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Live In-Game Updates: FINAL: Rams 31, Falcons 27

The Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons both aim for their first win of the season.

The Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons meet at SoFi Stadium for a Week 2 matchup on Sunday afternoon. Both teams are looking to pick up their first win of the season after losses in Week 1.

The Rams (0-1) dropped an embarrassing season opener in a 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. The game was tied 10-10 headed into halftime after LA got three first-half takeaways, but that was the peak of the night for the Rams.

The offensive line was a major reason for the Rams lack of offensive production, as they only posted 10 points which included a scoreless second half. LA allowed a dominant Buffalo d-line to sack quarterback Matthew Stafford seven times, as he was bullied and bludgeoned all night long. 

Atlanta (0-1) blew a 16-point fourth-quarter lead in a 27-26 Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints at home. Quarterback Marcus Mariota and rookie receiver Drake London played well in their Falcon debuts while running back Cordarrelle Patterson carried the load in the backfield.

Keep it locked with as we provide live in-game updates and breaking news for LA's Week 2 matchup with the Falcons on Sunday. 

Live updates will appear below at kickoff.

The Falcons will receive the opening kickoff. 


The Falcons used a 13-play, 49-yard drive on the game's opening possession, but come up empty-handed after Younghoe Loo misses a 44-yard field goal. 

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TOUCHDOWN RAMS: After a nine-play, 66-yard drive, Stafford found receiver Allen Robinson for a one-yard touchdown on a goal-line fade as the Rams take an early 7-0 lead.

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Rams safety Nick Scott nearly had his first interception, but a pass interference call negated the pick as the Falcons were set up at their own 42-yard line. 

But after six plays, the Falcons drive was over after Patterson failed to convert a 4th and 2 at midfield. 

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TOUCHDOWN RAMS: Henderson Jr. bursts through the middle of the Falcons defense for an eight-yard score after an eight-play, 50-yard drive for LA.

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Mariota connects with receiver Khadarel Hodge for a 39-yard gain. Mariota followed this up a bit later when a miracle throw on fourth down that saw him complete the throw despite falling down at the start of the play. 

FIELD GOAL FALCONS: Atlanta was unable to convert on the goal line and had to settle for a 26-yard field goal from Koo.

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INTERCEPTION FALCONS: Casey Hayward picks off Stafford in the end zone after the Rams quarterback had completed his first 12 pass attempts. It ended a six-play, 52-yard drive.

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A crucial pass interference call from Rams defensive back David Long gave the Falcons. 36-yard boost down the field after the penalty yardage.

INTERCEPTION RAMS: Patterson bobbles the catch as Rams rookie Decobie Durant snags his first-career interception and returns it 51 yards to the Falcons nine-yard line. 

TOUCHDOWN RAMS: Stafford finds Cooper Kupp with a fade in the left corner of the end zone for a three-yard score. 

HALFTIME: Rams 21, Falcons 3


The Rams receive the second-half kickoff.

TOUCHDOWN RAMS: The Rams and Kupp continued their hot end to the first half with a 10-play, 75-yard drive to begin the third. Stafford found Kupp for his second score of the day on a 10-yard touchdown.

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The Falcons went three-and-out, but quickly got the ball back.

INTERCEPTION FALCONS: Stafford tosses his second pick of the game, as linebacker Mykal Walker gives the Falcons a short field at the LA 20-yard line. 

TOUCHDOWN FALCONS: Atlanta uses the short field after the pick to get their first touchdown, as Mariota finds rookie receiver Drake London for his first NFL score. The Rams lead shrunk to 28-10.

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END OF FOURTH: Rams 28, Falcons 10

FIELD GOAL RAMS: LA's 13-play, 76-yard drive stalls at the goal line, as the Rams have to settle for a 20-yard field goal by kicker Matt Gay. Rams lead 31-10.

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TOUCHDOWN FALCONS: Mariota finds receiver Olamide Zaccheaus for an 11-yard score to cut LA's lead to 31-17

TOUCHDOWN FALCONS: Atlanta blocks LA's and returns it for a touchdown, as linebacker Lorenzo Carter runs it in for the score to make it a 31-25 game after a successful two-point conversion. 

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FUMBLE RECOVERY FALCONS: Right after the blocked-punt touchdown, Stafford found Kupp for a 13-yard completion, but he was stripped of the ball after the catch as the Falcons got possession back. 

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INTERCEPTION RAMS: Jalen Ramsey comes up with the game-sealing interception of Mariota in the end zone. The Rams took a strategical safety to make it a 31-27 lead before punting with six seconds left. 

FINAL: Rams 31, Falcons 27


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