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Silver linings: Rams vs. Falcons

11/22/2010

The facts: The Rams fell to 4-6 with a 34-17 home defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • Quarterback Sam Bradford set an NFL rookie record for consecutive passes without an interception (169). Bruce Gradkowski held the record previously (2006). Marc Bulger set the Rams' franchise record (249) over the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Roman Gabriel ranks next (206 from 1968-1969).

  • Running back Steven Jackson joined Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt and Marshall Faulk as the only Rams players with at least 10,000 yards from scrimmage.

  • Bradford took no sacks. This was the first time since the Rams' victory at Detroit last season that the team did not allow a sack.

  • The Rams got rookie tight end Michael Hoomanawanui more involved. Hoomanawanui caught four passes, including one for a 25-yard touchdown. He has two touchdowns in his past four games.

  • St. Louis started relatively quickly, jumping to a 10-3 lead.

  • Danny Amendola caught all eight passes thrown his way. Fellow receiver Brandon Gibson caught a 13-yard touchdown pass. He has 19 receptions in his past three games.

Looking ahead: The Rams visit the Denver Broncos in Week 12.