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Rams top Redskins 24-0 for back-to-back shutouts for 1st time since 1945

  • St. Louis Rams tight end Cory Harkey (46) celebrates his two point convention during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    St. Louis Rams tight end Cory Harkey (46) celebrates his two point convention during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Rams' Johnny Hekker (6) slaps the side of Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein's helmet after Zuerlein missed his second field goal-attempt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    St. Louis Rams' Johnny Hekker (6) slaps the side of Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein's helmet after Zuerlein missed his second field goal-attempt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) is sacked by St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) is sacked by St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

The St. Louis Rams have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945, beating the Washington Redskins 24-0 Sunday and giving them their first winning streak of the season.

Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes, Tavon Austin returned a punt 78 yards for a score, and the defense allowed 206 total yards as the Rams improved to 5-7.

The Rams sacked Colt McCoy six times. He suffered a neck injury on the sixth sack just before the two-minute warning, so Robert Griffin III finished the game in his first appearance since getting benched two weeks ago. Griffin was sacked once during his brief appearance.

The Redskins (3-10) dropped their fifth straight.

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