Silver linings could be tough to come by

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's become custom on the NFC West blog for me to find several "silver linings" to help fans deal with their teams' defeats.

Please feel free to point out any associated with the Rams' effort against the 49ers.

Donnie Avery did gain 22 yards early in the game. Still, that's not much to go on.

A little help, please.

Also: 49ers safety Dashon Goldson just suffered an injury of unknown severity. Trainers are tending to him on the field. He was able to get up and walk off. ... John Greco is playing left tackle for the Rams.

Update: Goldson just had the wind knocked out of him, return is probable.