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yakima native, ewu alum cooper kupp returns to his home state in l.a. rams’ 42-7


stefanie loh: [email protected]; on twitter: @stefanieloh. stef loh has covered college football in four conferences on both coasts, but her heart has always been rooted in the pacific northwest. she joined the seattle times in august 2015. she loves wine tasting, olympic weightlifting, fall colors and college football saturdays.






rams receiver cooper kupp has rough outing in loss to vikings – la times


rookie receiver cooper kupp has made numerous highlight-reel plays for the rams.he also has played a role in some of the season's most disappointing moments.advertisementon sunday, in the rams’ 24-7 loss to the minnesota vikings at u.s. bank stadium, kupp fumbled on the one-yard line in the second quarter with the score tied 7-7.later, he watched a pass slip through his fingers when the team desperately needed to score."it was tough," kupp said. "obviously those are plays i want back, plays that i wish i would have made."kupp has been one of the most consistent contributors for a rams team that entered sunday with the nfl’s highest-scoring offense, averaging 32.9 points per game. he has 38 receptions for 481 yards and three touchdowns, but the third-round pick from eastern washington also






rams' pharoh cooper will return punts against jaguars


pharoh cooper’s role is expanding for the rams.the second-year receiver, the starting kickoff returner, is on track to return punts on sunday against the jacksonville jaguars, coach sean mcvay said wednesday.cooper will replace tavon austin, who has muffed several punts, including two in last week’s loss against the seattle seahawks.cooper was competing with rookie receiver cooper kupp for the additional role.kupp is a starting receiver. he caught one punt against the seahawks.cooper has averaged 27.1 yards per kick return.“when you look at the role that [kupp] has offensively, and then how well pharoh’s done as far as… a kick returner, i feel a lot of confidence in him, and that’s more likely the direction that we will go,” mcvay said.austin said he would continue to work through his issu






rams takes receiver cooper kupp of eastern washington at no. 69


cooper kupp, wr6-foot-2, 204 pounds, eastern washingtonnotable: kupp set ncaa football championship subdivision records with 428 receptions, 6,464 receiving yards and 73 touchdown catches. he caught 40 passes for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns in four games against pac-12 conference schools.why rams drafted him: the rams let 1,000-yard receiver kenny britt leave as a free agent. cupp provides a sure-handed complement for tavon austin and robert woods.last season: kupp caught a big sky conference record 117 passes for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns.  he also passed for two touchdowns, rushed for another and scored on a punt return.






sizing up the seahawks’ next opponent: rams come to seattle for key nfc west gam


seattle beat los angeles, and its high-scoring offense, on the road in october.2017 record: 9-4, first in nfc west.coach: sean mcvay (9-4 in first season as head coach).series record: seahawks lead it 23-15, including a 16-10 win over the rams on oct. 8. that snapped a streak of three wins in four games for the rams, each of the wins coming in three different cities.by the numbers56 receptions for yakima native cooper kupp, which is a rams’ record for a rookie. the previous mark was 54 by eddie kennison in 1996.22 jared goff touchdown passes, most by a rams quarterback since marc bulger threw 26 in 2006.3 blocked punts for the rams, including one against the eagles sunday. no other nfl team has more than one.early line: seahawks by one point.star playersmost read storiesunlimited digital a






rams takes receiver cooper kupp of eastern washington at no. 69


cooper kupp knows there will be questions about the level of competition.the rams on friday selected the ncaa’s football championship subdivision’s  all-time receiving leader in the third round of the nfl draft.the 6-foot-2, 204-pound kupp achieved his record-setting career at eastern washington.“i’ve played against some very good football players and i’ve played against some  very good team as well,” kupp said in a teleconference. “i’ve been able to produce in both situations and i believe i prepare to be the best player when i step on the field. that’s not going to change moving up to the nfl.“i pride myself on that preparation and what it takes it be great. if people want to question that, that’s fine. i’m just going to go out and do what i do and i believe that opinion will change soon






seattle sports world reacts to seahawks’ escape act in win over rams


it was a classic seahawks-rams duel, and it ended just like any other — with everyone's hearts beating 100 times a second.the rams were a cooper kupp finger length away from sending the seahawks into their bye week at 2-3 and in a deep hole in the nfc west race. but the seahawks escaped, 16-10, using more luck than just that of a pass off the fingers of the rams’ receiver and eastern washington grad.   seattle stole a game in which russell wilson passed for fewer than 200 yards and threw an interception. the seahawks were outgained by more than 100 yards, 375-241. the running game sans injured chris carson remained nonexistent. and the rams converted more than half their third downs (8 for 15), including a handful of third-and-longs, allowed via penalty or coverage breakdown.finally, after






rams receiver cooper kupp grabs winning touchdown to defeat titans


cooper kupp overcame a critical miscue sunday to catch a game-winning touchdown pass in the rams’ 27-23 victory over the tennessee titans at nissan stadium.the rams rookie reached over his shoulder in the fourth quarter to catch the 14-yard pass from quarterback jared goff in the back corner of the end zone. kupp dived as caught the ball and his momentum carried him out of bounds.kupp said after the game that he was uncertain if he had scored.“i was hoping that i got my knee down,” kupp said. “i think i missed that second foot by probably an inch or two but luckily i got the knee down in time.”coach sean mcvay said he was not surprised by kupp’s play.“that’s what he’s demonstrated,” mcvay said, adding, “you really see the maturity for a rookie. that’s pretty rare.”kupp also made a highligh






rams receiver cooper kupp grabs winning touchdown to defeat titans


cooper kupp overcame a critical miscue sunday to catch a game-winning touchdown pass in the rams’ 27-23 victory over the tennessee titans at nissan stadium.the rams rookie reached over his shoulder in the fourth quarter to catch the 14-yard pass from quarterback jared goff in the back corner of the end zone. kupp dived as caught the ball and his momentum carried him out of bounds.kupp said after the game that he was uncertain if he had scored.“i was hoping that i got my knee down,” kupp said. “i think i missed that second foot by probably an inch or two but luckily i got the knee down in time.”coach sean mcvay said he was not surprised by kupp’s play.“that’s what he’s demonstrated,” mcvay said, adding, “you really see the maturity for a rookie. that’s pretty rare.”kupp also made a highligh






seahawks’ defense makes one final stand to secure 16-10 victory over rams in l.a


the rams’ six possessions inside the seattle 20 netted just 10 points with the seahawks defense making one big play after another.los angeles — on a day the upstart rams wanted to take control of the nfc west, it was the old-guard seahawks who kept taking it back — again and again and again.finally, it was the rams who let it slip away with eight seconds left when a potential game-winning touchdown pass went off the hands of outstretched rookie receiver cooper kupp, who played at eastern washington.on fourth down, one more pass to kupp went incomplete and seattle escaped with a 16-10 victory that leaves each team at 3-2.   the rams outgained the seahawks 375 to 242 in total yardage and threatened time and again to not only score, but early on, to even blow the game open.but six possessions






rams receiver cooper kupp is eager to build on his rookie season – la times


rams receiver cooper kupp ended his first nfl season among the league's top rookies.a third-round pick from eastern washington, kupp caught 62 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns. he averaged 14 yards per reception.advertisement"i believed in myself coming into this and being able to play at this level," kupp said sunday after he gathered belongings from his locker at the team's facility in thousand oaks. "so it's obviously great being able to help produce."three rookies caught more passes than kupp, including new orleans' alvin kamara (81), carolina's christian mccaffrey (80) and the new york giants' evan engram (64).kupp added another eight catches for 69 yards and a touchdown to his total in a loss to the atlanta falcons in an nfc wild-card playoff game, but was disappointed in the






pharoh cooper's emergence key to rams' special teams sweep in pro bowl voting


nfl players often shy from sharing their personal goals before the season.not pharoh cooper.from the moment coach sean mcvay tabbed him as the rams’ kick returner, cooper said he wanted to be recognized as the best in the league.he said it again in week 6, when punt-return duties were added to his workload.cooper got affirmation this week when fans, players and coaches voted him into the pro bowl as a return specialist.“it means a lot,” cooper said. “i give credit to the other guys blocking for me. it’s very exciting.”cooper, a 2016 fourth-round draft pick from south carolina, has been instrumental in the rams’ turnaround under mcvay. the rams are 10-4 and can clinch the nfc west with a victory sunday at tennessee.cooper, who also plays receiver, is averaging 26.2 yards per kickoff return






falcons 13, rams 7: goff drops a dime for kupp to get l.a. on the board


jared goff survived a rocky start to settle in late in the second quarter after a long run from todd gurley got the rams in rhythm. goff took advantage of gurley’s 26-yard run (and a 15-yard late hit penalty) to eventually find rookie cooper kupp on a 14-yard touchdown pass.after the kick, the rams trail only 13-7 with 2:30 left in the second quarter.






