Silver linings: Rams at Seahawks


The facts: The St. Louis Rams finished their first season under coach Jeff Fisher with a 7-8-1 record following a 20-13 road defeat to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17.

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

  • Steven Jackson topped 1,000 yards rushing for an eighth consecutive season. Jackson leads active players with 10,135 career rushing yards.

  • Sam Bradford moved past Pat Haden and Vince Ferragamo into seventh on the Rams' all-time list for passing yardage.

  • The Rams sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson five times in the first half and six times overall.

  • Chris Long (11.5 sacks) and Robert Quinn (10.5) because the first Rams tandem since Grant Wistrom and Kevin Carter in 2000 to finish a season with 10-plus sacks apiece.

  • Receiver Austin Pettis remained a threat in the red zone with a 2-yard scoring reception. He had four touchdowns this season.

  • The Rams did not allow a sack for the second consecutive game.

  • The Rams allowed zero receptions to Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice.

  • William Hayes collected his seventh sack of the season. That career-high total matches his sack count for the previous three seasons combined.

  • St. Louis held Seahawks kick returner Leon Washington to a 20.7-yard average.

Looking ahead: The Rams are expected to hold the 16th overall choice in the 2013 draft.