4 key matchups to watch in Rams vs. Chiefs on Sunday

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The Rams and Chiefs looked like they would be two evenly matched teams when the season began, which had everyone excited about their Week 12 meeting. But 10 games into the season, they’ve trended in very opposite directions.

The Chiefs are one of the Super Bowl favorites, while the Rams are on the verge of dropping to 3-8. There are still some very intriguing matchups on the field in this Week 12 tilt, specifically involving two of the best interior pass rushers in football.

Taylor Rapp vs. Travis Kelce

This is very much a mismatch that favors the Chiefs. Heavily. Kelce is arguably the best tight end in the game and Rapp has had some struggles in coverage. If the Chiefs find ways to match up these two players one-on-one, it’s going to be tough for the Rams to slow Kelce down. He’s an excellent route runner and he has such good chemistry with Patrick Mahomes that he knows exactly where to be when the play breaks down.

With Tyreek Hill out of the equation, the Rams have to focus the majority of their attention on stopping Kelce. He destroyed the Chargers last week with three touchdowns and 115 yards receiving.

Aaron Donald vs. Joe Thuney

It’ll be a heavyweight bout on the interior with Donald going up against Thuney, as well as right guard Trey Smith. Thuney has been a stud in pass protection this season…

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