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4 Crucial Matchups to Watch in the Rams-Chiefs Game on Sunday

When the season began, the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be two evenly matched teams, which piqued everyone’s interest in their Week 12 meeting.

However, after 10 games, they have trended in diametrically opposed directions.

The Kansas City Chiefs are a Super Bowl contender, but the Rams are on the verge of going 3-8. In this Week 12 matchup.

there are still some extremely intriguing matchups on the field, particularly one involving two of the top interior pass rushers in sports.

Travis Kelce vs. Taylor Rapp

4 CRUCIAL MATCHUPS TO WATCH IN THE RAMS-CHIEFS GAME ON SUNDAY

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This is a clear mismatch in favour of the Kansas City Chiefs. Heavily. Rapp has struggled in coverage, and Kelce is likely the finest tight end in the NFL. If the Kansas City Chiefs can match up these two players one-on-one, the Los Angeles Rams will have a difficult time slowing Kelce down.

He’s a fantastic route runner with such a tremendous connection with Patrick Mahomes that he knows precisely where to go when the play breaks down.

With Tyreek Hill out of the picture, the Los Angeles Rams must concentrate their efforts on stopping Kelce. Last week, he annihilated the Chargers with three touchdowns and 115 yards receiving.

Joe Thuney vs. Aaron Donald

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Donald will square off against Thuney, as well as right guard Trey Smith, in an inside heavyweight match. They have been outstanding in pass protection this season and will be tested throughout the game on Sunday. Donald hasn’t picked up many sacks, but that’s mostly because of how quickly teams get the ball out.

This season, Mahomes has the eighth-longest average throw time in the NFL, so Donald may have some time to get to the quarterback.

Matt Skura vs. Chris Jones

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As terrific as Donald is, Jones has been one of the finest inside defenders in the NFL this season. He’ll be a thorn in the Los Angeles Rams’ side all afternoon, especially given the team’s offensive line issues.

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Whether Jones lines up against Skura, Coleman Shelton, or Oday Aboushi, he’ll have a big advantage and will almost certainly win the majority of those battles. Expect the Los Angeles Rams to double him in some capacity, whether with a tackle or a centre and guard.

L’Jarius Sneed vs. Van Jefferson

Jefferson plays both the slot and the outside, and with Kupp out, he’ll see more time in the slot. According to Pro Football Focus, Sneed is the Chiefs’ primary slot corner and has a coverage rating of 75.5.

The Los Angeles Rams will need to attack the centre of the field, and Jefferson can help with that, even if not as a downfield threat. Last week against the Saints, he ran some nice routes, one of which allowed him to go wide-open over the middle.

When the season began, the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be two evenly matched teams, which piqued everyone’s interest in their Week 12 meeting.

However, after 10 games, they have trended in diametrically opposed directions.

The Kansas City Chiefs are a Super Bowl contender, but the Rams are on the verge of going 3-8. In this Week 12 matchup.

there are still some extremely intriguing matchups on the field, particularly one involving two of the top interior pass rushers in sports.

Travis Kelce vs. Taylor Rapp

4 CRUCIAL MATCHUPS TO WATCH IN THE RAMS-CHIEFS GAME ON SUNDAY

Also read: 3 Players Packers Must Cut in the 2023 NFL Offseason

This is a clear mismatch in favour of the Kansas City Chiefs. Heavily. Rapp has struggled in coverage, and Kelce is likely the finest tight end in the NFL. If the Kansas City Chiefs can match up these two players one-on-one, the Los Angeles Rams will have a difficult time slowing Kelce down.

He’s a fantastic route runner with such a tremendous connection with Patrick Mahomes that he knows precisely where to go when the play breaks down.

With Tyreek Hill out of the picture, the Los Angeles Rams must concentrate their efforts on stopping Kelce. Last week, he annihilated the Chargers with three touchdowns and 115 yards receiving.

