OAKLAND CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams runs against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 19 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

St. Louis Rams Score 30 For First Time Since October 2008, Beat Redskins, 30-16

Sam Bradford finishes 23-for-37 with 235 yards and a touchdown. Steven Jackson leaves early with a groin injury.

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NFL Recap: St. Louis Rams Take Down Washington Redskins 30-16

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Sam Bradford tossed a touchdown and picked up his first career win in the St. Louis Rams' 30-16 victory over the Washington Redskins in a Week 3 matchup.

Bradford, the top overall pick in this year's draft, went 23-for-37 with 235 yards and an interception for the Rams (1-2), who snapped a 10-game losing streak dating back to Week 8 of last season. The win also snapped a 14-game home losing streak.

"The past two weeks we've been close but we haven't been able to put them away," said Bradford. "To be able to win the way we did tonight is great. We've put in a lot of long work here and it's very satisfying."

Steven Jackson had a 42-yard touchdown run, but left the game in the second quarter with a groin injury. Josh Brown connected on three field goals in the final quarter.

"It was a very gratifying win," said St. Louis head coach Steve Spagnuolo. "I told the team any win in the NFL is good, but when you can rise above adverse situations it makes it even sweeter. We're battling through a lot of injuries right now, but the guys came up big."

Donovan McNabb went 19-for-32 with 236 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Redskins (1-2), who have dropped their past two after opening the season with a win over Dallas. Santana Moss had six catches for 124 yards and a score, but also lost a fumble.

Trailing by a point to start the second half, Washington began the frame with the ball and got a 56-yard catch from Moss to start the drive. It stalled at the three-yard line and Graham Gano's 21-yard field goal gave the team a 16-14 lead a bit less than 2 1/2 minutes in.

The Rams, though, responded with a 5 1/2 minute march that went 12 plays and covered 74 yards, with Kenneth Darby's 12-yard run up the middle into the end zone giving St. Louis a 21-16 lead with 7:15 left in the third.

With a drive that spanned the third and fourth quarters, the Rams tacked on three points to their lead as Brown's 37-yard field goal gave the team a 24-16 cushion with 11 1/2 minutes to play in the final quarter.

Washington was held to a three-and-out on its next touch and St. Louis took over at its own 48. The team covered 41 yards over the nine plays to eat up 4 1/2 minutes of clock time and a 29-yard field goal from Brown made it a 27-16 game with 4:22 to play.

McNabb was picked off by Bradley Fletcher on the third play of Washington's next drive and the Rams got a 36-yard field goal from Brown with 1:44 to play to seal the win.

St. Louis started the game with the ball and put it into the end zone just 3:29 in as Jackson took a handoff to the right, cut through the middle and raced into the end zone from the left side on a 42-yard score.

Moss fumbled a reception on Washington's ensuing touch and James Butler returned it 49 yards to the Washington three-yard line. Two plays later, Bradford found Daniel Fells in the right corner of the end zone for a 14-0 lead with 8:48 left in the first.

Gano's 29-yard field goal early in the second quarter got Washington on the board to make it a 14-3 game.

The ensuing kickoff was fumbled, giving Washington the ball at the St. Louis 21. On the next play, McNabb rolled to the right and threw back to his left for Moss, who was wide open in the end zone to make it a 14-10 game moments after the field goal.

After forcing St. Louis to punt, Washington went 56 yards in eight plays and got a 24-yard field goal from Gano to make it a one-point game with 7 1/2 minutes left in the half.

The Rams marched down the field on their next possession and got into scoring range, but Brown's 21-yard field goal attempt was blocked and it was a one- point game at the break.

Darby finished the game with 49 yards on 14 carries...Mark Clayton had five catches for 85 yards for St. Louis...Washington had won four of the previous six meetings coming into the game and still leads the series, 23-11-1...The Redskins play against the Eagles next Sunday in McNabb's return to Philadelphia...St. Louis hosts Seattle next Sunday.


St. Louis Rams Update: Josh Brown Ices Washington Redskins With 36-Yard Field Goal; Rams Lead 30-16

St. Louis Rams kicker Josh Brown put the finishing touches on the team’s first win of the season with a 36-yard field goal that put the Rams ahead of the Washington Redskins with just 1:44 to play. After Donovan McNabb’s fourth quarter interception Sam Bradford and the Rams’ backup running backs ran down some clock and got the offense within striking distance.

The kick was Brown’s third field goal in four tries; his first one was blocked.


