Wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Matthew Stafford in the second half, and the Los Angeles Rams held the Seattle Seahawks at bay by beating them 20-10 on Tuesday in a rescheduled game between two teams affected by COVID-19. 19 in the NFL.
Kupp broke the Rams record for receptions in a single season that belonged to Isaac Bruce in the third quarter with a 6-yard touchdown reception that was also the 120th reception of his spectacular year.
The NFL’s leader in receptions then scored the tiebreaker with a 29-yard touchdown with 10:48 left on a perfect shot from Stafford to cap off an 88-yard offensive drive.
Stafford passed for 244 yards and Sony Michel rushed for 92 yards putting the Rams (10-4) in the game postponed from Sunday, while Kupp had nine receptions for 136 yards in Los Angeles’ third straight win after a November. no triumphs.
With its third win over Seattle in 2021, Los Angeles tied Arizona for the top of the NFC West with three games to play.
Running back DeeJay Dallas was quick to score a touchdown for the Seahawks (5-9), whose streak of nine consecutive winning seasons under coach Pete Carroll ended this season.
Although Seattle is still mathematically alive for its ninth playoff appearance in those 10 seasons.
Both defenses excelled in a two-team encounter with significant covid-19-related absences.
The Rams were without starting right tackle Rob Havenstein, tackler Jordan Fuller, tight end Tyler Higbee and a host of backups after 10 days of pandemic turmoil.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks did not have main receiver Tyler Lockett, starting cornerback DJ Reed and main running back Alex Collins.
– Eagles beat Washington –
In Philadelphia, quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, helping the Philadelphia Eagles rebound from an early deficit to beat a covid virus-ravaged Washington 27-17 in a critical matchup with implications for playoffs in the National Conference.
In his first game back from an ankle injury, Hurts scored on a 1-yard rushing TD to set the franchise record for a season for TD of that type by a quarterback with 10 and also connected with Greg Ward on a pass. 19-yard TD. Hurts completed 20 of 26 passes for 296 yards.
Washington is 6-8 and the Eagles even 7-7, both in the East Division of the National Conference.
Running back Miles Sanders took advantage of gaps in Washington’s defense left by covid absences and other additional injuries to charge the ball 18 times for 131 yards, the most of his career. He became the first Eagles player with consecutive 100-yard rushing games since LeSean McCoy in 2014.
Philadelphia finished with 238 yards rushing, becoming the first team to hit 175 or more yards rushing in seven straight games since the 1985 Chicago Bears.
– Tuesday’s NFL results:
LA Rams to Seattle 20-10
Philadelphia to Washington 27-17
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