The Los Angeles Rams’ season finale came against the Arizona Cardinals. Neither team had anything to gain from a victory except maybe a little pride.
The Rams received the ball first and scored on a Greg Zuerlein 47-yard field goal. The Rams’ special teams made a questionable call attempting a punt fake on fourth-and-seven deep in their own territory. They weren’t able to convert and the Cardinals capitalized after Kyler Murray found Dan Arnold for a 23-yard touchdown reception. The Cardinals captured the lead, 7-3.
The Rams had a short field to work with in the beginning of the second quarter getting the ball at midfield. They were able to march in the end zone on a 3-yard Malcolm Brown touchdown. The Rams reclaimed the lead, 10-7. Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake made a critical fumble and Taylor Rapp recovered on the Cardinals’ 8-yard line. Technically, the fumble is credited to Murray, but it was really Drake that fumbled the football. Jared Goff found Cooper Kupp for a 6-yard touchdown pass. The Rams extended their lead 17-7 with 3:49 left in the first half. A bad snap caused Murray to fumble again and Cory Littleton came up with the recovery. The Rams were lined up for another 47-yard field goal, but Zuerlein missed to keep the score at 17-7. The Cardinals capitalized by driving enough downfield for a 31-yard field goal by Zane Gonzalez. The Cardinals trimmed the lead going into halftime, 17-10.
The Cardinals began the start of the third quarter by continuing to drive the ball downfield. But a tipped ball by Travin Howard wound up in the arms of Darious Williams. The Rams were unable to make anything happen offensively. The Cardinals were able to tie the game up at 17 after Murray found Damiere Byrd for a 3-yard touchdown pass.
The Rams were able to regain the lead after Goff found Tyler Higbee for a 4-yard touchdown pass. The Rams were up 24-17 with 13:34 left in the game. The Cardinals began driving again, but Murray was picked off again, this time by Rapp. Goff found Robert Woods for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Rams a 31-17 lead with 7:52 left in the game. The Cardinals wasn’t going to go down without a fight. Drake punched it in the end zone to cut the score to 31-24. But that would become the final score.
This concludes the Rams final game of 2019, final game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and now awaits the 2020 offseason.