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Rams defeat the Seahawks, 9-3

The Rams will play host to an NFL game in Los Angeles for the first time since 1994 when they take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at the Coliseum. Kickoff is 1 p.m., with the game broadcast on FOX. Check here for live updates throughout the afternoon.

Scoring Summary:

FIRST QUARTER

  • Rams K Greg Zuerlein makes 39-yard field goal (Rams 3, Seahawks 0)

SECOND QUARTER

  • Seahawks K Steven Hauschka makes a 23-yard field goal (Rams 3, Seahawks 3)
  • Rams K Greg Zuerlein makes a 28-yard field goal (Rams 6, Seahawks 3)

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Rams K Greg Zuerlein makes a 47-yard field goal (Rams 9, Seahawks 3)

Rams beat Seahawks, 9-3, in home opener

The Rams forced a fumble, recovered it and secured a 9-3 victory over the Seahawks in their return to Los Angeles. 

Case Keenum finished the game in the victory formation. 

Prior to the turnover, Russell Wilson started the drive with a spectacular 53-yard strike to Tyler Lockett, to put the Seahawks on the Rams' 35-yard line.

But the defensive line stepped up again. 

Pressure on first down forced Wilson to shuffle out a pass that fell incomplete, crowd noise backed them up on the next play with Jimmy Graham false starting and then Doug Baldwin caught a five-yard pass. 

Wilson completed a five-yard pass to Christine Michael on third down, Mark Barron forced the fumble and Alec Ogletree recovered. 

 

 

 

 

Slideshow: Rams vs. Seahawks at the Coliseum

Fans celebrate during the Rams' first home opener in L.A. since 1994 on Sunday at the Coliseum. Click the image for more photos. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Fans celebrate during the Rams' first home opener in L.A. since 1994 on Sunday at the Coliseum. Click the image for more photos. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

Reflecting on return of the Rams

Rams punt, but maintain a six-point lead at two-minute warning

If the Rams are anything on offense, it's consistent. 

Johnny Hekker punted for a sixth time.

Case Keenum was sacked on a third down, but the drive was prolonged with the Seahawks called for a facemask penalty. 

There is less than 2 minutes remaining in the game and the Seahawks have the ball on their 12-yard line.

Rams defense makes another stand

It's been a huge day for the Rams' defense in their home opener as they've shut down the Seahawks offense.

John Ryan punted for a fifth time. 

The Seahawks completed a 16-yard pass and 13-yard pass on the drive, and Christine Michael rushed for 13 yards, but the Rams defense forced Russell Wilson into throwing three incomplete passes to end the series.

 

Rams punt for a fifth time, remain ahead of Seahawks, 9-3

Like several Rams drives before, another series started off promising before faltering far short of field goal territory.

Case Keenum attempted a deep pass to Lance Kendricks, but it was ruled incomplete. The Rams challenged the call, but the call stood. 

Next play, Kam Chancellor was called for pass interference trying to cover Lance Kendricks, which moved the Rams up 24 yards.

Todd Gurley rushed for 11 yards and then the drive stalled.

Keenum was sacked by Michael Bennett on first down, then Frank Clark sacked him on third down.

Johnny Hekker punted for a fifth time.

 

 

Rams inching closer to a home opening victory

The Coliseum is getting loud in the fourth quarter as fans get a sense that the Rams could win their home opener.

The Rams defense has looked solid as the Seahawks punted for a sixth time. 

Jermaine Kearse caught a two-yard pass before Russell Wilson threw an incomplete pass, then attempted to run for a first down on the next play. He was tackled by Alec Ogletree.

 

Rams lead Seahawks, 9-3, in the fourth quarter

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 47-yard field goal and the Rams lead the Seahawks, 9-3, in the fourth quarter.

The scoring drive covered 58 yards in nine plays and took 4:28.

It was perhaps the best looking drive of the season for Case Keenum, who completed a 27-yard pass to Tavon Austin, an eight-yard pass to Brian Quick and an 18-yard pass to Kenny Britt.

The drive stalled when Austin was tackled for a two-yard loss, Keenum rushed for seven yards and his third-down pass intended for Benny Cunninham fell incomplete.  

The Rams have yet to score a touchdown through seven quarters this season, but the defense is playing well. 

Rams defense does its job. Where is the offense?

The Rams defense held again.

Christine Michael rushed for 26 yards in consecutive carries before the Seahawks' drive stalled.

Alex Collins, the Seahawks third-team running back, was inserted but gained no yards in two carries.

Russell Wilson's third-and-10 pass fell incomplete.

If the Rams' offense could score, they'd be in decent shape. The defense is doing its job.

Punter Johnny Hekker remains busy for Rams

Frank Clark sacked Case Keenum on third down, and the Rams punted for a fourth time.

Todd Gurley rushed for 17 yards in four carries in the series, and Kenny Britt caught a deep pass from Keenum, drew a penalty and gained a total of 36 yards.

