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Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Pre-game live updates gamethread (UPDATED)

Big game tonight if you hadn’t heard...

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Kind of a big one tonight...

Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Monday Night Football in LA. This is gonna be good.

Figured I’d get an early pre-game thread up to talk through any of the aspects we’re all thinking of heading into the game.

Have at it.

One thing that’ll dominate the early aesthetic that obviously doesn’t have much of anything to actually do with the game is all the stuff the Rams are doing to show support of the local community leading up to the game.

After helping out with the televised fundraiser on Wednesday to help raise more than $1m for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, tonight they and the Chiefs will wear these hats to promote local first responders:

The hats will then be auctioned off for local charities.

The national anthem will be sung by the Cal Lutheran Choir who lost a member in the November 7 shooting in Thousand Oaks. The family of Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus along with Ventura County police leadership will light the torch pre-game. And the Rams distributed thousands of tickets to first responders throughout Southern California.

Suffice to say with everything that’s gone on in the last month between the shooting and the first across California, it’s a somber but respectful tone to take heading into this one that should make for an emotional entrypoint.

Good on the Rams for being such stewards of positive community relations.

(UPDATED At 5:36pm ET)

Randomly, had some time so I figured I’d look at who the Rams have had inactive week-to-week this year (includes Week 11):

2018 Los Angeles Rams inactives

POS Player Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total
POS Player Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total
QB Brandon Allen X X 2
OL Brian Allen X X X 3
ILB Mark Barron X X X X 4
RB Malcolm Brown X 1
RB Justin Davis X X X X 4
OL Jamil Demby X X X 3
EDGE Dominique Easley X 1
RB Todd Gurley X X 2
DL Sebasatian Joseph Day X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
S Lamarcus Joyner X 1
RB John Kelly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
WR Cooper Kupp X X 2
EDGE Matt Longacre X X X 3
TE Johnny Mundt X X X X X X 6
RET JoJo Natson X X 2
EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo X X X X X X X 7
DT Tanzel Smart X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
WR Mike Thomas X 1
DB Darious Williams X X X X X X X X X 9
WR Nick Williams X X X X 4
LB Trevon Young X X X X X X X X X X 10
K Greg Zuerlein X X X X 4

As a reminder, last week’s inactives:

  • DL Sebastian Joseph-Day
  • RB John Kelly
  • TE Johnny Mundt
  • EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
  • DL Tanzel Smart
  • DB Darious Williams
  • WR Nick Williams

As for who’s been inactive the most?

  • Joseph-Day, Kelly (11)
  • Smart (9)
  • LB Trevon Young (7)
  • Darious Williams (5)
  • ILB Mark Barron, Mundt, K Greg Zuerlein (4)
  • OL Brian Allen, RB Justin Davis (3)
  • QB Brandon Allen, WR Cooper Kupp, RET JoJo Natson Jr., Okoronkwo, WR Nick Williams (2)
  • EDGE Dominique Easley, EDGE Matt Longacre, WR Mike Thomas (1)