At least the Trojans won. It wasn’t much of a weekend for local football fans. With both the Chargers and Rams playing at home Sept. 17, we showed the world how much we missed the NFL in the 21 years it was gone: not much. At the Coliseum, 56,612 fans showed up to see the Rams look like last year’s team in a 27-20 loss to Washington. A few miles to the south, the Chargers again missed a last-second field goal and lost to the Miami Dolphins, 19-17.
They were wearing Rams uniforms, but those guys playing at the Coliseum Sept. 10 didn’t look like the Rams. At least they didn’t look like last year’s Rams, which is probably a good thing. It’s not a shock that the Rams beat the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener. After all, the Colts were playing without quarterback Andrew Luck. But the 46-9 final score was definitely a shocker. Jared Goff looked much more capable in his second season with the Rams and he has better receivers this year.
There’s a lot happening in sports this week, so this is just a bits and pieces column, starting with the Rams and Chargers and their Fight for L.A. beginning for real this week as the NFL season opens. The Chargers are very much the underdog in the Fight for L.A. The Rams played in Los Angeles for almost 50 years before moving to St. Louis and moved back here a year before the Chargers. They play in a real (if aging) NFL stadium, not a soccer stadium.
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