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The St. Louis Rams finally came to life on offense in the second half as Sam Bradford and Brandon Gibson set up a Steven Jackson touchdown.
The St. Louis Rams and Steven Jackson finally scored an offensive touchdown on Sunday, pushing the ball in for a one-yard score on their first drive of the second half and giving the Rams a 7-6 lead on the Buffalo Bills midway through the third quarter. Jackson's run gives him 12 carries for 41 yards on the evening, but it's the rest of the offense whose much-anticipated return to positive yardage made all the difference.
The most important player was a forgotten man over the two weeks prior—Brandon Gibson, who'd been passed as Danny Amendola's replacement by Chris Givens and hadn't been targeted on offense in two weeks. He caught two consecutive passes for first downs and now has three catches for 48 yards on the afternoon. Sam Bradford is now 10-for-19 for just 93 yards and an interception, but that's considerably better than things looked at the end of the first half.
The Bills still lead the Rams, 215 total yards to 136, but they've been unable, so far, to convert that yardage into points. For more updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis.