By Andrea Lopez
On Sunday, September 18, the Los Angeles Rams won their first home game in 22 years.
From 1995 to 2015, the Rams called St. Louis their home, however, this year they returned to Southern California.
The Rams had a rough start this season losing 0-28 to the San Francisco 49er’s on September 12 but this past Sunday, September 18, their win made up for it. No one believed that the team could beat the Seattle Seahawks but they ended the game with a 9-3.
In the first quarter, the only real action was when the Rams’ placekicker, Greg Zuerlein, made a 39 yard field goal causing the Rams to take the lead 3-0.
The crowd’s wild reaction was certainly a contributor to the Rams’ victory. The amount of Los Angeles support for their Rams has been remarkable and their encouraging cheers could have caused a spark of energy in the team.
“I thought the production associated with the game was incredible. There was some good stuff there,’’ Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher said according to the LA Times.
The second quarter the Seahawks started by tying the Rams with a 23 yard field goal, but that was short lived once Zuerlein made a 28 yard field goal.
The score stayed 6-3 throughout the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, linebacker Alec Ogletree recovered a play near the end of the quarter. Then Zuerlein made a 28 yard field goal ending the game 9-3.
Though the team did not have much offense for most of the game, their defense was well executed, giving them the win.
“We have a lot of respect for this team. We’ve had them in the division for all these years and we know how difficult they are, so we’re going to play them accordingly and see if we can put together a really good game and get this thing going here,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said according to the LA Times.
The Rams next home game is on October 9 against the Bills.