draftees gerald everett and cooper kupp can raise their profiles at rams' rookie


gerald everett did not fret. neither did cooper kupp.for four months, as nfl draft pundits guessed where college players might be picked, everett and kupp just kept working.everett, a tight end, played at south alabama, a school that had never had a player selected in the draft. so he was unconcerned that alabama’s o.j. howard and others from power five conferences got most of the attention in mock drafts.kupp, a receiver, enjoyed a record-setting career in relative anonymity at eastern washington, which had produced only 15 nfl draft picks dating to 1969. like everett, kupp’s profile rose with solid performances at the senior bowl and nfl scouting combine. but questions remained about the level of competition.the rams, without a first-round draft pick, chose everett in the second round. t






rams vs. seattle seahawks: how they match up


rams (3-1) vs. seattle seahawks (2-2)when rams have the ballthe rams are the nfl’s top-scoring team, averaging 35.5 points. it figures to get tougher against the pete carroll-coached seahawks, but rams coach sean mcvay has shown creativity through the first quarter of the season, giving his offense confidence that it can outsmart and out-execute any opponent. quarterback jared goff has played turnover-free for consecutive games. he has completed 67% of his passes, seven for touchdowns, with only one interception. the nervous quarterback the seahawks faced last season now appears secure, especially with left tackle andrew whitworth protecting his blind side. running back todd gurley has rushed for 362 yards and four touchdowns, and has a team-best 20 receptions for 234 yards and three touch






instant analysis: three thoughts from the seahawks’ gritty 16-10 win over the ra


the seahawks scored 16 unanswered points and narrowly escaped another grind-it-out game against the rams.1. the seahawks’ pass rush showed up just in timethe seattle defense entered the game tied for 21st in the nfl in sacks with nine, and the only one they got until late in game was a gift as jared goff tripped over his own feet.  but in the fourth quarter, when the seahawks had to have a pass rush, they came through. pressure up the middle forced a wobbly goff throw that was intercepted by thomas, and frank clark’s sack and forced fumble helped save the day for seattle.2. it’s a good thing the seahawks had russell wilson on their sidetime and time again, wilson seem to be on the verge of getting sacked, but unlike most quarterbacks who just throw the ball away in those situations, he som






rams 33, cardinals 0: jared goff hits cooper kupp for a td


welcome to nfl week 7.the rams (4-2) are in london to take on the cardinals (3-3) in one of eight early games starting at 10 a.m. pst. the afternoon slate includes the chargers (2-4) against the broncos (3-2) at 1:25 p.m. at stubhub center.






rams 13, seahawks 0: cooper's return sets up an easy touchdown for gurley


welcome to another nfl sunday.today, the rams (9-4) and seahawk (8-5) are underway in seattle. keep it here for updates from the rams game and news from around the league.






rams vs. seattle seahawks: how they match up


rams (9-4) at seattle seahawks (8-5)when rams have the ballthe rams exceeded their season scoring average in last week’s loss to the eagles, but it wasn’t enough. now they face a depleted seahawks defense that is without star cornerback richard sherman and safety kam chancellor. linebacker bobby wagner is questionable, and linebacker k.j. wright is doubtful. rams quarterback jared goff has passed for 22 touchdowns, with six interceptions, but he had a costly turnover against the eagles, losing a fumble on a sack in the fourth quarter. he also was unable to move the offense later in the game. goff could be buoyed by the return of receiver robert woods, who was sidelined three games because of a shoulder injury. rookie cooper kupp and veteran sammy watkins stepped up in woods’ absence, and r






clippers pull another postseason surprise with game 6 at utah


there were wonderful moments. there were awful moments. in the end, none of those moments got them as far as the western conference finals, and that’s really all that matters.soon, the next chapter will begin. but not so soon. not so fast. at least for one more game, those crazy clippers ride on.captionrams make three selections on day 2 of the nfl draftthe los angeles rams selected south alabama tight end gerald everett in the second round and picked eastern washington receiver cooper kupp and boston college safety john johnson in the third round.the los angeles rams selected south alabama tight end gerald everett in the second round and picked eastern washington receiver cooper kupp and boston college safety john johnson in the third round.captionrams make three selections on day 2 of th






