It took a couple of quarters for Cooks, the team's first-round draft pick to get going, but he finished with five receptions for 55 yards and a dynamic 25-yard touchdown in the third quarter from
Ingram, a former Heisman Trophy winner from Alabama and a 2011 first-round pick by the Saints, scored on a 22-yard run in the second quarter and looked very impressive in his lone half of action. He finished with 83 yards on just eight carries.
Griffin, who entered the game late in the first quarter, put up better numbers than
St. Louis scored its points on a 16-yard TD pass from Shaun Hill to Cory Harkey, a 24-yard scoring pass from Hill to Stedman Bailey, a 45-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein and a 15-yard TD pass from Austin Davis to Austin Franklin.
It was a solid team effort with just a few miscues. Two of those miscues happened on special teams as Graham missed a 33-yard extra point (a distance the NFL is experimenting with) and the Rams converted a punt fake in the third quarter. The team had two turnovers - the impressive interception by Long - and fourth-string QB
The Rams had a chance to win the game on a 59-yard field goal but Zuerlein's kick went left.