ST. LOUIS (AP) -- After getting burned for an 83-yard touchdown pass on the first play, the Tennessee Titans' defense stood fast. The offense thrived without holdout Chris Johnson.
Steven Jackson was limited to 10 yards on six carries in his preseason debut and Sam Bradford had no other big plays in the first half and got banged around a bit, needing the backups to rally for a 17-16 victory over the Titans on Saturday night.
The Rams (2-0) scored 33 points in the preseason opener against the Colts but, after getting Tennessee (1-1) to bite on play action on Bradford's 83-yarder to a wide-open Brandon Gibson for a quick 7-0 lead, new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had no follow-up with the first stringers.
Josh Brown kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Rams the victory.
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