The facts: The Rams dropped to 3-4 with an 18-17 road defeat to the Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 7.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Steven Jackson passed Eric Dickerson as the Rams' franchise rushing leader.
Jackson topped 100 yards and now has 617 for the season, putting him on pace for a career-high 1,534 yards this season.
The Rams held an opponent to 18 points or fewer for the sixth time this season.
Sam Bradford went without an interception for the second week in a row and the second time during his seven-game NFL career. He now has more touchdown passes (nine) than interceptions (eight).
The Rams led 17-3 at halftime. They have led their last two opponents by a combined 34-3 margin after the first halves of those games.
Receiver Danny Amendola caught a touchdown pass for the first time this season and the second time in his two-year career.
The Rams matched a season high by scoring touchdowns on two-thirds of their red zone opportunities.
Rookie tight end Mike Hoomanawanui, now recovered from a high-ankle sprain, caught a touchdown pass in his second game back from the injury. This was Hoomanawanui's first career touchdown.
The Rams downed three of Donnie Jones' four punts inside the Bucs' 20-yard line.
The Rams converted 7 of 14 times on third down, the first time this season they've converted at least 50 percent in a game (but the sixth time they have converted at least 40 percent).
Looking ahead: The Rams return to the Edward Jones Dome for a game against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8, followed by a bye week.