Defense, Jared Goff lead Rams to romp over Colts in Sean McVay’s debut

By RICH HAMMOND | rhammond@scng.com | Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — Relocated in 2016. Revitalized in 2017?

The Rams couldn’t have pre-planned a better season opener than what took place Sunday afternoon, when they got points on their first drive and never looked back in a 46-9 victory over Indianapolis at the Coliseum.

It was a shockingly dominating day for the Rams, who moved the ball well on offense, for a total of 443 yards, and were opportunistic on defense, as they returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

Lamarcus Joyner’s 29-yard touchdown return, midway through the third quarter, gave the Rams a 37-3 lead. That’s 37 points, equal to as many as the Rams scored in any full game last season.

So, Coach Sean McVay’s debut went quite well. Quarterback Jared Goff completed 21 of 29 attempts for 306 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions, and the Rams’ offensive line allowed only one sack.

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