Silver linings: Rams vs. 49ers

The facts: The Rams finished 1-15 with a 28-6 home defeat to San Francisco in Week 17.

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

  • The Rams emerged with the No. 1 overall choice in the 2010 NFL draft.

  • Steven Jackson finished the season as the leading rusher in the NFC. He had 1,416 yards for the season, the second-highest total of his career.

  • Rookie James Laurinaitis had a first-quarter sack. He finished the season with 2.0 sacks, two interceptions and five passes defensed.

  • Safety Craig Dahl also had a sack, his second of the season. Dahl had one tackle for loss and one pass defensed.

  • Donnie Jones set a career high with 34 punts downed inside the 20, a single-season franchise record (albeit on a franchise-record 90 punts).

  • Danny Amendola averaged 14.6 yards on five punt returns, with a 56-yarder in the third quarter. It was the Rams' longest punt return since Dante Hall had an 85-yarder in 2007.

  • The season is finally over.

Looking ahead: The Rams are on the clock in the 2010 draft.