Rams beat Chargers, 20-17

By Aaron Kirn

The St. Louis Rams (3-3) and their defense pulled off a monster upset over Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (2-4) coming off an ugly 44-6 loss at Detroit.

The Rams dropped Rivers for seven sacks on the day, and held the NFL’s top ranked offense to only three points in the first half.  San Diego trailed 17-3 at the half thanks to a 39-yard Josh Brown field goal, a 38-yard hookup from Sam Bradford to Danario Alexander, and a seven-yard TD run by Steven Jackson.  The Chargers didn’t get on the board until 23 seconds left in the half.

Rookie WR Danario Alexander, who was activated from the practice squad to the active roster earlier in the week because of Mark Clayton’s season ending knee injury, caught four passes from 72 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL game.

Jackson finished with 109 yards rushing, and the Rams won their third straight home game for the first time since 2004.

It was another solid performance from Sam Bradford, with his most important stat of the day being zero… turnovers that is.  Bradford had at least one interception every start this season.

St. Louis Passing
S. Bradford 18/31 198 6.4 1 0 87.8

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