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Rams score twice on special teams, beat Jaguars 27-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have won games with offensive prowess, defensive stops and Greg Zuerlein's leg.

Now, they can add special teams to the list.

Pharoh Cooper returned the opening kickoff 103 yards, one of two special teams touchdowns that helped the Rams beat the up-and-down Jacksonville Jaguars 27-17 on Sunday.

The Rams (4-2) also blocked a punt for a score - Malcolm Brown returned the loose ball 8 yards in a pile of teammates - and improved to 3-0 on the road for the first time since 2001.

''When I hit that sideline, I just took off and prayed that I didn't get caught,'' Cooper said. ''We had a great day in special teams. ... Special teams play is something we all take pride in and you can tell it really shows.''

The units were Jacksonville's downfall. The Jaguars (3-3) gave up 17 points on three special teams gaffes - the long return, the block and a 16-yard punt that set up a field goal. Making it an even longer day for the home team, Jason Myers missed two 54-yards field goals that could have made a difference.

''It's very disappointing,'' Jaguars special teams captain Arrelious Been said. ''We can't sit back and wait for offense and defense to do it. We've got to go out there and do it.''

Jacksonville's defense did its part, holding the high-scoring Rams to 249 yards and 12 first downs. But the unit got little help outside of rookie Leonard Fournette's big run to open the game.

The Jaguars botched a decent chance to tie the game early in the fourth quarter when Blake Bortles fumbled on one play and then threw an interception on the next. It cost Jacksonville a shot at ending its inconsistent ways to start the season.

Los Angeles essentially sealed the victory on Greg Zuerlein's 29-yard field goal with 2:32 remaining.

It should make for an enjoyable few more days in Jacksonville. The Rams will remain in the city for four days before continuing an 11-day road trip in London.

''I think our guys just embrace that mentality where you come into a stadium and they have this breakdown of, `We're all we got. We're all we need,''' Rams coach Sean McVay said. ''These players are mentality tough. That's becoming the identity that you hear us talk about all the time.''

The Jaguars, coming off an impressive victory at Pittsburgh, still haven't won consecutive games in more than a year and lost for the ninth time in 10 games at EverBank Field.

''Why we're so volatile in our play? I don't know,'' linebacker Paul Posluszny said. ''They just made more impact plays than we did that forced the outcome of the game.''

Fournette set the tone again by scoring on the first play from scrimmage. After Cooper's kickoff return, Fournette took a handoff and went 75 yards for his sixth rushing touchdown and seventh score of the season.

Fournette finished with 130 yards on 21 carries, but only 55 yards after his first run. He also injured his right ankle late in the game and did not return, but expects to be fine.

Todd Gurley ran 23 times for 116 yards for the Rams. Robert Woods caught five passes for 70 yards. And Jared Goff was 11 of 21 for 124 yards, including a 4-yard TD pass to Gerald Everett.

The difference, though, was special teams.

''A good team - the team we want to be, the team we can be, the team we will be - finds a way to win that game no matter what happens,'' Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell said.

QUICK SCORES

The back-to-back scores to open the game made history. The consecutive touchdowns marked the first time in the Super Bowl era that any game had two touchdowns of at least 75 yards in the first 30 seconds of play.

STRANGE SEQUENCE

The Jaguars got two tries at a field goal in the third quarter during a strange sequence of penalties that ended up costing the Rams three points. Myers hooked a 41-yarder left, but Los Angeles was flagged for illegal formation. Jacksonville was penalized on the next play for a false start, moving the ball back to the original spot. Myers then drilled his second try from 41 yards.

INJURIES

Rams tight end Derek Carrier left in the third quarter and was evaluated for a concussion. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson left late in the third to be evaluated for a concussion, but returned a few plays later. Fellow cornerback Kayvon Webster briefly left the field a few plays later.

UP NEXT

Rams: Will stay in Jacksonville for four days before flying to London and playing a ''home game'' against NFC West rival Arizona.

Jaguars: Play at AFC South rival Indianapolis next week.

