Silver linings: Rams vs. Colts

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The facts: The Rams fell to 0-7 with a 42-6 loss to the Colts in Week 7.

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

  • Steven Jackson topped 100 yards rushing for the third time this season. He's on pace for 1,451 yards rushing. Jackson had 95 yards rushing in the third quarter, his largest single-quarter total.

  • Donnie Avery caught a 50-yard pass on a fleaflicker. Avery caught only two passes, but his per-catch average rose. Avery has averaged 19.0 yards per reception over his last four games after averaging 6.2 yards per catch in the first three.

  • The Rams downed four punts inside the Colts' 20. Donnie Jones had a 41-yard net average.

  • The Colts are not on the schedule again this season.

  • Kicker Josh Brown made two more field-goal tries, extending his streak to five in a row over three games.

  • The Rams held Colts running back Joseph Addai to 3.2 yards per carry.

Looking ahead: The Rams visit the Lions in Week 8, another silver lining, come to think of it.