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.