Steven Jackson and the St. Louis Rams' running backs got more than three-quarters of the way into Week 7 of the 2012 season without a touchdown, but now No. 39 is tied with Sam Bradford for the team lead in rushing touchdowns, after his first TD of the season, a vintage, explosive six-yard run up the middle, brought the Rams to within 20-13 of the Green Bay Packers early in the 4th quarter.
Alas, it didn't last: Aaron Rodgers threw a perfect touchdown pass on 3rd-and-long to make it 27-13. But for a moment, at least, when the Rams needed it, Steven Jackson looked as good as ever. Here's an animated GIF, in case you forgot what that looked like:
Jackson continues to have his carries split by Daryl Richardson, but he's taking full advantage of the ones he gets, which could lead to a more conventional split if he continues to look this strong at midseason. For more Rams vs. Packers news, analysis, and paeans to the Steven Jackson that was, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis.