The Rams answered the Lions’ opening score with one of their own to tie the game, 7-7.
Kenny Britt sat in a hole in the Lions secondary as quarterback Case Keenum rolled out to his right side, drawing the defenders in his direction. Britt stepped left to catch a pass from Keenum and spun through two tacklers to the end zone for the score.
The drive began with a 15-yard gain by running back Todd Gurley, who carried the ball three more times on the drive for another 14 yards.
Gurley went untouched for several yards on each carry.
Then, of course, the Rams went to their traditional screen-pass play to Tavon Austin on their second play for a short gain. Gurley picked up a first down with a seven-yard run before the Rams got lucky on a tipped pass.
The Lions got their hands up and batted a Case Keenum pass into the air, but the Rams got lucky there was no one there to catch it.
A nine-yard reception by Brian Quick set up a third and one at the Lions’ 27 for Gurley, who again converted.
Keenum went to Britt on the next pass for a five-yard gain, which set up the touchdown grab.