INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — Matthew Stafford handed for 253 yards, Darrell Henderson and receiver Ben Skowronek rushed for touchdowns within the second half, and the Los Angeles Rams snapped their two-game skid with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Allen Robinson caught a TD move for the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Rams (3-3), who bounced again from two straight ugly defeats and the newest damage setback for his or her offensive line to spoil Steve Wilks’ debut because the Panthers’ interim head coach.
Wilks took over when Matt Rhule was fired final Monday, and the previous Arizona coach already has drama on his fingers: He apparently despatched receiver Robbie Anderson to the locker room shortly earlier than the tip of the third quarter after a shouting match with receivers coach Joe Dailey.
Donte Jackson returned an interception 30 yards for a landing for the Panthers (1-5), who’ve misplaced three straight. Christian McCaffrey racked up 158 complete yards, however P.J. Walker handed for simply 60 yards whereas making his third profession begin within the damage absences of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Matt Corral.
Walker was sidelined within the fourth quarter with a neck damage, however handed concussion protocol. Jacob Eason, promoted from the observe squad this week, handed for 59 yards for the Panthers, whose offense did not rating after a subject purpose on the opening drive.
Los Angeles trailed 10-7 at halftime, however took management within the second half. Skowronek put the Rams forward and scored his first NFL landing within the third quarter with an 18-yard dash on his first profession dashing try, and Henderson added a 2-yard TD run with 8:15 to play.
Cooper Kupp caught seven passes for 80 yards, whereas Henderson rushed for 43 yards within the absence of Cam Akers, who stayed house amid an obvious battle with the teaching employees. Rams basic supervisor Les Snead informed Fox’s broadcast crew he’s making an attempt to commerce Akers, his highest draft decide prior to now 5 years.
Rams left sort out Joseph Noteboom left the sector on a cart with an ankle damage within the second quarter. Los Angeles already was with out 5 of its prime eight offensive linemen earlier than shedding Noteboom, the substitute for retired left sort out Andrew Whitworth.
The Rams nonetheless made a 73-yard scoring drive after Noteboom’s damage left them taking part in 4 backups on the offensive line. Robinson’s TD catch on a fade route was the free-agent signee’s second rating in his underwhelming begin with LA.
However Carolina took a 10-7 result in the break after Stafford overthrew Kupp and Jackson took it to the home for his first profession landing 1:58 earlier than halftime. The pick-6 was the twenty ninth of Stafford’s profession.
Los Angeles tied it with a subject purpose after its 87-yard drive stalled on the Carolina 3 within the third quarter, and the Rams took the lead late within the third when Skowronek took a handoff on a sweep and scored his first NFL landing whereas Robinson blocked two defensive backs.
Carolina yielded 360 complete yards within the first sport since Al Holcomb changed the fired Phil Snow as defensive coordinator. The Panthers had one of many NFL’s worst dashing defenses coming in, and the Rams managed 111 yards on the bottom.
The Rams performed pregame scoreboard tributes to Carolina P Johnny Hekker and RG Austin Corbett, two key members of Los Angeles’ championship workforce. Hekker spent 10 years with the Rams beginning in St. Louis, incomes 4 All-Professional picks.
Carolina performed with out prime cornerback Jaycee Horn, who injured his ribs final week. Jackson then injured his ankle within the second half, and CB C.J. Henderson went into the concussion protocol after that. … Noteboom missed important parts of the earlier three seasons with accidents, together with the Rams’ closing two playoff video games final season. … Rams DB Grant Haley injured his knee within the first half. … Panthers LB Cory Littleton went out with a groin damage within the second half.
Panthers: Host Buccaneers on Sunday.
Rams: Bye week.
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