Rams defense leads to triumphant return to L.A.

2021年11月1日 by 没有评论

Night net null null null For the first time since Dec. 24, 1994, the Rams played a home game in Los Angeles.After 21 seasons in St. Louis, the Rams returned to L.A. and shocked the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday with a 9-3 victory in their home opener at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. And after looking completely awful in their season opener at San Francisco on Monday, the Rams defense led the way to the upset. Seattle's offense couldn't get much going with quarterback Russell Wilson limited with a gimpy ankle and big-play receiver Tyler Lockett leaving the game with a knee injury.Wilson was sacked twice, but under constant pressure as he was unable to escape the pocket with limited mobility. Wilson was 22 of 35 for 253 yards but was unable to get his team into the end zone. Lockett returned to the game and caught a 53-yard pass that got the Seahawks into Rams territory late, but Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree recovered a Christine Michael fumble at the Rams 29-yard line to secure the victory.MORE: Football returns to L.A. and awakens a long-dormant fan baseThe Rams won, but still have not scored a touchdown in two games as first-round pick Jared Goff remains on the sideline. Rams quarterback Case Keenum was 18 of 30 for 239 yards, but did not turn the ball over after throwing two picks against the 49ers in their Week 1 showdown.The Rams swept the season series against the Seahawks last year and have won four of five versus Seattle. The Rams won three straight over the Seahawks for the first time since the 2003-04 seasons. The Rams called Anaheim Stadium home from 1980-1994 and Sunday's game was the franchise's first home game at the Coliseum since a 29-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 16, 1979. The Rams closed their final season in Anaheim with seven straight losses, including a 24-21 loss to Washington in the season finale.There was plenty of Hollywood pomp and circumstance before Sunday's game with each of the team's living Hall of Famers, including St. Louis Rams Marshall Faulk and Orlando Pace, present for a pregame ceremony.MORE: Best images from a wild Week 2Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was on hand with his family, as was "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson was at the game, hanging out with actress Holly Robinson Peete.When your boy shows up just in time for that money selfie💯!! @MagicJohnson 😘😘 @RamsNight net 🏈💙 It's scorching out here🔥 pic.twitter.com/nyTNbb9aRS— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) September 18, 2016Those in attendance weren't exactly treated to a great game as both offenses struggled to get anything going. But at least for the football-starved Los Angeles fans, they saw a Rams victory in their first game "hom