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What you might have missed in the Rams’ 9-6 victory over the New York Jets

Here are a few things you might have missed from the Rams’ 9-6 win over the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

FIRST QUARTER

The Rams gave up on the running game after driving to the one-yard line on their first possession. Benny Cunningham fumbled and recovered, but that was enough. L.A. then went to the air on back-to-back passes without getting into the end zone on what would be their best opportunity of the day.

The Rams got Todd Gurley involved early, he just wasn’t very effective in the first half. Gurley carried the ball 10 times for 10 yards, with five of his carries going for zero or negative yards.

The word might be out on emergency quarterback Johnny Hekker. The Jets didn’t budge when the Rams punter ran under center in an effort to get New York to jump offside or call a timeout. The Rams took a delay-of-game penalty, but it didn’t hurt Hekker’s punt, which was downed at the one-yard line.

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Jets rookie Robby Anderson had the biggest catch of the day, a 52-yard reception early in the first quarter. The receiver danced along the sideline while battling E.J. Gaines for control of the ball. Jeff Fisher could have challenged the play, but after winning his first challenge to overturn a Jets first- down ruling on third and nine, the Rams coach let it ride and the Jets eventually scored a touchdown.

SECOND QUARTER

Quincy Enunwa’s block might have been more important than Brandon Marshall’s lateral to Bilal Powell on the Jets’ touchdown. Enunwa got outside position on Trumaine Johnson as Marshall flipped the ball out to Powell for an easy score.

Anderson could have recorded his first career touchdown on a 68-yard catch-and-run, but Bryce Petty overthrew him. The only thing that would have been in front of Anderson was open turf.

THIRD QUARTER

The Rams were forced to settle for a go-ahead field goal after Jets cornerback Buster Skrine got away with pass interference on Tavon Austin. Quarterback Case Keenum took a shot deep down the middle to Austin on third and 20, but the receiver fell as he turned to the ball after a “grab” by Skrine. The back judge grabbed at the flag at his waist, but never pulled it out.

FOURTH QUARTER

Gurley’s longest run of the year, 21 yards, was erased by a holding penalty on left tackle Greg Robinson.

matt.wilhalme@latimes.com

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