Then the Rams have a game at Jacksonville, where they will remain for nearly a full week before their October 22 "home" game against Arizona in London. Eight plays later 49er running back Carlos Hyde punched it in from one yard out and bringing the score to 41-39, Rams.
If you like watching games that 69 minutes and 28 seconds without a touchdown, this one was for you. The game started slow for both sides, but Dallas QB Dak Prescott took over the game after his 2nd quarter TD run that sparked the Cowboys team. But the Cardinals would answer.
The win was Arizona's second overtime triumph this season - it's the first time they've had two extra-time wins in the same season since 2011, when they went 4-0 in such contests. The team also has plenty of motivation with a challenging schedule ahead.
Through the first month of the 2017 season, perhaps no team has more thoroughly surpassed expectations than the Los Angeles Rams.
Houston's defense got things going when Andre Hal intercepted Marcus Mariota on the game's third play.
"I think we have an identity in what we want to do", tight end Jason Wittensaid.
"In the end, the team we play against, we've got to do a better job defending", coach Bill Belichick said.
McVay's offense is showing some staying power, with 121 yards rushing and 94 receiving from Gurley and the same kind of balance Dallas showed while going 13-3 for the top seed in the NFC last season.
Todd Gurley scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 53-yard catch-and-run, and Greg Zuerlein kicked a career-high seven field goals.
Los Angeles is now an offensive juggernaut and leads the league in points scored with 107.
Los Angeles responded with Zuerlein's sixth field goal to take a 32-24 lead. The Rams held Dallas to just six points, while forcing three punts, and two turnovers (one by interception and one on downs as the Cowboys tried to rally late). Gurley has 241 yards rushing to 192 for Elliott.
He Said It: "It's only the beginning". Just give Sean McVay the Coach of the Year award right now-he's not only made the Rams (who, let's remember, were an atrocious football team last year) good, but also incredibly fun to watch.
The Indianapolis Colts won't be applying for membership in the NFC West any time soon. Their last victory was the best game as Tony Romo outdueled Austin Davis in a 34-31 win.
"I think I missed some throws in the second half that I didn't miss in the first half or that I can't miss, simply", Prescott said.
But Elliott finished with less than 100 yards rushing for the third straight game, matching his longest such drought from last season. That's when things changed. Their playoff record is dead even at 4-4. Keeping his feet and avoiding the rush on one of the nicer spin moves you'll see, he found Dez Bryant wide open in the middle of the field for an 18-yard completion. "Can't say enough about our offensive coaching staff and their ability to prepare those players for some of the looks". Because in that first half, the Rams "D" was just atrocious.
Well you don't have to be a genius to figure out why the Cowboys got stunned 35-30 by the Los Angeles Rams Sunday afternoon. This means it is crucial for the Cowboys to establish the run game properly. The Rams are also getting standout special-teams play with Greg Zuerlein kicking a franchise-record seven field goals Sunday and the Rams having an average start drive of their own 33.8, best in the National Football League, a field position battle that is aided greatly by the punting of Bothell High grad Johnny Hekker. Zuerlein is a flawless 14-for-14 on field goal attempts this season.