Greg Zuerlein Scores St. Louis Rams' First Points Vs. Detroit Lions With 48-Yard Field Goal

Greg Zuerlein picked up the first field goal of his NFL career Sunday afternoon, and it was a boomer—a 48-yard field goal to put the St. Louis Rams up by a score of 3-0 vs. the Detroit Lions. Janoris Jenkins's end-zone interception of Matthew Stafford put the Rams' offense in business, and Greg The Leg, after an unforgivably dumb Brandon Gibson unnecessary roughness penalty almost put the Rams even out of Zuerlein range, showed off the form that made him the toast of the Rams' preseason and a rare drafted kicker.

Altogether the Rams find themselves with an unlikely lead vs. the high-flying Detroit Tigers. Stafford and the Lions' offense looked every bit as good as advertised on Sunday, but when he tried to find Calvin Johnson in double coverage the Rams' rookie cornerback picked off his first career pass and took it out nearly to midfield, which allowed a reasonably solid-looking Rams offense the first chance to put points on the board. Early Sam Bradford verdict: Pretty okay!

For more in-game score, fantasy, and injury updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis's Rams vs. Lions storystream.

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