The battle for SoFi Stadium took place on Saturday night, pitting the Los Angeles Rams against the Los Angeles Chargers. Though not many starters for either teams could be found, the Chargers took the win and some bragging rights for at least a year with a 13-6 victory.
The Chargers opened up with a 21 play drive that scorched nearly 10 minutes off the clock but only led to three points after the Rams’ defense held Chase Daniels and co. at the end zone. After a less than inspiring couple of series from Rams QB Devlin Hodges, Bryce Perkins came into relieve him halfway through the second quarter and threw a strike to rookie WR Trishton Jackson for six.
A field goal from Chargers Michael Badgley would end the second half leaving the score tied 6-6.
Coming back from the half Chargers’ Chase Daniels would be replaced by QB Easton Stick who would lead his team to their first touchdown of the game that was capped by a one-yard rush by running back Darius Bradwell.
Hodges would take over the offense once more in the fourth quarter where he would drive the Rams to the red zone for the second time of the game. On fourth and goal at the five yard line to potentially tie the game, Hodges rolled right and attempted a pass to wide receiver Jeremiah Haydel but it would go the opposite way to the open arms of defensive back John Brannon.
john brannon said gimme that ‼️— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) August 15, 2021
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McVay would not use any of his last three timeouts at the end of the game and let the clock run down, leading to a final score of 13-6, the victory going to the Chargers.
The Los Angeles Rams will move on to their second preseason game next week on Saturday, August 21st at 7:00 PM against the Las Vegas Raiders.