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Rams beat Seahawks after late NFL surge

Matthew Stafford threw two second-half touchdown passes to Cooper Kupp as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks in a 20-10 NFL win.

The Rams (10-4) won their third game in a row and moved into a tie with Arizona for first place in the NFC West.

The Seahawks (5-9) had a two-game winning streak snapped and their wildcard playoff hopes dimmed even further.

They are assured of a losing record for the first time in Russell Wilson’s 10 seasons.

The Rams broke a 10-all tie on Kupp’s 29-yard touchdown reception with 10 minutes 48 seconds remaining, capping an eight-play, 88-yard drive.

It seemed the Seahawks were going to get good field position when the Rams’ third-and-12 play from their own 10 came up short, but Seattle cornerback Blessuan Austin was called for holding Kupp before the pass was thrown.

That gave the Rams an automatic first down, and they moved quickly down the field for the go-ahead score.

Matt Gay added a 35-yard field goal with 1:51 left to clinch the victory.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as the hosts Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Washington Football Team 27-17.

Hurts, who completed 20 of 26 passes for 296 yards, played for the first time in more than three weeks. He had been recuperating from a sprained ankle.

Miles Sanders gained 131 yards on 18 carries and Dallas Goedert caught seven passes for 135 yards for the Eagles (7-7), who remain in playoff contention following their second straight win.

Garrett Gilbert, signed Friday off the New England Patriots’ practice squad, started at quarterback for the Washington Football Team.

It was just the second NFL start for Gilbert, who finished 20 of 31 for 194 yards.

Washington quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen stayed on the COVID list, along with numerous teammates.

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