NFL roundup: Rams edge Cowboys in return to Los Angeles
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
The Los Angeles Rams earned a win in their homecoming when Sean Mannion threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Green with 1 minute, 54 seconds left for a 28-24 comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
Dallas’ Dez Bryant had two receptions for 28 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown catch. He played one series before leaving the game.
Rams running back Todd Gurley also did not play, as a crowd of 89,140 saw Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead score on a 101-yard kick return to welcome the NFL back to Southern California after a 22-year absence.
No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff of the Rams struggled after replacing Case Keenum early in the second quarter, completing 4 of 9 passes for 38 yards and an interception.
Keenum started and played three series, going 6 of 7 for 58 yards. Benny Cunningham scored on a 14-yard run with 1:33 left in the first quarter for the Rams’ first points in the stadium where they first played in 1946 until moving to Anaheim at the end of the 1979 season.
Colts 19, Bills 18: With Andrew Luck getting a break, backup quarterbacks Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris teamed up in leading Indianapolis over Buffalo at Orchard Park, New York.
Bills rookie third-stringer Cardale Jones nearly pulled out a comeback victory. Jones, who led Ohio State to the 2015 national championship, threw a 4-yard TD pass to Jarrett Boykin as time expired. But Jones threw an incompletion while attempting a two-point conversion.
Titans 27, Chargers 10: DeMarco Murray ran for a 71-yard touchdown and rookie Derrick Henry also scored and Tennessee’s new-look rushing attack delivered an impressive debut in a victory over San Diego at Nashville, Tennessee.
Murray had six carries for 93 yards. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner from Alabama, had 10 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota went 5 of 5 for 45 yards.
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