los angeles times


seahawks receiver doug baldwin, center, is congratulated by his teammates after a touchdown reception against the jaguars on dec. 10. (phelan m. ebenhack / associated press) rams (9-4) at seattle seahawks (8-5)when rams have the ballthe rams exceeded their season scoring average in last week’s loss to the eagles, but it wasn’t enough. now they face a depleted seahawks defense that is without star cornerback richard sherman and safety kam chancellor. linebacker bobby wagner is questionable, and linebacker k.j. wright is doubtful. rams quarterback jared goff has passed for 22 touchdowns, with six interceptions, but he had a costly turnover against the eagles, losing a fumble on a sack in the fourth quarter. he also was unable to move the offense later in the game. goff could be buoyed by the






rams look to contain russell wilson in nfc west matchup with seahawks


russell wilson was asked this week to describe how the seattle seahawks offense has improved or evolved since a week 5 victory over the rams.the quarterback led the seahawks to a 16-10 win at the coliseum.“it’s been impressive just to see how far we have really come and grown since the last time we played them,” wilson said.the seahawks’ scoring has increased but, if anything, the offense has become even more wilson-centric. the sixth-year pro and super bowl winner has accounted for all but one of the unit’s 33 touchdowns.as the rams prepared for sunday’s nfc west showdown with the seahawks at centurylink field, the rams’ most important game in more than a decade, players and coaches stated the obvious: they must contain, if not stop, wilson, who has passed for 29 touchdowns and run for a






rams vs. tennessee titans: how they match up


rams (10-4) at tennessee titans (8-6)when rams have the ballthe rams are riding a high after routing the seattle seahawks 42-7. the rams are tied for first with philadelphia in scoring, averaging 31.3 points per game. sean mcvay’s play calling could be affected without the security blanket that kicker greg zuerlein provided before he had season-ending back surgery last week. running back todd gurley, one of five rams players voted into the pro bowl, is in the nfl most-valuable-player discussion after rushing for 152 yards and scoring four touchdowns against seattle. gurley has scored a league-best 17 touchdowns (14 on runs and three on passes). gurley is taking pressure off quarterback jared goff, who has 24 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. goff, a pro bowl alternate, will face a






what we learned from the rams' 42-7 victory over the seattle seahawks


there came a point sunday when this showdown of nfc contenders was no longer rams versus seahawks. it was rams vs. record books. “they beat us pretty good today,” quarterback russell wilson said after the 42-7 rams victory. “they scored in every fashion you can imagine.” todd gurley turned in a... (sam farmer)






49ers vs. los angeles rams, thursday


september 21, 2017, 4:18 pm santa clara — as expected, strong safety eric reid (knee) headlined the list of 49ers inactives thursday night against the los angeles rams. with reid out, the 49ers will move jaquiski tartt to strong safety and jimmie ward to free safety. that duo will be counted on to contain rams deep-threat receivers gerald everett, cooper kupp, robert woods and sammy...






falcons 13, rams 10: ficken cuts into atlanta's lead with a 35-yard field goal


special teams miscues and jared goff’s slow start helped spot the falcons a 13-0 lead, but goff caught fire late in the second quarter.after throwing a scoring pass to cooper kupp, goff led the rams back down the field in the final two minutes, hitting robert woods on beautiful throw and catch.while they didn’t get in the end zone, the rams ended the half with points on sam ficken’s 35-yard field goal.the rams trail 13-10 after scoring on two-straight possessions.






49ers tight end george kittle (hip) cleared to face rams


santa clara — as expected, strong safety eric reid (knee) headlined the list of 49ers inactives thursday night against the los angeles rams.with reid out, the 49ers will move jaquiski tartt to strong safety and jimmie ward to free safety. that duo will be counted on to contain rams deep-threat receivers gerald everett, cooper kupp, robert woods and sammy watkins.starting tight end george kittle (hip), who was questionable throughout the week, is active.his is the full list of 49ers actives:— wr kendrick boone— cb ahkello witherspoon— s eric reid— lb pita taumoepenu— lb reuben foster— ol erik magnuson— dl xavier cooper






