The Rams got off to a hot start, scoring three touchdowns in the first 20 minutes of the game to help them win handedly over the Eagles 37-19 at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon.
The victory came with a little bit of a drawback as the team’s second-round rookie running back, Cam Akers, left the game early in the first quarter with what’s being called a rib injury. In his stead, second-year player Darrell Henderson paced the backfield in yards with 72 on 10 carries and a touchdown. He also chipped in two receptions for 40 yards.
Tyler Higbee, the team’s budding star at the position, caught all three scores from Jared Goff with the first coming on the team’s initial drive of the game. The newly-extended Robert Woods was held without a catch in the first half, but he did take a handoff from Goff for a five-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter.
The Eagles got as close as 21-16 before the end of the first half but the Rams managed to pour it on late in the fourth.
On the Eagles final drive of the game, quarterback Carson Wentz was picked off cornerback Troy Hill with a little over three minutes left in the game, effectively ending what little chance Philadelphia had at a comeback attempt.