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Rams Rally For Consecutive Preseason Home Win

Los Angeles Beats Kansas City 21-10 at Coliseum


August 11, 2016

Jevone Moore

Guard Jamon Brown (68) and center Tim Barnes (61) block for running back Todd Gurley (30)

The Los Angeles Rams won their second consecutive comeback game as they defeated the Kansas City Cheifs 21-20 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and improved their 2016 preseason record to 2-0.

The Rams gave up an early 7-0 lead but scored two touchdowns to take a short-lived lead. Running back Todd Gurley, playing in his first preseason game for the Rams, had four carries for 20 yards and scored the Rams' first touchdown up the middle for three yards.

Starting L.A. quarterback Case Keenum threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Pharoh Cooper for a 14-7 lead at the start of the second quarter.

The Chiefs responded with a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith to Jeremy Machlin and a 32-yard field goal by Cairo Santos to take a 20-14 halftime lead.

Jevone Moore

Quarterback Jared Goff (16) sets to throw

Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher following the game: "I thought Case (Keenum) did a nice job early on managing the game. The scoring drive was outstanding. You can see Todd's (Gurley) value. I'm glad we got Todd in for the series. We kept Case in and then came back with Jared (Goff) with the starters."

The Rams scored the game-winning touchdown and only score of the second half when rookie quarterback Jared Goff threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to running back Marcus Brown at 10:35 of the fourth quarter.

The home crowd was a factor according to Fisher: "I can't say enough about the environment, the atmosphere and the fans. So many of them stayed and it's unusual that they would stay through the game like they did, and then when we needed them they came around and they were loud."

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