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Key Players
T. Gurley 30 RB
116 RuYds, 4 ReYds, REC
11
FPTS
L. Fournette 27 RB
130 RuYds, RuTD, 8 ReYds, 2 RECs
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:32
G.Zuerlein 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
12
plays
57
yds
5:08
pos
27
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:16
J.Myers 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-B.Nortman.
9
plays
29
yds
5:00
pos
24
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:25
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
24
14
Touchdown 2:25
B.Nortman punt is BLOCKED by C.Littleton, Center-M.Overton, RECOVERED by LAR-M.Brown at JAC 8. M.Brown for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
23
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:22
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
17
14
Touchdown 0:22
J.Goff pass short middle to G.Everett for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner was not down by contact ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field was confirmed.
7
plays
66
yds
3:16
pos
16
14
Point After TD 6:51
J.Myers extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-B.Nortman.
plays
yds
pos
10
14
Touchdown 6:51
B.Bortles pass short right to C.Ivory for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
75
yds
2:03
pos
10
13
Field Goal 8:54
G.Zuerlein 56 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
4
plays
8
yds
1:29
pos
10
7
Point After TD 14:35
J.Myers extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-B.Nortman.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 14:35
L.Fournette up the middle for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
0:11
pos
7
6
Point After TD 14:46
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 14:46
J.Myers kicks 68 yards from JAC 35 to LAR -3. P.Cooper for 103 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:01 31:59
1st Downs 12 19
Rushing 5 5
Passing 7 12
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 4-13 4-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 249 389
Total Plays 56 66
Avg Gain 4.4 5.9
Net Yards Rushing 142 169
Rush Attempts 32 26
Avg Rush Yards 4.4 6.5
Net Yards Passing 107 220
Comp. - Att. 11-21 23-35
Yards Per Pass 5.1 6.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-17 5-21
Penalties - Yards 7-70 5-40
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 2-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 7-46.0 8-34.3
Return Yards 172 0
Punts - Returns 3-17 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-124 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-31 0-0
Kicking 5/5 3/5
Extra Points 3/3 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 1/3
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 0-1 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Rams 4-2 1770327
Jaguars 3-3 1403017
107 PASS YDS 220
142 RUSH YDS 169
249 TOTAL YDS 389
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Goff 16 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.4% 124 1 0 86.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 1484 8 3 93.2
J. Goff 11/21 124 1 0 10
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Gurley 30 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 116 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
123 521 4
T. Gurley 23 116 0 14 11
M. Brown 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 33 1
M. Brown 3 17 0 8 1
J. Goff 16 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 32 0
J. Goff 4 9 0 6 10
T. Austin 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 108 1
T. Austin 2 0 0 6 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Woods 17 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 322 0
R. Woods 7 5 70 0 22 5
C. Kupp 18 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 265 2
C. Kupp 3 2 35 0 22 3
S. Watkins 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 222 2
S. Watkins 4 1 11 0 11 1
T. Gurley 30 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 245 3
T. Gurley 1 1 4 0 4 11
G. Everett 81 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 4 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 154 1
G. Everett 3 1 4 1 4 6
T. Higbee 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 166 0
T. Higbee 3 1 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Barwin 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 3.0
C. Barwin 7-0 1.0 0 0
T. Johnson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-1 1 0.0
T. Johnson 6-0 0.0 0 0
M. Barron 26 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-6 1 1.0
M. Barron 6-2 1.0 0 0
K. Webster 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 0.0
K. Webster 6-0 0.0 0 0
M. Brockers 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-5 0 2.0
M. Brockers 4-0 1.0 0 0
A. Ogletree 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-9 0 2.0
A. Ogletree 4-0 0.0 0 0
R. Quinn 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 2.0
R. Quinn 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Donald 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 2.0
A. Donald 2-0 1.0 0 1
S. Ebukam 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
S. Ebukam 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Littleton 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
C. Littleton 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Fox 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 2.0
M. Fox 2-0 1.0 0 1
J. Johnson 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 1 0.0
J. Johnson 2-1 0.0 0 0
E. Westbrooks 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
E. Westbrooks 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
T. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Robey-Coleman 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 2 0.0
N. Robey-Coleman 1-0 0.0 1 0
M. Longacre 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 3.0
M. Longacre 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Smart 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
T. Smart 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Davis 38 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 1 0.0
