Rams get 28-19 win over Lions
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, October 25, 2021

D'Andre Swift runs against an LA Rams defender (photo courtesy of Junfu Han/DFP)

(LOS ANGELES) – Jared Goff was playing against his former team, and lead his new team to an early lead. But Matthew Stafford ruined Goff's homecoming as he lead the Los Angeles Rams to a 28-19 win over his former team, the Detroit Lions. Stafford passed for 334 yards and three touchdowns against his former team, and Jalen Ramsey made an end-zone interception with five minutes left in the Rams' 28-19 victory over Goff and winless Detroit on Sunday. Stafford and Goff both acknowledged high emotions in the first game since they switched uniforms in a blockbuster trade last winter. Their postgame reunions with former teammates and coaches were uniformly warm, but their new teams stayed on the same season trajectories with the Rams' (6-1) narrow win. Goff passed for 268 yards and led the Lions (0-7) within striking distance of an upset before falling heartbreakingly short. The Rams led 25-19 when Goff drove the Lions to the Los Angeles 12 while converting four third downs. But Ramsey came up with his latest game-changing play on his 27th birthday while Goff was being hit by Aaron Donald, the Rams' other 2020 All-Pro. Goff still hasn't won an NFL start without McVay as his head coach, falling to 0-14. Cooper Kupp had 10 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns for the Rams, including the go-ahead score with 13:59 left. Stafford's first TD pass to Kupp was the 300th of his NFL career. D'Andre Swift made a 63-yard catch-and-run TD on the opening possession for the Lions, who lost their 11th straight game despite jumping to a double-digit lead in a rare strong start. ...... {LISTEN}. Kalif Raymond had six catches for 115 yards. Austin Seibert kicked four field goals in a superb special teams game for the Lions, who also recovered an early onside kick and ran two successful fake punts.

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