Rams DE Michael Sam sacked Browns QB Johnny Manziel in a play so impactful and retweeted so many times it nearly broke Twitter.
The St. Louis Rams defeated the Cleveland Browns 33-14 in Week 3 of the NFL preseason.
The Rams scored a field goal in the first quarter to give them a 3-0 lead and never surrendered the lead in the game as the team went on a 20-0 run to start the first half. The Browns scored a TD with 0:41 remaining in the 2nd quarter, and managed to score another one in the third quarter to make the score 23-14. But the Rams controlled the ball in the 4th quarter and added another 10 points, making the final score 33-14.
Rams QB Sam Bradford struggled passing the ball and only went 4 of 9 for 77 yards and a 74.8 passer rating before suffering a knee injury, but Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford would be fine. The running game was efficient, adding 142 total yards and a 4.2 yards/carry average.
Browns QB Brian Hoyer, fresh off of being named the starting QB for the 2014 season, went 10 of 16 for 84 yards and a TD but also committed two turnovers. Backup QB Johnny Manziel, aka Johnny Football, went 10 of 15 for 85 yards and had a rushing TD on his only scramble of the night.
But the iconic moment of the game that may be ingrained in fans minds for a long time came in the fourth quarter when Rams DE Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in NFL history, sacked Johnny Football and celebrated by flashing the “Money Manziel” hand gesture that Manziel used in 2013 after being accused of accepting payment for autograph signings. The play