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Rams ride 38-point first half, keep it up in 52-0 rout over hapless Raiders

  • St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, center, is congratulated by Lance Kendricks, left, and Tim Barnes after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, center, is congratulated by Lance Kendricks, left, and Tim Barnes after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason, right, runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, left, gives chase during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason, right, runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, left, gives chase during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, left, is congratulated by teammates as Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore, right, walks past after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, left, is congratulated by teammates as Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore, right, walks past after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

Tre Mason scored two long touchdowns and Shaun Hill accounted for three TDs in the St. Louis Rams' 52-0 rout over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

St. Louis had an out-of-nowhere 38-point first half that tied for second biggest in franchise history. Mason had 113 yards rushing on six carries in the half with an 89-yard score, plus a 35-yard jaunt on a screen pass that opened the scoring. Hill was 12 for 15 for 178 yards and two TDs and ran for a 2-yard score.

The Rams (5-7) scored touchdowns on their first five possessions, got a field goal on the sixth midway through the second quarter to top their previous best scoring total for any game this season. The 38-point halftime lead was the largest in franchise history, one more than against Green Bay in 1980.

The Raiders (1-11) were never competitive and committed five turnovers.

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