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Rams Beat Chiefs in Highest Scoring MNF and Most Difficult MNTS Game of All Time

The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs played the highest scoring Monday Night Football game ever, and the Rams' 54-51 win was tied for the most statistically difficult game to predict in the 12 year history of the Monday Night Ticket Score (MNTS).

Congratulations to whodatfan, whose Week 11 victory is his second career weekly MNTS win, tying him for the 9th all-time best win rate among fans who've played at least 58 weeks. He picked the wrong winner, but at 48-38 (KC), his was the only prediction within three points of either team's final score and earns him the $5 Mega credit. His 10.7 points are easily the lowest winning point total in the modern era of the pool's scoring system. Whodatfan is the second consecutive weekly MNTS winner who is also a former Mega Pool champion (2015).

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Because of the low point totals, there was very little movement on the leader board. Among the top 10 fans, only previously 9th place PinstripesNY moved up, swapping spots with 8th place nina.

A total of 34 fans won $64 in ticket credits valid toward any tickets in our marketplace.

How it Compares to Other Games
In addition to being one of the most entertaining NFL games you will have ever seen, it will likely stand for a long time as one of the most improbable and extreme NFL scoring outcomes. For starters, this was a new Scorigami, which is an NFL score that's never happened before. 

The 105 combined points are the third most in NFL history, and the Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to score at least 50 points and lose. Since 2006, only 12 teams have scored exactly 51 points and just three scored 54.

With median and average score prediction differentials of 21 and 21.4, this was tied for the hardest game to predict in the 12 year history of the MNTS. Interestingly, it tied with an outlier game on the opposite end of the scoring spectrum, when Pittsburgh beat Miami 3-0 in week 12 of 2007 on a muddy field on a rainy night in South Florida. That game's median differential was 20.5 and its average was 21.6.

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It has now been nine consecutive weeks without an exact prediction of both team scores. The longest drought in pool history is 10 weeks, so maybe you can make history and snap that streak by making your Week 12 prediction of Tennessee at Houston now! It's also the final week of Q3, so one fan is guaranteed to win up to $25 in Mega credits.