Highest scoring Monday Night Football game
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs made history on Nov. 19 in their Monday Night Football matchup. The Rams won 54-51 in what many have deemed a Super Bowl LIII preview. According to USA Today, the game became the highest scoring Monday Night Football game in its 49 year history and the third-highest scoring game in the NFL. The Rams’ 54 points became the third highest total in Monday Night Football history. This game also became the first time in NFL history that both teams scored at least 50 points each. Four lead changes were recorded in the fourth quarter alone. The two teams finished the game with a combined 1,001 offensive yards. Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the third quarterback since 1950 to have multiple games with at least six touchdown passes in a single season. Both teams finished the game at the top of their conference.
Cleveland Indians say goodbye to Chief Wahoo
The iconic Indians’ logo, Chief Wahoo, will no longer be on the team’s jerseys starting the 2019 season. Chief Wahoo has been a part of the team for over 70 years. The logo has been the source of controversy between the team and Native American communities. While the team uniforms will no longer feature Chief Wahoo, he will still be found on some merchandise that can be purchased through the team. The Indians will also be wearing red jerseys for the first time since 1977. Cleveland will also be wearing patches for the 90 All-Star game that they will be hosting in July.
Joey Logano wins first NASCAR title
On Nov. 18, Joey Logano won his first NASCAR title at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Logano became the first driver since 1972 to win a title after finishing worse than 13 in the standings the previous season. Failing to qualify for the playoffs, Logano finished 17 in 2017. He started his NASCAR career at the age of 18 in 2008 with only three races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Alex Smith suffers eerily similar injury to Joe Theismann
Washington Redskins Quarterback, Alex Smith broke his fibula and tibia in his right foot in the third quarter of the Redskins’ game against the Houston Texans on Nov. 19. Many have compared the injury to that of another Redskins quarterback: Joe Theismann. According to ESPN, Smith’s injury occurred on the same day that Theismann was injured 33 years ago. Theismann, who broke the same bones in the same foot, attended the game and witnessed the injury. This offseason Smith was traded to the Redskins and signed a $94 million contract with $71 million guaranteed. The injury ended Theismann’s career, and Redskins fans can only hope that history fails to repeat itself.