The Rams maintained control through most of the first quarter. They quickly put together a 3 minute drive, featuring a 44 yard pass to Brandin Cooks. Greg Zuerlein missed the extra point, making the score 6-0. After a punt by the Chiefs, the Rams put together another touchdown drive, including 3 consecutive passes of 10+ yards by quarterback Jared Goff. However, the Chiefs responded, getting a touchdown in just 4 plays, 3 of which were 20+ yard passes from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, including a 25 yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. The Rams put together a long drive of their own, making it inside the 5 yard line, but failed to get into the endzone. A Greg Zuerlein field goal put the Rams up 16-7.
The Chiefs first drive of the quarter got them a short field goal, after failing to get into the endzone from the 1 yard line. On the following drive, Goff was sacked by Allen Bailey, who also forced a fumble and recovered it himself. The Chiefs then took a 17-16 lead on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Kareem Hunt to put the Chiefs up for the first time in the game. After a punt by the Rams, Mahomes was sacked by Aaron Donald, forcing a fumble. The ball was picked up by Samson Ebukam and returned 11 yards for a Rams touchdown. The Chiefs put together a quick drive and scored a touchdown with 13 seconds left in the half. Kicker Harrison Butker missed the extra point, leaving the game tied 23-23. Jared Goff knelt and sent it into halftime.
4 plays into the third quarter, Donald sacked Mahomes, forcing a second fumble. The ball was recovered by John Franklin-Myers at the 46 yard line. The Rams took advantage and drove the ball down the field. The drive ended with Goff scrambling for a 7 yard touchdown on 3rd down, giving the Rams a 30-23 lead. The Chiefs responded with a touchdown of their own, tying the game at 30. On the Chiefs next possession, Mahomes threw a pass that was too short, and it was intercepted by Ebukam, and returned 25-yards for a touchdown, swelling the lead to 10 points.
The Chiefs, down by 10, responded quickly with a 73-yard touchdown pass to Hill. Hill was also flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for gesturing at Lamarcus Joyner just before entering the endzone. On the next drive, Goff had the ball knocked out of his hands by Justin Houston. It landed in the hands of Bailey (his second fumble recovery of the game) and returned two yards for a touchdown. This gave the Chiefs their largest lead of the game, now ahead 44-40. Goff redeemed himself on the next drive, hitting passes of 27 and 36 yards to Josh Reynolds and Robert Woods, respectively. The drive concluded with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett, putting the Rams back on top, 47-44. After punts by both teams, the Chiefs scored a touchdown, with Mahomes passing it 10-yards to Chris Conley, leaving 2:48 left in the game. This was Mahomes' 6th touchdown pass of the game. The Rams answered, scoring a touchdown in just 58 seconds. This put the Rams up 54-51 with 1:49 left. In the Chiefs next drive, Mahomes threw an interception to a wide open Marcus Peters. However, the Chiefs managed to get the ball back with 50 seconds remaining, using their first two timeouts. With the game on the line, Mahomes launched the ball deep, but it ends up being Mahomes' 3rd interception and 5th turnover of the game. The Rams ended it with one kneel by Goff.
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