Rams Come Back Strong
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
After a lopsided loss to the Baltimore Ravens the L.A. Rams came back with a vengeance against the Arizona Cardinals by routing them 34-7 on the road.
Rams QB Jarred Goff got things going early completing 23 of 31 for 323 yards and a TD in the first half. He finished the day going 32 of 43 for 426 yards, not quite a season high. He threw form 517 yards versus the Bucs (Sept. 29th).
“It was a great game for Jared,” said Rams Head Coach Sean McVay.
“But this was the game we expect from him, those are the things we know he’s capable of.”
It wasn’t just Goff. Todd Gurley chipped in with 95 rushing yards on 18 carries as the Rams rolled up 519 yards of offense.
The former Rookie of the Year has rushed for 1000 yards in three of his first four years and has rushed for 642 this season.
Robert Woods led all receivers with 13 catches for 172 yards with 100 coming in the first half. TE Tyler Higbee had 107 yards filling in for injured Gerald Everett had 107yards and a touchdown.
The Rams improved to 7-5 and barely in the play-off picture. They are behind San Francisco and the Seattle Seahawks both (10-2). They also trail the Vikings (8-4) for a wildcard spot.
On the Defensive side Cory Littleton had 8 tackles 6 solo and Troy Redder chipped in with 6, 5 solo. The defense held the Cardinals to 198 yards of offense.
Rookie Taylor Rapp returned an interception for a score his first of the season.
The Rams will host the Seahawks Sunday at the Coliseum (5:20) in the NBC Game of the Week.