rams sign tight end gerald everett, receiver cooper kupp and safety john johnson


the rams signed their top three draft picks — tight end gerald everett, receiver cooper kupp and safety john johnson — the team announced friday night.terms were not disclosed.all of the rams’ draftees have participated in a rookie minicamp and organized team activities, which concluded this week. a mandatory three-day minicamp begins tuesday.everett, a second-round pick from south alabama, is expected to compete for playing time in a position group that includes second-year pros tyler higbee and temarrick hemingway.everett was the 44th overall pick. oakland raiders defensive lineman jihad ward, the 44th pick in 2016, signed a four-year, $5.5-million contract, according to spotrac.com.kupp, a third-round pick (69th overall) from eastern washington, has been the most consistent rookie perfo






analysis: three thoughts on the rams’ dethroning of the seahawks in 42-7 blowout


this wasn't just the seahawks' worst home loss of the year — it was the second-worst defeat at home in team history.this was billed as the biggest game of the year for the seahawks, with the nfc west title and their playoff hopes hanging in the balance.it turned out to be seattle’s biggest loss of the year, as the los angeles rams thumped them 42-7 to hand the seahawks their worst loss at home since week 1 of the 1997 season, when the jets beat them 41-3. this also marked the first time since 2010 that seattle has allowed 40 points in a game.what went wrong? everything. here are three impressions from the game.1. the seahawks are no longer the kings of the nfc westwith the win, the los angeles rams improved to 10-4, and are all but guaranteed to clinch the nfc west division title.   conseq






the los angeles rams chose outside linebacker samson ebukam of eastern washingto


samson ebukam, lb6-3, 240 pounds, eastern washington (round 4, pick 125)notable: ebukam recorded 24 sacks during his career. he is the second eastern washington player drafted by rams, joining receiver cooper kupp.why rams drafted him: under new defensive coordinator wade phillips, the rams are installing a 3-4 scheme. ebukam is an edge rusher who can fit naturally as an outside linebacker.last season: reynolds had 15 tackles for losses, including 9 ½ sacks. he made 71 tackles, forced two fumbles and recovered three.






los angeles times


special teams miscues and jared goff’s slow start helped spot the falcons a 13-0 lead, but goff caught fire late in the second quarter.after throwing a scoring pass to cooper kupp, goff led the rams back down the field in the final two minutes, hitting robert woods on beautiful throw and catch.while they didn’t get in the end zone, the rams ended the half with points on sam ficken’s 35-yard field goal.






rams mailbag: receivers, mcvay, defense and holiday binge-watching suggestions


the rams play the new orleans saints, winners of eight consecutive games, as they try to bounce back from last week’s defeat at minnesota.the rams are 7-3, so a playoff spot is still within reach.now, on to your questions.with robert woods sidelined because of a shoulder injury, the rams will fill the void with a group of receivers.sammy watkins and cooper kupp will be joined in the starting lineup by …?it depends on what coach sean mcvay has scripted for the rams’ first play. it could be pharoh cooper, tavon austin, josh reynolds or mike thomas.that doesn’t necessarily mean that receiver will play the majority of the snaps.mcvay has deployed austin as back-up to running back todd gurley and mainly as a decoy as a receiver.my sense, given austin’s struggles catching punts early in the seas






rams rookie receivers cooper kupp and josh reynolds are catching on fast


the last time the rams and the chargers were on the same field three fights broke out, each one started by rams cornerbacks. at the time, rams cornerbacks coach aubrey pleasant said fighting was “never ok.” he has changed his stance since then. “that intensity, that fight, we love it,” pleasant... the last time the rams and the chargers were on the same field three fights broke out, each one started by rams cornerbacks. at the time, rams cornerbacks coach aubrey pleasant said fighting was “never ok.” he has changed his stance since then. “that intensity, that fight, we love it,” pleasant... (lindsey thiry)






rams fall short on big stage against nfc-leading eagles – la times


the rams occupied the biggest nfl stage on sunday against the philadelphia eagles.it was a game between two division leaders, the league's highest-scoring offenses, and featured the matchup between rams quarterback jared goff and eagles quarterback carson wentz, the first and second picks in the 2016 nfl draft.advertisementit was a chance for the rams to show they do indeed belong in the nfc elite.the rams overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and three-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but they could not hang on and suffered a 43-35 defeat before an estimated crowd of 67,000 at the coliseum.the rams fell to 9-4 and lost a chance to put some distance between themselves and the seattle seahawks, who lost to the jacksonville jaguars.the nfc west-leading rams play at seattle next week.wentz






