Rams on Road, Chargers at Home

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The Rams and Chargers stayed true to form in their preseason openers.

Facing the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams played a close defense-dominated game, winning 13-10 last Saturday night at the Coliseum

The next night the Chargers looked good only for the first few minutes.

The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Chargers 48-17 at the cozy StubHub Center in Carson.

This weekend, the Rams travel to Oakland for a 7 o’clock Saturday night game.

The Chargers are back at the Stub Hub Center to play New Orleans on Sunday at 5.

Rams’ second-year quarterback Jared Goff completed three of four passes and helped his team score a touchdown.  Receiver Robert Woods fumbled the ball into the end zone and receiver Cooper Kupp recovered it.

The Rams’ offense should improve with the addition of speedy receiver Sammy Watkins. “I really can’t wait to get started learning the plays and being with the guys,” said Watkins, most recently  with the Buffalo Bills.

Coach Sean McVay said the Rams “have some things we need to clean up. But the game was a great opportunity to get a win in front of our fans.”

McVay talked about the overall play of his team. “Our defense flew around and our special teams did a nice job,” he said.

The Chargers first team looked outstanding but their second and third strings team players could not keep up with the good Seahawks team.

“We have to stay on top of things but obviously we did not play well as a unit,” said running back Melvin Gordon.

“We have to get better because, God forbid, someone might get injured.”

 

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