Matt Jones, a third-round draft pick out of Florida, scored two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins past the Rams, 24-10. Jones scored on runs of 39 yards in the first quarter, and three late in the fourth quarter.
The Rams were held to 62 yards rushing on the ground as they fell behind 17-0 at the half. St. Louis was also 2-12 on third down conversions.
Nick Foles was 17 for 32 for 150 yards, with a 40-yard score to Kenny Britt that got the Rams within 17-10 in the third quarter. That was set up after Robert Quinn knocked the ball away from Jones, causing a fumble at Washington’s 49.
The Redskins responded with a 12-play, 77-yard drive that lasted almost seven minutes in the fourth quarter and was capped by the Jones’ second touchdown.