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Silver linings: Rams vs. Vikings

The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 6-7-1 with a 36-22 home defeat to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11.

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

  • Steven Jackson became the 27th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing. Jackson also had eight receptions for 73 yards.

  • Sam Bradford finished with 377 yards passing and three touchdowns.

  • Rookie receiver Brian Quick caught the second touchdown pass of his career.

  • Danny Amendola had a touchdown pass and a 17-yard punt return.

  • The Rams allowed two third-down conversions in 11 chances.

  • St. Louis scored three touchdowns on four red zone possessions.

  • Vikings defensive end Jared Allen finished the game with no sacks.

  • Quintin Mikell and Eugene Sims had sacks for the Rams. Mikell also forced a fumble.

Looking ahead: The Rams visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16.