St. Louis' long takeaway drought ended spectacularly in the desert.
For five games, the Rams failed to force a single opponent turnover. Then on Sunday, they intercepted rookie Ryan Lindley four times in his first NFL start. Janoris Jenkins took two of them back for touchdowns in St. Louis' 31-17 victory over Arizona, the Cardinals' seventh loss in a row.
''I knew eventually they were going to come,'' Rams safety Quintin Mikell said, ''and they came in a big way today.''
No NFL rookie since 1960 and no Rams rookie ever accomplished what Jenkins did with his two TD returns.
''I'm glad I broke it,'' Jenkins said when told of his franchise first. ''I feel good, but I have to keep playing and strive for something better than turnovers.''
Jenkins' returns of 36 and 39 yards emphatically ended the Rams' streak of five straight games without an opponent turnover.
The talented defender had slipped ...