Falcons’ rally halted by late interception as Rams win

AP photo by Mark J. Terrill / Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald (99) is kept away from Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota (1) by offensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson during the first half of Sunday's game in Inglewood, Calif.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Jalen Ramsey was calm and collected Sunday afternoon, even in the maelstrom of the fourth quarter in which the Atlanta Falcons put together a late rally against his Los Angeles Rams.

While most of the 71,802 at SoFi Stadium were dreading the worst, the All-Pro cornerback knew he was going to be a deciding factor in the final minutes.

With the Falcons driving for a potential go-ahead touchdown, Ramsey picked off Marcus Mariota's pass intended for Bryan Edwards in the end zone, allowing the Rams to hold on for a 31-27 victory.

"I told my teammates it was going come back to me, and it did," Ramsey said. "I just continued to focus and do my job. That was going through my mind because in the past we pressed to make those plays.