Saying he would play his starters into the third quarter, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher called an audible late in the second quarter, putting the reserves in after the starters jumped out to a 21-0 lead over Baltimore’s reserves. The Rams won their final preseason game 31-17.
Sam Bradford was 11 of 16 for 179 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the preseason with five TD passes, all of them at home. The Ravens committed four turnovers and Tyrod Taylor started at quarterback for Joe Flacco, and they also rested running back Ray Rice and linebacker Ray Lewis.
The Rams got solid play from a pair of rookies on the defensive side of the ball. Janoris Jenkins, a Rams starter who played into the third quarter, made it 28-0 with a 76-yard interception return for a touchdown off a pass by Curtis Painter that deflected off Bobby Rainey’s hands. Robert Quinn had a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery while stripping Taylor to set up Danny Amendola’s 7-yard score late in the first quarter. He also deflected a punt in the second quarter.