The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Steven Jackson was active for the game after missing most of the season to a strained quadriceps.
Rookie wide receiver Austin Pettis made a diving sideline grab for his first career reception.
Rookie defensive end Robert Quinn got pressure on Flacco a few times, including once in the end zone.
Chris Long collected his third sack in as many games.
Six division games between Weeks 9-16 give the Rams time to make up for lost ground.
Looking ahead: The Rams are home against the Washington Redskins in Week 4.