National Football League
L.A. Rams 37, Philadelphia 19
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 20, 2020
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 62°
Head Official: Brad Allen
Attendance: 0

Tyler Higbee caught three touchdown passes from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams recovered after nearly coughing up a three-score lead to beat the host Philadelphia Eagles 37-19 on Sunday.

Los Angeles (2-0) jumped out to a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter on the second of Higbee's career-high three scoring grabs. The tight end matched his touchdown total from the entire 2019 season in Sunday's effort.

Philadelphia (0-2) struck for two quick touchdowns before halftime to trail 21-16: a Carson Wentz goal-line carry, and a 5-yard Miles Sanders rush 35 seconds before intermission. Sanders rushed for 95 yards on 20 carries in his 2020 debut, returning from a hamstring injury.

The Eagles threatened to take the lead midway through the third quarter, but Darious Williams intercepted Wentz's would-be touchdown pass intended for J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.

Wentz finished the day 26-of-43 passing for 242 yards. He was intercepted a second time by Troy Hill late in the game.

After exchanging field goals, Goff followed a 40-yard Darrell Henderson rush with a 28-yard, rainbow-arcing pass to a streaking Higbee for the touchdown. The ensuing 12-point cushion gave Los Angeles all the breathing room it needed to hold on.

Goff completed his first 13 pass attempts on the day and finished 20-of-27 for 267 yards and the three touchdowns. Henderson rushed for 81 yards on 12 carries, and caught a 28-yard pass off of a rub route in the late fourth quarter to set himself up for his first career touchdown on the ensuing snap.

Henderson carried just three times for 6 yards in Week 1, while Malcolm Brown saw the majority of touches. Brown finished Sunday's contest with 47 yards on 11 carries.

Before three kneel-downs to end the game, Los Angeles averaged 5.4 yards on 36 carries behind a stout offensive line effort.

Philadelphia's offensive line was much more productive against Los Angeles than in Week 1, when it allowed eight sacks to Washington. The return of Lane Johnson fueled a sack-free day and helped neutralize Aaron Donald.

The Rams' five-time All-Pro defensive tackle finished with just one tackle.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
L.A. Rams   Philadelphia
Darrell Henderson Jr. Player Miles Sanders
12 Attempts 20
81 Yards 95
6.8 Avg Yards 4.8
1 Touchdowns 1
40 Long 15
L.A. Rams   Philadelphia
Cooper Kupp Player DeSean Jackson
5 Receptions 6
81 Yards 64
16.2 Avg Yards 10.7
0 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 25
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
L.A. Rams 449 191 258 5 1 2 0.0 1
Philadelphia 363 121 242 2 2 0 1.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Eagles have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • L.A. Rams will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Rams have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.