Seahawks fall to the Rams 9-3 in NFL return to LA

LOS ANGELES - Greg Zuerlein kicked three field goals - the longest a 47-yarder in the fourth quarter - and the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seahawks 9-3 on Sunday that marked the return of pro football to the nation's second-largest market for the first time in nearly 22 years.

Plenty of penalties slowed down the game for the announced crowd of 91,046 on a searing day at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the Rams marked the long-awaited occasion by wearing blue-and-gold throwback uniforms for their regular-season home debut.

The Rams (1-1) are still without a touchdown after losing 28-0 at San Francisco in their season opener.

Alec Ogletree recovered a fumble by Seattle's Mark Barron at the Los Angeles 29 with 57 seconds left in the game, ending the Seahawks' last scoring bid.

Seattle racked up 10 penalties for 114 yards; the Rams had nine penalties for 78 yards.

Both teams put on a defensive slugfest, with passes getting broken up in the end zone, offensive drives ending in punts and neither quarterback airing it out much.

Seattle's Russell Wilson was 22 of 35 for 254 yards, getting sacked twice.

Zuerlein got the Rams on the board in the first quarter with a 39-yard field goal. The Seahawks (1-1) tied it on a 23-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka in the second.

Zuerlein put the Rams in front 6-3 on a 20-yarder with 1:04 left before halftime. Early in the fourth, he made it 9-3.

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