Phil Dawson

Rams special teams shine in win over Cardinals

Much has been made of the offensive eruption of second-year quarterback Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams under first-year coach Sean McVay.

And people already knew the Rams' defense was good.

Add special teams to Los Angeles' strengths, as evidenced by that unit's performance in Sunday's 32-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Michael Brockers blocked Phil Dawson's try for a 45-yard field goal that would have cut the Los Angeles lead to seven points early in the fourth quarter. Earlier, the Rams blocked an extra point.

In the third quarter, there was a 70-yard punt by Johnny Hekker from the Rams 9 followed shortly by Pharoh Cooper's 30-yard punt return...