Sun, 19 May 2019

The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs saw their respective requests to play in Denver on Sunday denied by the NFL, according to a published report.

ESPN reported that the league elected against handing either team an advantage by giving them an additional week to play in altitude prior to their game in Mexico City on Nov. 19.

Azteca Stadium in Mexico City resides at an elevation of approximately 7,300 feet. The Broncos' stadium is roughly at 5,280 feet.

It should be noted that the New England Patriots spent a week in Colorado Springs, Colo., last season before breezing to a 33-8 win over the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City.

The Rams dealt with a difficult two-day stretch involving an overnight mass shooting that killed 13 people in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a mere four miles north of the team's Cal Lutheran University practice facility.

The following day, the Rams evacuated at least 100 of their employees with a raging wildfire spreading through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

"It's been a 36 hours unlike any other," one Rams official said this weekend, per ESPN.

Los Angeles plans to spend the upcoming week training at altitude in Colorado Springs before traveling to Mexico City for their Monday night game against the Chiefs.

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