Broncos Nip Rams 27-26, But Austin & Ogletree Shine

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The Rams fell to 0-3 in the pre-season losing 27-26 to the Broncos in Denver on Saturday night. Despite the loss, the young Rams really shined. Tavon Austin returned a punt 81 yards to set up the Rams first TD in the opening quarter. Sam Bradford threw a three yard TD pass to Jared Cook to open the scoring at 7-0.

The Rams other top pick, Alec Ogletree also shined. Ogletree forced a fumble in the second quarter, recovered the fumble and returned it 13 yards for a score, giving the Rams a 17-7 lead at the time.

Broncos top draft pick, St. Louis Native Montee Ball scored one touchdown in the game, cutting the Rams lead to 20-17 in the third quarter. Ball, a Timberland High School alum, rushed for 43 yards in the game.

The Rams scored late in the game on a Kellen Clemens one yard TD pass to Zach Potter to cut the Denver lead to 27-26. Coach Jeff Fisher went for two to try to win and avoid overtime, but officials ruled Brian Quick’s catch of the two point conversion out of bounds.

The Rams conclude their pre-season this coming Thursday when they host the defending Super Bowl Champs, the Baltimore Ravens at the Edward Jones Dome. Coverage begins at 6:30 PM with “Rams Gameday Live” and kickoff at 7:00 PM on KTVI-Fox 2, your Home of the Rams.