Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

CIN
10
LAR
24
FINAL
1234T
CIN 0100010
LAR 3147024

Game Information
Location: Wembley Stadium London,
Attendance: 83,720

LONDON (AP) Jared Goff and Cooper Kupp had been waiting more than a month to pull off that trick play.

When the chance finally came, they executed it perfectly.

Goff hit Kupp for a 65-yard touchdown pass on a double reverse flea-flicker on Sunday, treating the London crowd to a highlight-reel play as the Los Angeles Rams beat the winless Cincinnati Bengals 24-10 at Wembley Stadium.

For Kupp, it was one of several highlights on a day when he caught seven passes for a career-high 220 yards. But none had a bigger impact on the game as it put the Rams (5-3) ahead for good, 17-10 in the second quarter.

"We've been trying to run that for a few weeks now," Goff said of the flea-flicker. "I joke about it (with the coaches), we don't run any trick plays. That was the first and best one we've ever had. And it was a good one. Maybe we can talk Sean (McVay) into doing a few more now."

McVay, the Rams head coach, said they've had the play drawn up since running a double reverse against the Browns on Sept. 23. Goff said McVay called the same play last week during a win over the Falcons, but that they "thought better of it" that time.

But this time it worked perfectly, albeit with a bit of luck.

Wide receiver Robert Woods ran a reverse and tossed the ball back to Goff, who then hit Kupp along the right sideline. The receiver benefited from corner B.W. Webb falling down as he tried to make a play on the ball.

"I thought I was going to get whacked on it. But he fortunately lost his footing," Kupp said. "Jared did a great job of throwing the ball into that window."

Kupp also made a 40-yard catch at the start of the third quarter but didn't have another grab for the final 27 minutes of the game. He already had a career high by halftime, with 165 yards.

"Something like that only comes about when you have 11 guys on offense executing and doing what they're supposed to do," Kupp said.

Goff went 17 of 31 for 372 yards, 273 of which came in the first half.

It was a second straight win for the Rams (5-3) in London, where they blanked the Arizona Cardinals 33-0 on their previous visit in 2017.

Cincinnati fell to 0-8 for the first time since 2008 and looked no closer to finding a first win under first-year head coach Zac Taylor - a former assistant to Sean McVay with the Rams.

"Another tough one," Taylor said. "Feels like I'm a broken record a little bit."

The Bengals managed to keep it close in the first half, mainly thanks to a much-improved run game. But trailing 17-10 near the end of the second quarter, they missed a chance to cut the halftime deficit to four points when Andy Dalton was sacked on third-and-10 at the 30-yard line, taking them out of field-goal range.

Todd Gurley added a 3-yard rushing touchdown to put Los Angeles up 24-10 early in the third quarter as the Rams earned their first win over the Bengals since 2003. They had lost the previous three meetings.

The Rams came up with a stop on fourth-and-goal from the 6-yard line with five minutes left in the fourth quarter to thwart any hopes of a comeback by the Bengals. Auden Tate thought he had caught a touchdown with 4 seconds remaining, but the pass was ruled incomplete after a review.

Dalton finished 32 of 52 for 329 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mixon to tie the game at 10-10 in the second quarter.

"I feel like we were right in this game for the majority of the game," Dalton said. "There's been nothing from this team that has gone in the tank, given up."

BEAT THEM ALL

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who spent his first 11 NFL seasons with the Bengals, became the 12th player to earn a victory as a starter against all 32 NFL teams.

NOT ALL BAD

The only positive for the Bengals is that they may finally have found a running game. Cincinnati entered the game last in the league in rushing but finished with 104 yards on the ground. Of those, 47 came on the 75-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter - including Mixon converting a fourth-and-1 on their 45.

Mixon finished with 66 rushing yards, while Giovani Bernard had 31.

INJURIES

Rams: Wide receiver Brandin Cooks left the game in the first quarter with a concussion after taking an early helmet-to-helmet hit. Cooks was tackled by Jessie Bates III when trying to catch a pass from Jared Goff on the Rams opening drive.

Bengals: Left tackle Cordy Glenn and wide receiver A.J. Green were both inactive again. Glenn and Green have yet to play this season but took part in practice on a limited basis this week. Glenn missed the first six games with a concussion and was suspended for last week's game against Jacksonville. Green is still recovering from ankle surgery during training camp.