seahawks' 'legion of boom' backfield will be a big test for the rams' thriving o


the seattle seahawks “legion of boom” defensive backfield has been making it tough on nfl quarterbacks and receivers for more than half a decade.cornerback richard shermanand safeties kam chancellorand earl thomas are mainstays, and cornerback jeremy lane the latest to fill the role opposite sherman.the quartet — along with an aggressive front seven led by end michael bennettand linebacker bobby wagner — is expected to give rams’ quarterback jared goff and coach/play-caller sean mcvay their toughest challenge yet on sunday at the coliseum.“it’s going to be a great measuring stick for our offense,” offensive coordinator matt lafleur said friday.goff struggled against the seahawks last season in a 24-3 defeat at centurylink field, a game that was played three days after the rams fired jeff f






rams still getting big plays from special teams


receiver cooper kupp caught five passes for 118 yards and a touchdown, establishing a team record for most receptions by a rookie. kupp has 56 catches, breaking the mark of 54 set by eddie kennison in 1996. kupp had 783 yards receiving and four touchdowns. … receiver robert woods, running backs lance dunbar and justin davis and linebacker connor barwin were among inactive playerscaptionsammy watkins could face his older brother, jaylen, when the rams and eagles play sunday at the coliseum. watkins describes the competitive nature between them growing up. sammy watkins could face his older brother, jaylen, when the rams and eagles play sunday at the coliseum. watkins describes the competitive nature between them growing up.captionsammy watkins could face his older brother, jaylen, when the






rams 27, titans 23: kupp gives rams lead with 14-yard touchdown catch


welcome to another nfl sunday.the rams (11-4)  beat the titans (8-7) 27-73 in tennessee to clinch their first nfc west title since 2003. the chargers (8-7) beat the jets (5-10) in new york. 






rams 7, jaguars 0: pharoh cooper returns opening kickoff 103 yards for a touchdo


welcome to nfl week 6.the rams (3-2) are in jacksonville for a tilt with the jaguars (3-2) today at 1 p.m. and the chargers (1-4) are also on the road in oakland where they will play the raiders (2-3) at 1:25 p.m.keep it here for updates from around the league and live updates from the rams and chargers games later today.






seahawks’ home mystique also on the line against rams


sunday, in their showdown with the rams at centurylink field, the salutary effect of their home-field advantage will be part of the referendum, along with supremacy in the nfc west.the seahawks have had some of their vaunted mystique picked apart and diminished in recent times.the legion of boom is depleted by injury, and the running game that once oozed the aura of marshawn lynch is now a revolving crew of underwhelming choices.steadfast through it all, however, has been one last bastion of near-magical mystique: the power of the 12s. the seahawks have won at home with more frequency than any other team except new england since 2012 (they are tied with the patriots with a 38-8 record over that span), and make it each season’s mission to secure as many home playoff games as possible.yet on






rams fall short on big stage against nfc-leading eagles


the rams occupied the biggest nfl stage on sunday against the philadelphia eagles.it was a game between two division leaders, the league’s highest-scoring offenses, and featured the matchup between rams quarterback jared goff and eagles quarterback carson wentz, the first and second picks in the 2016 nfl draft.it was a chance for the rams to show they belong in the nfc elite.the rams overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and three-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but they could not hang on and suffered a 43-35 defeat before an estimated crowd of 67,000 at the coliseum.the rams fell to 9-4 and lost a chance to put some distance between themselves and the seattle seahawks, who lost to the jacksonville jaguars to remain a game back at 8-5. the nfc west-leading rams play at seattle next wee






how the rams match up with the 49ers for thursday's game


a look at how the rams match up with the san francisco 49ers.rams (1-1) at san francisco (0-2)thursday, 5:25 p.m. pdt. tv: nfl network when rams have the ballquarterback jared goff needs to bounce back from last week’s 27-20 loss against the washington redskins, which included an intercepted pass on the rams’ final play. up until that point, the second-year pro mostly had done a good job extending plays, giving receivers a chance to get behind coverage. goff is completing 66% of his passes, two for touchdowns, with one interception. running back todd gurley showed signs that he might be on the verge of finally breaking out. he had 88 yards and a touchdown in 16 carries against washington and continued to show that he can be a receiving threat. gurley scored on an 18-yard touchdown pass pla






