LA Rams end New England Patriots' record NFL streak
The Los Angeles Rams were finally able to celebrate a victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Rams ended their six-game losing streak against the New England Patriots thanks to a convincing 24-3 victory in the NFL.
Patriots' streak butted by the Rams
Not since 2001 had the Rams trumped the Patriots, suffering Super Bowl defeats in 2002 and 2019, with a minus-92 point differential and minus-eight turnover margin during that run.
But the in-form Rams (9-4) finally celebrated a victory over the Patriots in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The result snapped New England's NFL record streak of 17 consecutive seasons with double-digit wins – the Patriots fell to 6-7 with three games remaining.
Jared Goff was 16-of-25 passing for 137 yards, one touchdown and an interception, while the Rams quarterback rushed for another TD on four carries and 11 yards.
Patriots counterpart Cam Newton finished nine of 16 for 119 yards, no touchdowns and interception – a pick six – to go with seven carries and 16 yards as New England had their two-game winning run halted.
Newton was eventually withdrawn as Jarrett Stidham was introduced under center and completed five of seven passes for 27 yards.
The Rams raced out to a 10-0 lead at the end of the opening quarter and never looked back – Goff's one-yard run and a 35-yard field goal from Matt Gay setting the tone at home to the Patriots.
A 79-yard interception return via Kenny Young extended the Rams' lead early in the second period before Nick Folk converted a 29-yard field goal to ensure the Patriots entered half-time with some points on the board.
It was bleak for the Patriots as the Rams continued their dominance in the third quarter – Goff's pass to Cooper Kupp putting the game beyond reach with less than two minutes remaining in the third, the final score of the contest.
The third quarter also saw Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald sack Newton to surpass Von Miller (83.5) for the fourth-most sacks in a player's first seven seasons since individual sacks were tracked in 1982.
Meanwhile, Rams team-mate Cam Akers became the fourth youngest player in NFL history to rush for 170-plus yards in a game, per Stats Perform.
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