Published Nov 20, 2018 at 8:21 AM | Updated at 8:30 AM PST on Nov 20, 2018
Even before kickoff to the third-highest scoring game in NFL history and one of this season's most anticipated match-ups, there was something special about Monday night at LA Memorial Coliseum.
There were emotional pre-game tributes to firefighters and law enforcement officers who responded to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Karen and Jordan Helus, the wife and son of Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed in the Borderline shooting, lit the Coliseum torch before the kickoff. A memorial banner with the names of the 12 Borderline shooting victims was positioned in the stadium peristyle.
And, in honor of Justin Meek, one of the shooting victims, members of the California Lutheran University Choir sang the national anthem, joined on field by 200 first responders. Meek, a Cal Lutheran alumnus, was a member of the choir.
Below, photos from a night to remember in Los Angeles.