The facts: The Rams fell to 4-5 with a 23-20 overtime defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Rookie quarterback Sam Bradford completed better than 70 percent of his passes. Bradford made it four games and 138 attempts in a row without an interception. He passed for 251 yards and a 94.4 rating.
Steven Jackson finished with 148 total yards, gaining 25 on a clutch reception along the sideline late in the game. Jackson's 13-yard touchdown run gave him 44 rushing scores for his career, moving him past "Deacon" Dan Towler into second place on the all-time franchise list.
The Rams held the 49ers without a third-down conversion. It was the first time the Rams had held an opponent without once since Arizona managed none against St. Louis in the fourth game of the 2003 season.
Donnie Jones had a 43.7-yard net average on 10 punts.
The Rams' coverage units shut down the 49ers' return game, holding San Francisco to five fair catches on punts and a 14.0-yard average on kickoff returns.
Danny Amendola caught a touchdown pass for the third game in a row. He caught three more passes on third down.
St. Louis went without a turnover on the road for the first time since the final game of the 2008 season.
The Rams reversed a run of games with declining yardage totals. They gained 332 yards, their fourth-highest total of the season.
The Rams collected five sacks.
Looking ahead: The Rams return to the Edward Jones Dome for a game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.