Rams to reportedly play Chiefs in Mexico next season
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams are likely to play in Mexico City next season if reports south of the border are to be believed. As Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports, a couple of reports have already come out that the two teams will indeed play in the country despite the NFL yet to confirm the matchup.
“As part of their relocation agreement, the Rams will play one game internationally next year as a home team,” NFL spokesman Michael Signora said. “However, we have not yet finalized the schedule of 2018 international games for London or Mexico at this time.”
The Rams have played in London in each of the last two years. Their trip this season was a highly successful one as they shut out the Arizona Cardinals in a 33-0 win. Meanwhile, the Chiefs last played an international game in 2015 when they demolished the Detroit Lions, 45-10, in London. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is the head of the NFL’s international committee.
If this matchup does come to fruition, it will be the rare occurrence of two playoff teams from the previous year facing off in London.
The Rams finally made it back to the postseason for the first time since 2004 following a stellar 11-5 record in their first year under Sean McVay. As for the Chiefs, they are back in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years as they won the AFC West with a 10-6 record.