Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs for a 54-51 victory on Monday night in a high-octane NFL offensive showdown that somehow surpassed the hype.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) catches a pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Murray, left, during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) catches a pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Murray, left, during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Patrick Mahomes threw six touchdown passes in his latest jaw-dropping performance for the Chiefs (9-2), but he also threw two interceptions in the final 1:18 as the Rams (10-1) hung on to win the highest-scoring Monday night game ever played and the first NFL game with two 50-point performances.

Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam runs for a touchdown after making an interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam runs for a touchdown after making an interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) is tripped up by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Ron Parker, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) is tripped up by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Ron Parker, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Goff passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, while Marcus Peters and Lamarcus Joyner came up with late interceptions as the Rams held on.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam (50) scores a touchdown after he recovered the ball on a fumble by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (not shown) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam (50) scores a touchdown after he recovered the ball on a fumble by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (not shown) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The highest-scoring game in the league this season was an offensive fantasia featuring 1,001 combined yards and ingenious scheming from mastermind coaches Andy Reid and Sean McVay.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) scores a touchdown ahead of Los Angeles Rams free safety Lamarcus Joyner (20) as Chiefs offensive guard Cameron Erving (75) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) scores a touchdown ahead of Los Angeles Rams free safety Lamarcus Joyner (20) as Chiefs offensive guard Cameron Erving (75) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler (56) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler (56) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods makes a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods makes a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Source: The Associated Press

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