in the AFC.
It would not be a surprise if the Chiefs targeted Peters. He has played like a weak link with just one interception this season which came in Week 1. It will be interesting to see if he can get his hands on another.
And for those that forgot Peters had some choice words for the Chiefs’ young quarterback Patrick Mahomes...
TE Gerald Everett
Everett is a big slot tight end. Although he will more than likely split time with WR Josh Reynolds, he figures to have an uptick of playing time. He is an explosive player with the ball in his hands. It will be interesting to see if the Rams will work him in as a mismatch type of player.
With only 15 catches and 161 yards on the season, it is hard to see a significant jump in production, but the Rams offense has been a machine. If given a chance, maybe the stats will improve.
DL Aaron Donald
Last year’s Defensive Player of the Year could be heading toward a repeat with 12.5 sacks. Donald already has more sacks than last year and is only seven tackles a away from last season after just 10 games.
Heading into this game, the Rams are going to need their best player on the team to make an impact against a average offensive line and a playmaking QB. The sacks would be welcome, but being a consistent disruption in the passing game and helping slow down running back Kareem Hunt will determine the game.
QB Jared Goff
A ton of pressure will fall on the quarterbacks’ shoulders on Monday night. This season, Goff has proven that 2017 wasn’t a mirage. He is the real deal.
The biggest obstacle facing Goff for the remainder of the season will be how the young quarterback adjusts to losing his security blanket in Kupp. A game of this magnitude will be a great measuring stick for where he is as an NFL QB.
K Greg Zuerlein
A missed extra point or a missed field goal could alter this game. A missed 49-yard field goal could be key when it comes to a game where every possession comes down to points scored. Surprisingly, the Rams have not been a great redzone team, so Zuerlein could be the difference in this game.