The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Steven Jackson carried 24 times for 103 yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the season and 31st of his career. Only Ray Rice and Arian Foster had topped 100 yards against the Steelers previously this season.
Cornerback Josh Gordy picked off a pass for the second game in a row.
Nick Miller had a 17-yard punt return and a 10.3-yard average.
The Rams committed no turnovers. In fact, they became the first team since at least 1940 to rush for 164-plus yards and commit no turnovers while getting shut out by 27 or more points. I'm not sure whether that counts as a silver lining, but it's an amazing note.
The Rams held the Steelers to one third-down conversion in seven attempts, one reason they narrowly won time of possession.
Rookie Robert Quinn had a tackle for loss.
Looking ahead: The Rams close the regular season with a home game against the San Francisco 49ers.