The Los Angeles Rams suffered a devastating 43-35 loss at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 10. The Eagles advance to 11-2 and retains league-wide supremacy, while the Rams drop to 9-4. They do stay on top of the NFC West with a Seahawk loss.
The most talked about battle was of Jared Goff versus Carson Wentz. They didn’t disappoint, but Wentz clearly won the matchup earning 291 yards and four touchdowns. Goff compiled only 199 yards and two touchdowns. Wentz’s only blemish came on the first drive when his pass was deflected and intercepted by Kayvon Webster. This later set up 2-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley.
The Eagles retaliated with back-to-back touchdown drives to take the lead 14-7 late in the first quarter. Wentz found ways to spread the ball around; Torrey Smith, Trey Burton, Nelson Aghorlor and Alshon Jeffrey each recorded five receptions or more. Thanks to Philadelphia’s passing display, the Rams found themselves trailing 24-14 at halftime.
The Rams made some defensive adjustments and came out the second half scoring two touchdowns in 98 seconds after a blocked punt by Michael Thomas to take the lead 28-24. The lead changed several times, but the field goal Jake Elliot field goal with 3:50 left in the game sealed the game at 37-35, Eagles. The final drive Rams drive, the Eagles recovered a fumble for a touchdown to add insult to injury.
The Rams have another tough game on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. Kickoff begins at 1:05 p.m. PT on Sunday, December 17.