Rams defeat Patriots for the first-time since 2001

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Rams defeated the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football. The Rams won 24-3 over the Patriots at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

This was a rematch of the Super Bowl from the 2018 NFL season. The Patriots won the low-scoring Super Bowl with a 13-3 win over the Rams.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp makes a touchdown reception against the New England Patriots
Cooper Kupp makes a touchdown reception against the New England Patriots (Photo by the Los Angeles Rams/Instagram)

With the win by the Rams, the Patriots now lead the all-time series 9-6. The win by Los Angeles snapped a six-game losing streak in the all-time series.

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In fact, their last win over the Patriots came when the team was in St. Louis. They won 24-17 on November 18, 2001.

With the win, the Rams improved to 9-4 on the season. They are now 5-1 at home this season.

The loss dropped the Patriots to 6-7 on the season. Their two-game win streak was snapped with this loss.

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New England is now 2-5 on the road this season.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff went 16 of 25 for 137 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Cam Akers had 19 carries for 171 yards. Tyler Higbee had two receptions for 34 yards.

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According to the Rams, Akers had the most rushing yards in a game by a rookie in team history since 1993.

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton went 9 of 16 for 119 yards. He also had one interception.

Jarrett Stidham — who came in when Newton was benched — went 5 of 7 for 27 yards.

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Damien Harris had 11 carries for 50 yards. N’Keal Harry had three receptions for 49 yards.

Goff had a rushing touchdown for the Rams. Cooper Kupp also had one touchdown reception.

Kenny Young also had a 79-yard interception returned for a touchdown. Matt Gay also made a field goal.

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Patriots kicker Nick Folk made a field goal.

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