Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The facts: The Rams were mostly uncompetitive during their 37-13 defeat at Seattle.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. A quick look at a few for the Rams during an otherwise dismal Week 3 ...
Left tackle Orlando Pace made it through three games in a season for the first time since the 2006 season. If you think the Rams are bad now, imagine them without Pace.
Bulger attempted 31 passes, but the Rams allowed only one sack. They had allowed 10 sacks over the first two games.
The Rams' third-down conversion rate improved to 41.7 percent, up from 23.1 in Week 2 and 0.0 in the opener.
The Rams opened the second half with a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, scoring on a third-and-21 pass play to Dane Looker.
Coach Scott Linehan kept his composure in an abbreviated postgame news conference. That wasn't the case a week earlier.
The thought going into the season was that these "silver linings" posts would balance the inevitable day-after-defeat overreaction. The thought going into the season also assumed there would be occasional victories sprinkled in with the Rams' expected defeats. Oh, well.