C. Davis 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Zuerlein 4 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
17/18 18/18
G. Zuerlein 2/2 56 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hekker 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 46.0 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
23 46.9 12
J. Hekker 7 46.0 4 67
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Cooper 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 62.0 103 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 31.7 103 1
P. Cooper 2 62.0 103 1
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Cooper 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 5.7 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 5.7 12 0
P. Cooper 3 5.7 12 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Bortles 5 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.7% 241 1 1 83.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 1068 8 5 79.2
B. Bortles 23/35 241 1 1 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fournette 27 RB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 130 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
130 596 6
L. Fournette 21 130 1 75 19
B. Bortles 5 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 126 0
B. Bortles 2 19 0 17 14
M. Lee 11 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 17 0
M. Lee 1 17 0 17 9
C. Ivory 33 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 162 0
C. Ivory 2 3 0 2 13
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Lee 11 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 5 83 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 291 0
M. Lee 10 5 83 0 21 9
C. Ivory 33 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 9 74 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 143 1
C. Ivory 10 9 74 1 22 13
A. Hurns 88 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 244 2
A. Hurns 3 3 37 0 18 3
B. Koyack 83 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 21 0
B. Koyack 1 1 21 0 21 2
J. O'Shaughnessy 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 41 0
J. O'Shaughnessy 3 2 11 0 9 1
L. Fournette 27 RB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 136 1
L. Fournette 2 2 8 0 6 19
K. Cole 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 47 0
K. Cole 2 1 7 0 7 0
M. Lewis 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 76 3
M. Lewis 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bohanon 40 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 23 1
T. Bohanon 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Smith 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-9 2 1.0
T. Smith 8-0 1.0 0 1
M. Jack 44 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-13 0 1.0
M. Jack 5-1 0.0 0 0
C. Campbell 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-10 0 8.0
C. Campbell 4-1 2.0 0 0
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-1 2 0.0
A. Bouye 4-0 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 1.0
A. Jones 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Jackson 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 1.0
M. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Church 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-7 1 1.0
B. Church 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Colvin 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-2 0 0.0
A. Colvin 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Gipson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-5 3 0.0
T. Gipson 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Benn 17 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Benn 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Smoot 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
D. Smoot 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Thompson 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
P. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Brown 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Brown 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ramsey 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 2 0.0
J. Ramsey 1-2 0.0 0 0
M. Lee 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Lee 1-0 0.0 0 0
Y. Ngakoue 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 4.0
Y. Ngakoue 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Pitts 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Pitts 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ankou 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
E. Ankou 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Myers 2 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
11/15 15/17
J. Myers 1/3 41 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Nortman 3 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 39.1 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 44.0 12
B. Nortman 7 39.1 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. McCaffrey 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
M. McCaffrey 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:35 LAR 24 1:50 3 9 Punt
10:23 JAC 45 1:29 4 8 FG
6:51 LAR 25 1:37 3 -9 Punt
3:38 LAR 34 3:16 7 66 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:39 LAR 23 1:25 3 4 Punt
9:26 LAR 12 2:36 5 22 Punt
5:46 LAR 26 1:50 5 23 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:45 LAR 11 1:29 3 38 Fumble
5:16 LAR 25 4:03 8 28 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:55 JAC 45 1:57 3 -10 Punt
7:40 LAR 32 5:08 12 57 FG
1:07 LAR 44 1:07 2 -2 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 JAC 25 0:11 1 75 TD
12:45 JAC 20 2:22 4 9 Punt
8:54 JAC 25 2:03 4 75 TD
5:14 JAC 31 1:36 3 0 Punt
0:22 JAC 25 2:43 5 24 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:14 JAC 16 1:48 4 19 Punt
6:50 JAC 22 1:04 3 5 Punt
3:56 JAC 18 1:31 3 1 Punt BLK
2:25 JAC 40 2:25 7 24 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 JAC 25 3:15 6 28 Punt
10:16 JAC 48 5:00 9 29 FG
1:13 JAC 15 4:18 10 54 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:58 JAC 19 2:18 3 7 Punt
2:32 JAC 25 1:25 7 39 FG Miss