Kansas City Chiefs: Five games to expect on primetime in 2018

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At Los Angeles Rams (Mexico City)

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams are set to square off in Mexico City as part of the NFL International Series for 2018. This will be the third time during the series a game will be played south of the border. This will also be Kansas City’s second time participating in the series, with the first coming in 2015 when the Chiefs and Detroit Lions met in London.

As for the matchup itself, Kansas City’s offense against Los Angeles’ defense would be enticing to watch.

The Chiefs are coming off a historic 2017 season offensively. Running back, Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill all amassed more than 1,000 yards. Quarterback Alex Smith, who was traded earlier this offseason, threw for more 4,000 yards. The Chiefs were the second team in NFL history to have a quarterback throw for 4,000 yards and have three players surpass the 1,000-yard mark within the same season.

Although Mahomes will replace Smith, expectations are still high going into 2018. Especially with the addition of former Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Meanwhile, the Rams bolstered their defense this offseason, adding nose tackle Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

In addition to the Chiefs stacked offense taking on the Rams stacked defense, Watkins and Peters will face their former teams for the first time, making it more appealing to have on primetime.

According to ESPN Mexico, this game is expected to be played on Monday Night Football in late November. The NFL has not announced any games yet, but we will know for sure this month.