The St. Louis Rams came up with four turnovers to give them a total of nine in their first three preseason games as they hold off the Bengals 24-21 Thursday night in Cincinnati. The first offense looked a little better with Kyle Boller at the controls, but special teams suffered a setback.
First, I’ll get special teams out of the way since there was a break down a minute into the game. After a three and out, Cincinnati returned a 49 yard touchdown. There were also two penalties on special teams and another big punt return later in the game.
Being down 7-0, Kyle Boller helped put together two scoring drives as Samkon Gado scored on a 16 yard run and then on a two yard pass from Boller in the first quarter. Boller was 14 of 20 for 96 yards with one TD.
The defense came up big with four turnovers including a 73 yard fumble recovery by James Butler that was taken in for a score and then Quincy Butler picked off a pass and went 68 yards setting up a field goal in the third quarter. The defense also forced another turnover late with Cincinnati driving late.
The Rams wrap up their preseason with the Chiefs.