In most years, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving is spent either traveling or talking about plans for the holiday. This is a rare exception, though, because Monday Night Football, the game that was supposed to be played in Mexico City, turned out to be so crazy good that it is undoubtedly the hot-button topic at the water cooler.
Anyone who tuned into the MNF game between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs is likely still in awe. It was the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game of all time, with the Rams edging the Chiefs 54-51, so social media was buzzing. The epic showdown, arguably one of the best you will ever see, also happened to break one of the most important things for NFL fans.
With 105 total points and 1,001 total yards combined, it was the greatest fantasy football game imaginable. Turns out, however, that Yahoo Fantasy Football didn’t account for all of the stats and some team owners who thought they won their week thanks to an amazing end to Week 11 actually lost.
By looking at the time the tweet was sent, and knowing Yahoo! Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Sunnyvale, California, employees were working around the clock at 4:30 a.m. to fix any sort of glitch that caused missing statistics.
It was a quarterback duel for the ages. Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw for 413 yards with five total touchdowns (one rush), while Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 478 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Some other notable performers include: Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (215 receiving yards, two touchdowns), tight end Travis Kelce (127 receiving yards, one touchdown), running back Kareem Hunt (111 total yards, one touchdowns), Rams wide receivers Brandin Cooks (107 yards), Josh Reynolds (80 yards, one touchdown), and Robert Woods (72 yards, one touchdown), and tight end Gerald Everett (49 yards, two touchdowns).
So, you can see why this was a big deal:
Of course, all of this will eventually be fixed, and no one will complain when the final stats get added.
This will just be that one game everyone will remember as the the greatest Monday Night Football ever and the one that broke Yahoo! Fantasy Football.