FGs, defense lift Rams in LA return
Greg Zuerlein kicked three field goals — the longest a 47-yarder in the fourth quarter — and the Rams beat the Seahawks 9-3 on Sunday in the return of pro football to the nation’s second-largest market for the first time in nearly 22 years.
The attendance was 91,046 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Rams (1-1) are still without a touchdown after losing 28-0 to the 49ers in their season opener.
Alec Ogletree recovered a fumble at the Rams 29-yard line with 57 seconds left in the game, ending the Seahawks’ last scoring bid. Patriots 31, Dolphins 24: Jimmy Garoppolo threw three first-half TDs before leaving in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury. Replacement Jacoby Brissett was 6 of 9 for 92 yards and LaGarrette Blount ran for 123 yards and a TD to give the Pats an eighth straight home win in the series. Steelers 24, Bengals 16: Ben Roethlisberger offset a pair of INTs with three TDpasses and DeAngelo Williams had 94 yards on a careerhigh 32 carries and had a TD catch. Broncos 34, Colts 20: Von Miller had a sack-strip of Colts QBAndrew Luck and LB Shane Ray recovered the fumble and returned in 15 yards for a TD with less than 2 minutes left. Luck was sacked five times. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald fires up the crowd during the team’s win over the Seahawks Falcons 35, Raiders 28: Matt Ryan threw three TDpasses, including an 8-yard toss to break a tie midway through the fourth quarter. Cardinals 40, Buccaneers 7: Carson Palmer threw for 308 yards and three TDs and the Cardinals defense had four INTs in the blowout. Ravens 25, Browns 20: Joe Flacco threw two TD passes to Mike Wallace and the Ravens rallied from a 20-point first-quarter deficit. Texans 19, Chiefs 12: DeAndre Hopkins had 113 receiving yards and a TD and Nick Novak kicked four FGs in the win. Chargers 38, Jaguars 14: Philip Rivers tied his career-high with four TD passes and second-year RBMelvin Gordon ran for one score and had his first 100-yard game. Cowboys 27, Redskins 23: Alfred Morris scored the go-ahead TDona 4-yard run with under five minutes left to help beat his former team. Rookie QB Dak Prescott finished 22 of 30 for 292 yards and ran for a 6-yard score in the victory. Giants 16, Saints 13: Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz on a 34-yard pass on third down to set up Josh Brown’s winning 23-yard FG as time expired. The Giants are off to their first 2-0 start since 2009, while the Saints lost their second straight. Panthers 46, 49ers 27: Cam Newton threw for 353 yards and four TDs and the Panthers overcame four turnovers. TE Greg Olsen had five catches for 122 yards, including a 78-yard score that gave the Panthers the lead for good in the second quarter. Titans 16, Lions 15 : Marcus Mariota lofted a 9-yard pass TD pass to Andre Johnson on fourth down with 1:13 left. The Titans ended a five-game losing streak. Packers at Vikings: The NFC North rivals faced off in the first regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The new stadium will host the Super Bowl at the end of the 2017 season.