The Los Angeles Rams are 3-0 after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers, 35-23, on Sunday. The matchup between both Los Angeles franchises’ marked the first meeting since their relocations. This game was also the first between two NFL teams based in Los Angeles since November 1994.
The Rams didn’t punt until they led 35-23 with 7:38 to play and racked up over 521 yards of offense. The most by a Rams team since 2006. The defense also didn’t allow the Chargers into the end zone the final 23 minutes of the game. The score could have been worse had the Rams offense not turned the ball over twice in the first half. All-pro running back Todd Gurley fumbled on the opening possession and Jared Goff threw a red zone interception in the second quarter. They also held possession of the football for over 20 minutes, yet only had a 21-13 halftime lead.
The Rams defense stiffened up in the second half allowing only 10 points, three in the fourth quarter. The offense didn’t turn the ball over, either. The Los Angeles Rams (3-0) are now one of only three NFL teams remaining without a loss this season. Their +66 scoring differential is highest in the league with the next closest team being the Baltimore Ravens at +46.
Let’s take a look at the three Los Angeles Rams who were most crucial to the victory on Sunday.
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