Eagles outclass Rams to remain unbeaten

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Los Angeles Rams 23-14 on Sunday in Inglewood, California, thanks to Jalen Hurts’ 303 yards of passing and one touchdown, as well as his 72 yards on the ground and another score.

For the Eagles (5-0), Dallas Goedert had eight catches for 117 yards and a score. With 4:06 left in the game, Jake Elliott’s 26-yard field goal gave Philadelphia a nine-point lead. A.J. Brown piled up 127 yards on six catches, including a 36-yard reception.

On the Rams’ last drive, Haason Reddick twice sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford, sealing the win.

Cooper Kupp, a wide receiver for Los Angeles (2-3) who missed the first four games due to a hamstring injury, was welcomed back. With eight catches, he gained 118 yards. Stafford completed 21 of his 37 passes for 222 yards, a season-low, and two touchdowns.

Philadelphia dominated in terms of total yards (454-249) and time of possession (37:55-22:05), as Hurts completed 25 of his 38 throws while tossing one interception.

Philadelphia increased their advantage to 17-14 after the third quarter ended without a score by moving 83 yards in 17 plays, taking more than eight minutes. With 12:29 left, Elliott’s field goal, also from 26 yards out, brought the score to 20-14.

In the second quarter, with the Rams behind 10-7, they went to rookie phenom Puka Nacua, who took over for Kupp. With 32 seconds remaining before halftime, Stafford connected with Nacua in single coverage down the right sideline for a 22-yard touchdown, giving Los Angeles their sole lead of the game at 14-10. The Rams moved into territory inside Philadelphia with a 39-yard throw to Kupp.

Nacua has seven catches for 71 yards in total.

But the Rams’ two penalties gave the Eagles plenty of time to answer. The Rams’ foul and a 38-yard throw to Brown advanced the ball to the Los Angeles 14-yard line.

A defensive pass interference call in the end zone canceled an incomplete throw, putting the Eagles on the 1 with two seconds left. Hurts’ quarterback sneak gave them a score as time ran out, putting them ahead 17-14.

On their first possessions of the game, both sides scored touchdowns.

Hurts’ 6-yard touchdown pass to Goedert gave the Eagles a 75-yard drive that took 12 plays. With 2:01 remaining in the first quarter, the Rams answered with a 14-play drive culminating in Stafford’s 3-yard pass to Tutu Atwell.

With 2:15 remaining in the first half, Elliott made a field goal from 34 yards.

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