LA Rams eke out victory over Seahawks in first regular season home game

Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks does not complete the pass against Trumaine Johnson #22 of the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Ram celebrates after the Rams defeat the Seahawks 9-3.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Greg Zuerlein kicks a field goal to make it 9 to 3 in the fourth quarter of the game.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Quarterback Case Keenum #17 of the Los Angeles Rams fakes a hand off to Todd Gurley #30 during the second quarter of the game.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Alec Ogletree of the Los Angeles Rams tackles quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams rushes for a first down during the second quarter of the game.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Cassius Marsh of the Seattle Seahawks reacts to a face mask call on his sack during the fourth quarter of the game.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs before the Los Angeles Rams home opening NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Quarterback Case Keenum high fives fans as he leaves the field after his team's 9-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Greg Robinson greets fans after his team's 9-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks argues a call in the fourth quarter of the home opening NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams.
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Eugene Sims celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game.
Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates as he leaves the field after his team's 9-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
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The final score wasn't glorious but it was a win. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 9-3 in their first home game of the 2016-2017 season. It was also the first regular season game in Los Angeles since 1994.

The victory didn't come easy.

After the Red Hot Chili Peppers played a pregame set and CeeLo Green sang the national anthem, the Rams took the field in blue and gold throwback uniforms. The team scored its first points of the season early on with a field goal by Greg Zuerlein.

His foot would prove crucial. Zuerlein kicked two more field goals, including a 47-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Penalties slowed down the game for a crowd of more than 90,000 people at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, reports Newsday. But after two games, the Rams are still without a touchdown.

For some local football fans, the win was a sweet kickoff to the season. For others, it was bittersweet. In Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, the Rams faced a Southern California favorite. 

Carroll led the USC football team for eight winning seasons before returning to the NFL. During his tenure, the Trojans won 67 of 74 games and two national championships.

After last week's 28-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Rams were the underdogs in this matchup with multiple betting sites predicting a 20-13 loss for the Rams. The low-scoring game didn't come close to those numbers, but it was a win.