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LA Rams to practice at Air Force Academy ahead of Mexico City matchup with the Chiefs

Posted: 12:56 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 14:56:11-05
Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley

COLORADO SPRINGS – Last year, the New England Patriots spent several days in Colorado Springs to prepare for their matchup against the Raiders in Mexico City.

This year, it’s the Los Angeles Rams who will practice in the Springs for their Monday Night showdown against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Rams will arrive in Colorado Springs on Tuesday and practice at the Academy through Saturday. Unfortunately, the practices won’t be open to the public.

A spokesperson for Air Force Athletics said details about possible activities with the Rams and the Falcons football team are being discussed, but nothing is finalized at this time.

Like the Pats,  the altitude at the Air Force is the main factor why the Rams will practice on the road.

Mexico City’s altitude is 7,382 feet, and the Air Force Academy’s altitude is a comparable 7,258 feet.

The upcoming matchup is being billed as the NFL’s regular season game of the year. The 9-1 Chiefs now lead the AFC by two games, and the 9-1 Rams lead the Saints by a half-game for the top spot in the NFC.