There was no late comeback for the Rams on Sunday. Just a 24-9 loss to the Redskins. St. Louis had trouble stopping Washington running back Clinton Portis who rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Portis drew first blood with a 47-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put Washington on top. The extra point from John Hall gave the Redskins a 7-0 lead. The touchdown run came on the second play of the drive.
It remained 7-0 until the second quarter, when the Rams put together an 11-play, 86-yard drive to tie the game. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick capped the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run and Jeff Wilkins extra-point tied it up. The Rams never made it back to the endzone.
The Redskins took the lead for good late in the second quarter with a 38-yard field goal to make it 10-7.
After a scoreless third quarter, Clinton Portis scored his second touchdown of the day with a one-yard dive early on in the fourth quarter, to give Washington a 17-7 advantage.
The Rams scored in the fourth, thanks to a safety, which cut it to 17-9, but that’s as close as St. Louis got the rest of the way.
Fitzpatrick finished with 163 yards passing with two interceptions. Steven Jackson had 24 yards rushing on 11 carries