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Halftime Notes - Rams vs. Colts

Check out in-game photos from the Rams' season opener against the Colts at the Coliseum.

LOS ANGELES — The Rams got off to a hot start both on offense and defense, and take a 27-3 lead into halftime.


Cornerback Trumaine Johnson got the Rams' defense off to a hot start with a touchdown on the Colts' first possession.

After a short run, and a tackle for loss by lineman Tyrunn Walker, Indianapolis was left with 3rd-and-10. Covering wide receiver T.Y. Hiton one-on-one, Johnson undercut what looked like a deep out route on the defense's right and picked off the pass. From that point, Johnson was all alone down the sideline and ran it in for Los Angeles' first touchdown of 2017.


Trumaine Johnson forced his second turnover of the first quarter just before the period ended.

On 2nd-and-8 from the Indianapolis 25, Hilton made a reception moving from the defense's left to right on a crossing route. Hilton tried to stop and juke Johnson to gain extra yards, but the cornerback reached in and jarred the ball loose for a fumble. Then Johnson dove on the ball to give the Rams an extra possession.

Johnson had an outstanding first half with an interception, two passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.


The Rams got off to a fast start offensively, using a no-huddle offense to advance down the field.

Los Angeles' first possession began with a two-yard run by running back Todd Gurley, after which the Rams went right back to the line of scrimmage. Quarterback Jared Goff completed a short pass to Sammy Watkins, which the wideout took for 13 yards on the next play, and followed that with a midrange pass to wideout Robert Woods for 21 yards.

The no huddle continued, with the Rams getting off the following snap with about 25 seconds left on the play clock. The ensuing play, however, was an incomplete pass.

Though Los Angeles' drive stalled, the home team was able to get points on its first possession with a 50-yard field goal by kicker Greg Zuerlein.


L.A. used a five-play, 69-yard drive to extend their lead, buoyed by a pair of outstanding receptions by rookie receivers.

First wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught a 24-yard pass on a deep crossing route. The pass was nearly out of reach, but the Eastern Washington product tipped the ball up to himself and reeled it in on the left side.
A play later, tight end Gerald Everett dove to catch a 39-yard pass on the left sideline, giving the Rams 1st-and-goal at the Colts six-yard line.

A pair of Gurley runs later, the Rams had a touchdown and a 17-3 lead.


Kupp brought in a strike from Goff midway through the second quarter for the quarterback's first touchdown pass of the season.

On 3rd-and-6 from the Indianapolis 18, Kupp ran what looked like a post route from the left side of the formation and hauled in a laser-like pass from Goff for the score.

Goff finished the first half 13-of-19 passing for 195 yards and a touchdown. Kupp had three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown.

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