FGs, de­fense lift Rams in LA re­turn

Baltimore Sun - - NFL -

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.

KELVIN KUO/AP

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