Jared Goff threw for 372 yards and two touchdowns, and Cooper Kupp had 220 yards receiving and one score as the Los Angeles Rams earned a 24-10 victory Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals at London's Wembley Stadium.
Todd Gurley rushed for a touchdown as the Rams (5-3) won for the second consecutive week after a three-game losing streak. The Rams won their second straight game in London and are 2-1 in England over the past four seasons.
Andy Dalton passed for 329 yards and one touchdown as the Bengals (0-8) remained one of two winless teams in the NFL along with the Miami Dolphins, who play Monday night at Pittsburgh. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor was a Rams assistant the past two seasons.
Kupp's first career game of at least 200 yards was highlighted by a 65-yard TD catch-and-run in the second quarter on a double-reverse pitch back to the quarterback that started when he took a flip from Goff, while in motion on the play.
Kupp handed off to Robert Woods, who pitched the ball back to Goff. Kupp then caught Goff's pass up the right sideline, breaking free after Bengals cornerback B.W. Webb slipped before he could disrupt the play. The TD broke a 10-10 tie and put Los Angeles in the lead for good.
Goff also hit wide receiver Josh Reynolds on a 31-yard TD pass early in the second quarter, as the Rams recovered from a sluggish first quarter and led 17-10 at halftime.
Dalton led the Bengals on a second-quarter TD drive, finishing it off with a 1-yard pass to Joe Mixon.
The Rams' inconsistent running game had just 83 yards on the ground before their final drive and finished with 98 yards against the Bengals' NFL-worst rushing defense, which entered having allowed 189.0 yards per game.
Gurley scored on a 3-yard TD run in the third quarter to give the Rams a 24-10 advantage and had 44 yards rushing in the game while playing sparingly in the second half. Rookie Darrell Henderson had 49 yards rushing for the Rams.
Both teams will head into their bye week. The Rams don't play at home until Nov. 17 against the Chicago Bears, going a full month without a game in their own stadium. The Bengals will search for their first victory on Nov. 10 at home against the Baltimore Ravens.
--Field Level Media