Joe Thuney vs. Aaron Donald

Donald will square off against Thuney, as well as right guard Trey Smith, in an inside heavyweight match. They have been outstanding in pass protection this season and will be tested throughout the game on Sunday. Donald hasn’t picked up many sacks, but that’s mostly because of how quickly teams get the ball out.

This season, Mahomes has the eighth-longest average throw time in the NFL, so Donald may have some time to get to the quarterback.

Matt Skura vs. Chris Jones

As terrific as Donald is, Jones has been one of the finest inside defenders in the NFL this season. He’ll be a thorn in the Los Angeles Rams’ side all afternoon, especially given the team’s offensive line issues.

Whether Jones lines up against Skura, Coleman Shelton, or Oday Aboushi, he’ll have a big advantage and will almost certainly win the majority of those battles. Expect the Los Angeles Rams to double him in some capacity, whether with a tackle or a centre and guard.

L’Jarius Sneed vs. Van Jefferson

Jefferson plays both the slot and the outside, and with Kupp out, he’ll see more time in the slot. According to Pro Football Focus, Sneed is the Chiefs’ primary slot corner and has a coverage rating of 75.5.

The Los Angeles Rams will need to attack the centre of the field, and Jefferson can help with that, even if not as a downfield threat. Last week against the Saints, he ran some nice routes, one of which allowed him to go wide-open over the middle.

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When the season began, the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be two evenly matched teams, which piqued everyone’s interest in their Week 12 meeting.

However, after 10 games, they have trended in diametrically opposed directions.

The Kansas City Chiefs are a Super Bowl contender, but the Rams are on the verge of going 3-8. In this Week 12 matchup.

there are still some extremely intriguing matchups on the field, particularly one involving two of the top interior pass rushers in sports.

Travis Kelce vs. Taylor Rapp

4 CRUCIAL MATCHUPS TO WATCH IN THE RAMS-CHIEFS GAME ON SUNDAY

Also read: 3 Players Packers Must Cut in the 2023 NFL Offseason

This is a clear mismatch in favour of the Kansas City Chiefs. Heavily. Rapp has struggled in coverage, and Kelce is likely the finest tight end in the NFL. If the Kansas City Chiefs can match up these two players one-on-one, the Los Angeles Rams will have a difficult time slowing Kelce down.

He’s a fantastic route runner with such a tremendous connection with Patrick Mahomes that he knows precisely where to go when the play breaks down.

With Tyreek Hill out of the picture, the Los Angeles Rams must concentrate their efforts on stopping Kelce. Last week, he annihilated the Chargers with three touchdowns and 115 yards receiving.

Joe Thuney vs. Aaron Donald

Donald will square off against Thuney, as well as right guard Trey Smith, in an inside heavyweight match. They have been outstanding in pass protection this season and will be tested throughout the game on Sunday. Donald hasn’t picked up many sacks, but that’s mostly because of how quickly teams get the ball out.

This season, Mahomes has the eighth-longest average throw time in the NFL, so Donald may have some time to get to the quarterback.

Matt Skura vs. Chris Jones

As terrific as Donald is, Jones has been one of the finest inside defenders in the NFL this season. He’ll be a thorn in the Los Angeles Rams’ side all afternoon, especially given the team’s offensive line issues.

Whether Jones lines up against Skura, Coleman Shelton, or Oday Aboushi, he’ll have a big advantage and will almost certainly win the majority of those battles. Expect the Los Angeles Rams to double him in some capacity, whether with a tackle or a centre and guard.

L’Jarius Sneed vs. Van Jefferson

Jefferson plays both the slot and the outside, and with Kupp out, he’ll see more time in the slot. According to Pro Football Focus, Sneed is the Chiefs’ primary slot corner and has a coverage rating of 75.5.

The Los Angeles Rams will need to attack the centre of the field, and Jefferson can help with that, even if not as a downfield threat. Last week against the Saints, he ran some nice routes, one of which allowed him to go wide-open over the middle.

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