The Rams (8-3) held off the New Orleans Saints (8-3) for a 26-20 victory today at the Coliseum.
It was bound to happen eventually.
The Raiders’ streak of games without an interception ended today when Oakland was the beneficiary of a few lucky bounces.
Denver Broncos second-year pro Paxton Lynch, making the third start of his career, threw a pass to tight end Virgil Green on second and goal from the 1-yard line and saw the ball carom off of his player, a defender and ultimately end up in the lap of linebacker Navarro Bowman, who was lying on the ground.
It was an unfortunate play for Lynch, and was set up by what appeared to be a 20-yard touchdown reception by running back Devontae Booker. Only a video replay determined Booker was down at the one.
The Raiders capitalized on the Broncos’ mistake, turning their first interception of the year into a nine-yard touchdown reception by receiver Amari Cooper.