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Rams squeak past Chargers

Aug 17, 2008 - 3:07 AM By Jim Walsh PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Travis Minor's 3-yard run in the third quarter provided the only touchdown of the game as the St. Louis Rams defeated the San Diego Chargers, 7-6, on Saturday.

Minor rushed for 18 of the 71 yards the Rams covered in the 13-play drive.

Quarterback Marc Bulger had another poor start for St. Louis. The seven-year veteran, who was just 3-of-9 against Tennessee last week, completed 7-of-14 attempts for 56 yards with two interceptions.

Billy Volek started at quarterback for San Diego in place of Philip Rivers. Playing the entire first half, Volek was 5-for-7 for 58 yards.

Where the passing game was lacking, the Rams' running game showed promise, collecting 119 first-half yards.

Running backs Antonio Pittman and Brian Leonard filled in well for star Steven Jackson, who is in a contract dispute. Pittman gained 67 yards on nine carries while Leonard collected 38 yards on eight rushes.

The two backs spearheaded a 17-play 81-yard second quarter drive that stalled when Bulger's fourth-down pass to Leonard was stopped for no gain at the 2.

The Chargers took an early lead, turning first-quarter interceptions by first-round pick Antoine Carson and Cletis Gordan into Nate Kaeding field goals of 27 and 31 yards.

Cason, who on Thursday agreed to a five-year contract, also contributed three first-half tackles.

Third-round pick Jacob Hester gained 59 yards on 12 carries for the Chargers (1-1).








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    SAN DIEGO 6 0 0 0 6
    ST LOUIS 0 0 7 0 7 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 27 YD, 5:42. Drive: 6
    plays, 21 yards in 2:56. SAN DIEGO
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 31 YD, 9:09. Drive: 6
    plays, 16 yards in 3:13. SAN DIEGO
    6-0
    2ND QUARTER: NONE
    3RD

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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    SAN DIEGO 6 0 0 6
    ST LOUIS 0 0 7 7 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 27 YD, 5:42. Drive: 6
    plays, 21 yards in 2:56. SAN DIEGO
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 31 YD, 9:09. Drive: 6
    plays, 16 yards in 3:13. SAN DIEGO
    6-0
    2ND QUARTER: NO

    Aug 16 10:15 PM


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    TD STL
    TRAVIS MINOR 3 YD RUN
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 6
    ST LOUIS 7 5:46 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    SAN DIEGO 6 0 6
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 27 YD, 5:42. SAN DIEGO
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 31 YD, 9:09. SAN DIEGO
    6-0
    2ND QUARTER: NONE

    Aug 16 9:23 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    SAN DIEGO 6 6
    ST LOUIS 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 27 YD, 5:42. SAN DIEGO
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 31 YD, 9:09. SAN DIEGO
    6-0

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    NATE KAEDING 27 YD
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    Chargers 3, Rams 0  1st - 9:18Aug 16 8:20 PM
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