Rams rally in 2nd half, beat Redskins 31-28

Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns and Danny

Amendola caught 16 passes for 160 yards in rallying the St. Louis

Rams to a 31-28 win over Robert Griffin III and the Washington

Redskins on Sunday.

The Rams made their comeback after coach Jeff Fisher benched

running back Steven Jackson for drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct

penalty in the second quarter.

Griffin led the Redskins (1-1) to a 21-6 lead, but the Rams

(1-1) came back thanks to the pass-catching of Amendola. The

receiver tied an NFL record 12 first-half receptions, and caught a

1-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 21-13 at the half. Bradford had

second-half scoring passes of 34 yards to Brandon Gibson and 1 yard

to Matt Mulligan.

Griffin ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third for

Washington (1-1).

The Redskins got a final shot after DeAngelo Hall recovered

running back Daryl Richardson’s fumble at the Washington 37 with

2:40 to go. Billy Cundiff, though, was wide right and well short on

62-yard field goal attempt with 1:13 left.