The Kansas City Chiefs traded Marcus Peters because of NFL national anthem protest controversy and now that decision cost them a crucial game.
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MARCUS PETERS EARNED A GAME WINNING INTERCEPTION AGAINST NEWBIE QB PATRICK MAHOMES AS THE RAMS TAUNTED THE KANSAS CITY FAN FAVORITE!!!
Former Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters got into Mahomes face and appeared to be taunting his former teammate. Peters even appeared to grab Mahomes at one point.
Of course, Twitter outrage broke the story.
Locals don't like mixing their politics with football the culture war implications of this nice guy vs. bad-ass protester drama are pretty hard to escape.
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12:13 AM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 LOS ANGELES -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had more career firsts on Monday night, but these he would just as soon have lived without.
By: Henry McKenna | 32 minutes ago Marcus Peters came up with a dagger. Peters made an important play in the Los Angeles Rams' 54-51 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, which was packed with offensive insanity. The Rams cornerback picked off quarterback Patrick Mahomes with 82 seconds left in the game after Mahomes got hit while he was throwing.
CLOSE LOS ANGELES - Instant classic. That pretty much sums up the much-hyped Monday night matchup that, well, lived up to the hype as the Los Angeles Rams outscored the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in undoubtedly the most wildly entertaining NFL offensive explosion ever staged at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum.
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs have played out an historic NFL shootout. The Rams eventually prevailed 54-51 - the first time two teams have both score more than 50 points in an NFL match. Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1.49 to play.
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The Rams downed the Chiefs in a thriller, improving to 10-1 on the season.
It's hard to believe, but the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams more than lived up to the hype in their showdown on Monday Night Football in Week 11. The instant classic featured a final score of 54-51 in the Rams win, but both teams showed why they will likely be playing well into the postseason on this exciting night of football.
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In a game that that more than exceeded expectations, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in a game where the teams traded touchdowns and big defensive plays for a full sixty minutes. Full game stats from NFL.com The Chiefs won the toss - for the first time in a row - and deferred to the second half.
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