NFL Update: St. Louis Rams Chew Up Clock, Add Six Points In Fourth Quarter

The St. Louis Rams have taken a 27-16 lead over the Washington Redskins with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, thanks to some gutsy play-calling from Steve Spagnuolo, some solid passing from Sam Bradford, and—most directly—two field goals from Josh Brown.

The centerpiece of the drive was a 4th-and-1 call from Spagnuolo near midfield; backup running back Kenneth Darby pushed through for the first down, and on the next play Bradford and wide receiver Mark Clayton took the Rams 30 yards to the Redskins’ 11.


NFL Update: Sam Bradford Leads St. Louis Rams Downfield For Score, Rams Lead Redskins 21-16

Sam Bradford completed five passes for 61 yards to set up a 12-yard Kenneth Darby touchdown run, scoring the Rams’ first points since the first quarter and giving his winless squad a 21-16 lead in the third quarter.

After a slow start Bradford is now 17-for-29 with 150 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.


NFL Update: Washington Redskins Held To Field Goal After Long Pass, Lead 16-14

The St. Louis Rams allowed the Washington Redskins deep into their own territory with a 56-yard pass from Donovan McNabb to Santana Moss, but after stuffing Clinton Portis on the two-yard-line the Redskins came away from the drive with their third field goal of the day.

Scoreless since the first quarter, the Rams trail the Redskins 16-14 with 13 minutes remaining in the third. .


NFL Halftime Update: St. Louis Rams Unable To Capitalize On Long Drive To Red Zone, Go Into Second Half Up 14-13

The St. Louis Rams were unable to capitalize on a drive that lasted more than seven minutes to close the first half of their week three matchup with the Washington Redskins.

Sam Bradford’s 8-for-10 performance was wasted after backup running back Keith Toston was pushed back twice on the Redskins’ one yard line. On fourth down Josh Brown's 21-yard field goal attempt was blocked. 

The Rams go into the second half at the Edward Jones Dome ahead 14-13.


St. Louis Rams Repel Another Redskins Advance; Lead Cut To 14-13

In the early minutes of the second quarter the Washington Redskins continue to chip away at the Rams’ early lead. Graham Gano kicked a 24-yard field goal, his second of the afternoon, to cut it to 14-13.

Run defense proved to be the Rams’ achilles heel on the drive that led up to the field goal; Ryan Torain and Donovan McNabb picked up rushing plays of 36 and 26 yards to neutralize Donnie Jones’s long punt.


NFL Update: Mardy Gilyard's Fumble Opens Door For Redskins, Rams Lead Cut To 14-10

Rookie St. Louis Rams receiver Mardy Gilyard fumbled a kickoff return following a Redskins field goal, leading to a Donovan McNabb touchdown pass and cutting the young Rams’ lead to 14-10 just a minute into the second quarter.

The Rams came into the quarter with a 14-0 lead.


NFL Update: St. Louis Rams Take 14-0 Lead Into Second Quarter Vs. Washington Redskins

The St. Louis Rams have taken a 14-0 lead into the second quarter against the Washington Redskins, thanks to great field position from the defense and a long touchdown run from Steven Jackson.

The Redskins enter the quarter with an excellent scoring opportunity—they stand on the Rams’ 11. Clinton Portis was their first quarter standout; he took six carries for 45 yards. Donovan McNabb was 6-for-9 with 55 passing yards.


St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins Trade Field Position In Wild First Quarter

Already up 14-0, the St. Louis Rams continued to apply pressure to the Washington Redskins in St. Louis, blocking a punt to take over at the Washington Redskins’ 26 yard-line in the second half of the first quarter. It was the Redskins’ second turnover within their territory.

But the Rams couldn’t take advantage—on their first play from scrimmage Sam Bradford threw an interception, and the Redskins’ offense resumed play at their own 20.


St. Louis Rams Update: Sam Bradford Connects With Daniel Fells After Redskins Fumble, Rams Lead 14-0

After James Butler recovered a Santana Moss fumble, Sam Bradford and tight end Daniel Fells connected for a short touchdown pass, staking the St. Louis Rams to an early 14-0 lead.

Bradford deked the defense with a run for the end zone, leaving Fells open in the back corner.


NFL Update: Steven Jackson Breaks 42-Yard Touchdown Run, St. Louis Rams Lead 7-0

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson cut short talk about his gimpy knee Sunday afternoon, breaking off a 42-yard touchdown run on the Rams’ first drive of their week three game against the Washington Redskins.

The Rams took an early 7-0 lead on the play. Rookie quarterback Sam Bradford was 2-3 with 13 passing yards in that abbreviated first drive.

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