Tavon Austin returned a punt 47 yards to set up Case Keenum‘s 4-yard touchdown pass to Brian Quick with 2:41 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams improved to 3-1 for the first time in a decade with a 17-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The play forced a Cardinals punt and Austin raced past would-be tacklers to the Arizona 34. A face mask penalty against Ifeanyi Momah moved the ball to the 19 and the Rams (3-1) went ahead when Quick caught a pass under tight defense for the score.
Arizona backup Drew Stanton was intercepted twice in the final minutes, including on a Hail Mary on the game’s final play.
Keenum also had a 65-yard touchdown pass to Quick in the first quarter.
Arizona took its only lead of the game 13-10 on Chandler Catanzaro‘s 21-yard field goal on the final play of the third quarter.
Arizona’s offense stumbled through most of the first half and was hearing boos from the home crowd before finally getting moving in the final two minutes.
Palmer completed 6 of 8 passes for 80 yards in 1 minute, 24 seconds. Floyd had catches of 16 and five yards after his second drop of the game brought more boos during the final drive.
The Rams took an early lead when, on third-and-seven, Keenum threw to the sidelines to Quick. Cornerback Marcus Cooper went up with the receiver but Quick came down with the ball and dashed down the sideline on the 65-yard scoring play.
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