Rams vs. Falcons: Los Angeles fends off epic comeback bid in 31-27 win at SoFi Stadium

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INGLEWOOD, California (KABC) — The Rams took a big early lead against the Falcons on Sunday, but then had to rely on their defense to prevent Atlanta from making an epic comeback that sent some fans serious deja vu.

At one point, the Rams took a 28-3 lead over the Falcons. That score is, of course, infamous in NFL history as Atlanta’s lead over the Patriots in Super Bowl LI before New England’s Tom Brady led an astonishing fourth quarter comeback that ended in an overtime win.

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The Falcons had a chance to turn history around on Sunday when they blocked a punt and forced a fumble en route to a comeback bid that put them 31-25, with the ball in their possession and just over 3 minutes left. to go.

But with just over a minute to go, Jalen Ramsey made a jumping interception in the end zone to prevent Marcus Mariota from leading what could have been one of the greatest – and ironic – comebacks of all time in NFL history. .

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Ramsey’s play made it 31-25. The Rams took an intentional safety and gave Atlanta the ball back at 50 with 6 seconds left. But Rams defenders pressured Mariota, sacked him and forced a fumble recovered by Aaron Donald to seal the 31-27 win.

The Rams are now 1-1 and face the Arizona Cardinals the following Sunday.

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