Janoris Jenkins makes history

  • Last Updated: November 26 2012, 8:03 GMT

Janoris Jenkins made history for St Louis as the Rams inflicted a seventh straight defeat on the Arizona Cardinals with a 31-17 win.

Janoris Jenkins: Returned two interceptions for touchdowns
Janoris Jenkins: Returned two interceptions for touchdowns

Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns during the 31-17 rout, with the 24-year-old the first Ram - and the first NFL rookie since 1960 - to achieve the feat.

Jenkins snaffled passes from Ryan Lindley to score from 36 and 39 yards as the Rams moved to 4-6-1 for the season.

Quarterback Sam Bradford also connected with Lance Kendricks and Chris Givens - both from 37 yards - as he completed 8-of-17 attempts for 209 yards.

"What a great game by Janoris," Rams defensive end Chris Long told Associated Press.

"I'm really proud of him. I'm happy for him. When you get one turnover for a score, your chances of winning go up exponentially, so if you get two, I don't know what the statistic is, but when you do it two times with the same player, it's pretty awesome."

Lindley endured a nightmare first start in the NFL as he was intercepted a further two times during the loss.

The draft from San Diego State did complete 31-of-52 passes for 312 yards but the interceptions proved costly.

Beanie Wells rushed for touchdowns from one and 12 yards for the Cardinals but it was all in vain.

Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week