Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC West [Print without images]

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Rams' start among worst in decades

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Elias Sports Bureau has come up with a stat putting the Rams' poor start in historical perspective:

"The Rams have allowed 147 points in losing their first four games of the season, the highest point total allowed by any team in its first four games since 1975, when then Browns yielded 148 points during an 0-4 start. The Rams are the first team since the 1986 Colts to lose each of their first four games by at least 17 points."

Quick, who led the 1986 Colts in receptions? And it wasn't Bill Brooks. Hint: He started his career with the 49ers in 1981. I'll list the answer below in case you don't want to flip through this page on Pro Football Reference.

Matt Bouza

Not that you needed to check.