Coming off their bye week the Los Angeles Rams laid a dud at home against the Carolina Panthers in Week 9, as they were defeated 13-10.
After the loss head coach Jeff Fisher decided that rookie quarterback Jared Goff was still not ready to start, so he stuck with Case Keenum in Week 10 as the Rams traveled across the country to play the New York Jets.
The Rams defense once again bailed out Keenum and the offense, as the Rams snapped their four-game losing streak by defeating the Jets 9-6, their second win this season without scoring a touchdown.
Los Angeles got on the board first on their opening drive, as Keenum found Kenny Britt three times on the drive and a 24-yard run by back-up running back Benny Cunningham set the Rams up with first-and-goal from the 1-yard line.
Instead of handing the ball of to reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley, Los Angeles handed the ball off to Cunningham and then threw it twice, failing to find the end zone on all three plays setting up a chip shot field goal for kicker Greg Zuerlein putting the Rams ahead 3-0.
After punt by both teams, the Jets and quarterback Bryce Petty, who was making his first career start, put together a 9-play, 99-yard drive. With third-and-goal from the 4-yard line the Jets through a screen pass to wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who then pitched the ball back to running back Bilal Powell, executing a hook-and-ladder to perfection as Powell walked into the end zone.
Kicker Nick Folk missed the extra point though, so the Jets led 6-3.
That score remained until late in the fourth quarter, as neither offense could get anything going. Los Angeles tied the game just before the end of the third quarter though on a 38-yard field goal by Zuerlein.
They then took the lead on another field goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the game, once again putting pressure on their defense to hold onto a 9-6 lead.
After both teams punted the Jets got the ball back down by three with just under three minutes remaining in the game.
Petty got the drive off to a good start, completing three consecutive passes taking the clock down to the two-minute warning. But on the first play after the break Petty was looking for receiver Quincy Enunwa, but didn’t see Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree as he jumped in front of the pass, intercepting it and sealing the 9-6 victory for the Rams.
Keenum complete 17-of-30 passes for 165 yards and did not turn the ball over. Britt continued his strong season as he caught seven passes for 109 yards.
Gurley once again struggled to find space to run, as he carried the ball 21 times for just 64 yards.
The win puts the Rams at 4-5 on the season, keeping them in the race for the NFC Wildcard spots while the Jets fell to 3-7 on the season.
Los Angeles hosts the Miami Dolphins next Sunday at the Coliseum at 1:05 p.m. Pacific time.