rams receiver tavon austin has wrist surgery, expected to be sidelined for organ


rams receiver tavon austin had wrist surgery this week and is expected to be sidelined for organized-team activities, the team confirmed friday.austin underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left wrist on thursday. the rams, in the second phase of off-season workouts, begin otas may 23. austin is expected to be ready when training camp begins in late july.coach sean mcvay has described the 26-year-old austin as a centerpiece of a remade receiving corps.“you look at some of the things that tavon austin does with the ball, both in the run game and when he’s able to catch it as a receiver,” mcvay said in february. “he’s a guy that you want to move all over the formation.”austin was the eighth player chosen in the 2013 draft. last august, he signed a four-year, $42-million extension.the 5-f






check out tommy lasorda at the rams-seahawks game


welcome to another nfl sunday. today the chargers (0-4) face the new york giants (0-4) at metlife stadium at 10 a.m. before the rams (3-1) host the seattle seahawks (2-2) at the coliseum.keep it here for updates from both local teams and other news and happenings from around the league.






rams 10, seahawks 0: l.a. interception sets up another field goal


welcome to another nfl sunday. today the chargers (0-4) face the new york giants (0-4) at metlife stadium at 10 a.m. before the rams (3-1) host the seattle seahawks (2-2) at the coliseum.keep it here for updates from both local teams and other news and happenings from around the league.






analysis | seahawks have slight schedule edge on rams, with eye on tiebreaker


it’s down to a two-team race in the nfc west.easy to overlook in all else that happened in the seahawks’ 22-16 win over arizona on thursday night was the result made official what had seemed obvious for a while: the nfc west is now a two-team race between seattle and los angeles.arizona fell to 4-5 with the loss and at least two games behind the rams and seahawks, who have simply looked like better teams all season than the cardinals, whose four wins have come against teams that entered the weekend 5-30.the thursday night win also means seattle can sit back sunday and see if somehow the deshaun watson-less houston texans can beat the rams in los angeles. the oddsmakers don’t think so as the rams are as much as a 12-point favorite, the largest spread in any game this weekend.if the rams do






rams 7, seahawks 0: tavon austin scores first touchdown of season


welcome to another nfl sunday. today the chargers (0-4) face the new york giants (0-4) at metlife stadium at 10 a.m. before the rams (3-1) host the seattle seahawks (2-2) at the coliseum.keep it here for updates from both local teams and other news and happenings from around the league.






seahawks 16, rams 10: seattle adds to lead after goff's fumble


welcome to another nfl sunday. the rams (3-2) lots a tight game to the seattle seahawks (3-2) at the coliseum. earlier, the chargers (1-4) beat the new york giants (0-5) at metlife stadium.






rams vs. 49ers: how they match up


rams (11-4) vs. san francisco 49ers (5-10) when rams have the ballwith a playoff game looming next week, coach sean mcvay will hold out quarterback jared goff, running back todd gurley, left tackle andrew whitworth, center john sullivan and, probably, starting receivers robert woods, sammy watkins and cooper kupp. sean mannion, a third-year pro from oregon state, will make his first nfl start at quarterback. mannion completed two of three passes for 16 yards this season. gurley’s absence denies mannion the benefit of having the league’s top rusher and the rams’ receptions leader at his disposal. tavon austin, who has rushed for 246 yards and a touchdown, could get much of the work along with malcolm brown, who has rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown in 49 carries. that creates opportunity






a win over titans would guarantee rams a merry christmas and an nfc west title


captionthe times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' nfc west showdown with the seattle seahawks at century link field. the rams are 9-4 and atop the division, the seahawks are 8-5.  the times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' nfc west showdown with the seattle seahawks at century link field. the rams are 9-4 and atop the division, the seahawks are 8-5. 






rookies get moving at the first day of rams' rookie minicamp


identifying and then selecting specific pieces for new coach sean mcvay’s offense was the rams’ clear goal in the recent nfl draft.on friday, mcvay and his staff got their initial opportunity to work with tight end gerald everettand receivers cooper kupp and josh reynolds during the first day of a two-day rookie camp.with quarterback jared gofflooking on, about 50 players — including eight draft picks, undrafted free agents and tryout players — went through two workouts in thousand oaks.mcvay said he was not looking for perfect execution of plays by rookies who learned them a few hours before.“you just want to see these guys move around and compete,” mcvay said after the first workout.tight end gerald everett, a second-round pick from south alabama, described it as a “change of pace” from