12/21/20 INGLEWOOD, CA – Sam Darnold and the New York Jets winless this season, came into So-Fi Stadium and upset the favorite to win the Los Angeles Rams 23-20 to end their thirteen-game losing streak.
Darnold finished the game completing 22 of his 31 passes for 207-yards and one touchdown. Jared Goff completed 22 of his 34 passes for 209-yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
Cam Akers led the Rams rushing attack with 15 carries for 63-yards, and Frank Gore for the Jets 23 carries for 59-yards and one touchdown. Robert Woods was the leading receiver for the Rams with six catches for 56-yards, one touchdown, and Tyler Higbee five catches and one touchdown.
The Jets led the Rams in the first quarter 7-0 when Sam Darnold threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ty Johnson. The Rams were down 13-0 in the second quarter after the Jets kicker Sam Ficken kicked a 39-yard field goal and a 25-yard field goal.
The Rams finally got on the scoreboard after Matt Gay kicked a 45-yard field goal trailing the Jets at halftime 13-3. The Jets defensive seemed to be giving Goff a hard time connecting with his receiving core.
"Yeah, I think they did a good job defensively doing some things to prevent us from getting into that rhythm," Goff said. "I think with that being said, the bottom line we didn't execute up to our standards offensively in the first half. I thought in the second half we bounced back and played a lot better, but it was too little, too late obviously."
Frank Gore gave the Jets a 20-3 lead in the third quarter after his one-yard touchdown run. Roberts Woods scored the first touchdown for the Rams when Goff threw a 15-yard touchdown pass that making the score 20-10.
Ficken would give the Jets a 23-20 lead at the end of the quarter after he kicked a 21-yard field goal. Tyler Higbee would score the second touchdown for the Rams in the fourth quarter after catching a 3-yard touchdown pass from Goff that made the score 23-17.
The Jets defense held the Rams from scoring a touchdown and had to settle for a 42-yard field goal by Gay that made the final score of the game 23-20, allowing the Jets to get their first win (1-13), and the Rams fell to (9-5).
Darnold had plenty to be happy about as he was kneeling with the final seconds of the clock ticking down and getting his first win of the season. After the game, Darnold shared his feelings about the game.
Yeah, I mean, it's the greatest feeling in sports to be able to ice the game out and know we had it. It's the best. Just that drive alone. We knew we couldn't give it back to them and for us to be able to execute when we really needed to, that was something that we haven't done all year, and to be able to execute, and see it kind of come all into fruition, I think that was the biggest thing for us, and it was an amazing feeling.
The Rams' next game will be in Seattle to take on the (10-4) Seahawks, a must-win game for the Rams to make into the playoffs. The Jets' next game will be at home against the (10-4) Cleveland Browns. For more photos from this game click on the link below. #larams #jets #nfl #robertwoods #samdarnold #frankgore #tylerhigbee #tgsportstv1