The drive stalled after Gurley carried the ball for one yard, Benny Cunningham rushed for two yards and Keenum was sacked.

Rams defense opens second half strong

The Rams defensive line is playing as they were advertised coming to Los Angeles -- they look like the team's best unit. 

William Hayes sacked Russell Wilson for an eight-yard loss. 

Wilson has been sacked twice. 

The Seahawks punted for a fourth time after Wilson attempted to scramble on third and long and was forced to slide short of the first-down marker. 

A couple of injury updates: Thomas Rawls and Tyler Lockett are questionable to return. 

Halftime statistics

Rams quarterback Case Keenum has completed 10 of 18 passes for 114 yards.

Todd Gurley has rushed for 15 yards in six carries and caught one pass for 19 yards.

Lance Kendricks has caught three passes for 56 yards, Tavon Austin three passes for 21 yards and Kenny Britt two passes for 11 yards.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is 14-of-21 for 140 yards. 

Tyler Lockett has caught three passes for 46 yards, Jimmy Graham two passes for 26 yards and Paul Richardson has caught two for 22 yards.

Christine Michael has rushed for 17 yards in four carries.

The Rams have rushed for 23 total yards, the Seahawks 14. 

Fair to say, it's a defensive battle in the Coliseum. 

Rams lead Seahawks, 6-3, at halftime

The Rams lead the Seahawks, 6-3, at halfitme. 

Robert Quinn sacked Russell Wilson and forced a fumble; Trumaine Johnson recovered as the clock wound down.

The Seahawks were attempting to gain field position to kick a field goal.

 

The Rams lead the Seahawks, 6-3, in the second quarter

It looked like the Rams' most promising drive of the season, but still, no touchdown.

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 28-yard field goal and the Rams took a 6-3 lead over the Seahawks.

The scoring drive covered 70 yards in nine plays and took 3:15.

Todd Gurley finally came alive. Gurley caught a short pass and turned it into a 19-yard gain before he rushed for 13 yards in consecutive carries.

Gurley's involvement opened up tight end Lance Kendricks, who caught a 44-yard strike from Keenum.

The Rams drive stalled near the goal line. Gurley was tackled for a four-yard loss, Tavon Austin caught a low pass with nowhere to go and Keenum's third-down attempt fell at his receiver's feet. 

 

 

 

 

Rams and Seahawks remain tied, 3-3, in second quarter

Rams safety T.J. McDonald swatted Russell Wilson's third-down pass attempt, and the Seahawks punted.

Penalties have continued to hurt the Rams. They were on the verge of forcing a three-and-out before Troy Hill was called for pass interference, which allowed the drive to continue for another seven plays. 

Wilson is 10 of 15 for 97 yards. The Seahawks are two for six on third down. 

 

Rams' offense stalls, again, and they punt

The Rams went three and out, again, and Johnny Hekker punted for a third consecutive series.

The Rams can't seem to get Todd Gurley, the centerpiece of their offense, moving. 

Gurley rushed for three yards before Case Keenum threw an incomplete pass to Tavon Austin. 

Then on third and seven, Austin caught a short pass but was leveled by Bobby Wagner short of a first down. 

 

Seahawks punt for a second time

Troy Hill broke up a deep pass from Russell Wilson on third down, and the Seahawks punted for a second time.

The Seahawks drive looked promising until Tyler Lockett was called for offensive pass interference on a deep catch, which moved the Seahawks into a first and 20 situation at their 20-yard line.

Rams offense is reverting to its Week 1 self

The Rams offense has looked out of sorts since the opening drive.

Case Keenum's first-down pass attempt was incomplete, and it was difficult to tell exactly for whom the pass was intended. 

Todd Gurley rushed for four yards.

Kenny Britt had a third-down pass hit him in the hands before it fell to the ground.

The Rams punted for a second time, and the defense returns to the field just minutes after holding the Seahawks to a field goal on a long drive that took more than seven minutes.

Rams and Seahawks tied, 3-3, in the second quarter

The Rams were on their way to forcing a second consecutive three and out before they were plagued by penalties. They still managed to hold the Seahawks to a 23-yard field goal.

The score is tied, 3-3, in the second quarter. The scoring drive covered 76 yards in 14 plays and took 7:08.

Alec Ogleetree was flagged twice on the drive, once for lining up offsides and a second time for a personal foul with a late hit on Russell Wilson. 

In the series, Wilson converted a third-and-five pass to Doug Baldwin, completed a 35-yard pass to Tyler Lockett and an 11-yard pass to Thomas Rawls. 

Lamarcus Joyner broke up Wilson's third-and-goal pass intended for Jermaine Kearse in the end zone. 

Each team has four penalties for 35 yards.

 

Rams punt on second drive

The Rams offense looked out of sync on its second drive, and Johnny Hekker punted.

Tavon Austin rushed for eight yards before the drive stalled.

Greg Robinson was called for holding and then Case Keenum threw two incomplete passes, one a blatant overthrow to Austin. 

Keenum is six of nine for 47 yards. 

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