NFC Divisional Playoff
LA Coliseum - The Rams practiced what their former coach preached.
“George Allen always said that if you can get six turnovers in a game, you’ll win it,” said Merlin Olson, one of Allen’s former charges in LA. In this case, the former Rams and current Redskins coach was absolutely right; his team lost three fumbles and threw three interceptions and the other team won the game.
Despite their inability to hold on to the ball, the Redskins were in this game until late. After the Rams drove 72 yards to a touchdown, the Redskins responded with a 35-yard Mike Bragg field goal and Moses Denson’s one-yard touchdown run to take a 10-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
In the second half, the self-destruction of the Redskins began in earnest. Olson slammed into Larry Brown, causing a fumble that led to the tying score, a 37-yard field goal by David Ray. On the ensuing kickoff, Doug Cunningham fumbled, leading to another Ray field goal and a 13-10 LA lead early in the fourth quarter.
It took one more turnover for the Rams to put it away. Linebacker Isiah Robertson stepped in front of a Sonny Jurgensen pass and ran it back all the way, 59 yards for the clinching score.