UP NEXT

Bengals: After a bye week, Cincinnati hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 10.

Rams: Los Angeles gets a week off, then plays at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 10.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Rams
06:41 Greg Zuerlein 23 yd FG 0 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Rams
14:57 Randy Bullock 28 yd FG 3 3
10:43 Josh Reynolds 31 yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick) 3 10
05:18 Joe Mixon 1 yd pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick) 10 10
03:57 Cooper Kupp 65 yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick) 10 17

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Rams
10:14 Todd Gurley II 3 yd run (Greg Zuerlein kick) 10 24

Team Stats
  Cincinnati Los Angeles
1st Downs 24 19
Total Yards 401 470
Passing 297 372
Passing Completions/Attempts 32-52 17-31
Yards/Pass 5.2 12.0
Rushing 104 98
Rushing Attempts 22 26
Yards/Rush 4.7 3.8
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 32:43 27:17

Cincinnati Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Andy Dalton 32 52 329 6.3 1 0

Los Angeles Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jared Goff 17 31 372 12.0 2 0

Cincinnati Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Joe Mixon 17 66 3.9 0 13
Giovani Bernard 3 31 10.3 0 25
Andy Dalton 1 4 4.0 0 4
Tyler Boyd 1 3 3.0 0 3

Los Angeles Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Darrell Henderson Jr. 11 49 4.5 0 15
Todd Gurley II 10 44 4.4 1 20
Robert Woods 4 6 1.5 0 6
Josh Reynolds 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Cincinnati Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Alex Erickson 6 97 16.2 0 52
Tyler Eifert 6 74 12.3 0 27
Tyler Boyd 6 65 10.8 0 22
Auden Tate 5 65 13.0 0 27
Giovani Bernard 2 14 7.0 0 11
Joe Mixon 4 11 2.8 1 4
C.J. Uzomah 1 4 4.0 0 4
Stanley Morgan 1 3 3.0 0 3
Andy Dalton 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4

Los Angeles Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Cooper Kupp 7 220 31.4 1 65
Josh Reynolds 3 73 24.3 1 31
Robert Woods 2 36 18.0 0 31
Darrell Henderson Jr. 2 20 10.0 0 14
Gerald Everett 2 15 7.5 0 11
Tyler Higbee 1 8 8.0 0 8
Brandin Cooks 0 0 0.0 0
Todd Gurley II 0 0 0.0 0
Mike Thomas 0 0 0.0 0

Cincinnati Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jessie Bates III 7 0 0 0
Shawn Williams 5 1 0 0
Tony McRae 4 1 0 0
Preston Brown 3 1 0 0
Carlos Dunlap 3 0 0 0
Nick Vigil 3 2 0 0
Anthony Zettel 3 0 0 0
Andrew Brown 2 0 0 0
B.W. Webb 2 0 0 0
Geno Atkins 1 0 0 0
Sam Hubbard 1 1 0 0
Germaine Pratt 1 0 0 0
Renell Wren 1 0 0 0
William Jackson III 0 0 0 0
LaRoy Reynolds 0 0 0 0

Los Angeles Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Taylor Rapp 9 3 0 0
Marqui Christian 6 0 0 0
Jalen Ramsey 6 1 0 0
Eric Weddle 6 0 0 0
Michael Brockers 4 1 0.5 4
Cory Littleton 4 4 0.5 3
Dante Fowler Jr. 3 1 1.5 13
Aaron Donald 3 0 1 3
Troy Hill 3 0 0 0
Samson Ebukam 2 1 0 0
Darious Williams 2 0 0 0
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo 1 1 1.5 8
Morgan Fox 1 0 0 0
Sebastian Joseph-Day 1 0 0 0
Nickell Robey-Coleman 1 0 0 0
Kenny Young 0 0 0 0

Cincinnati Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Los Angeles Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Los Angeles Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
JoJo Natson 1 14 14.0 0 14

Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 1 0 0.0 0 0

Los Angeles Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

Cincinnati Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Randy Bullock 1 1 100.0 28

Los Angeles Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Greg Zuerlein 1 1 100.0 23

Cincinnati Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Kevin Huber 5 208 51

Los Angeles Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Johnny Hekker 5 222 56