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Silver linings: Rams at Lions

The facts: The Rams dropped to 2-3 with a 44-6 road defeat to the Detroit Lions in Week 5.

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

  • Steven Jackson topped 100 yards rushing for the first time this season. His injured groin did not prevent him from playing a full game.

  • The Rams had more yards, more first downs and as many third-down conversions as the Lions.

  • Receiver Danny Amendola set career highs with 12 catches for 95 yards.

  • The Rams committed four fewer assessed penalties than the Lions.

  • Quarterback Sam Bradford took only one sack and that was when the Lions chased him out of bounds for a 2-yard loss.

  • Rookie George Selvie recorded a sack for the second game in a row.

  • The Rams put together three 12-play drives on offense. The first two produced field goals.

  • St. Louis trails division-leading Arizona by only one game.

Looking ahead: The Rams return to the Edward Jones Dome for a game against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5.