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Sam Bradford Tosses Second Touchdown To Second Tight End, Rams Lead Broncos 14-13

The St. Louis Rams lead the Denver Broncos 14-13 at home after Sam Bradford found his second tight end for a touchdown pass—getting Billy Bajema near the goal line after an early run by Michael Hoomanawanui. Bradford is 10-for-14 for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

He’s been doing it in spite of Steven Jackson finding no daylight in this first half; he has 12 carries for 16 yards and was stopped twice on the one-yard line before Bradford scrambled to find Bajema. The Rams have twice faked to Jackson for finding Danny Amendola on an end-around—the slot receiver has 43 yards on those two plays, which gives some idea of the way Jackson’s being targeted.

The touchdown was the first of BIlly Bajema’s career. Fellow tight ends Daniel Fells and Michael Hoomanawanui have two and three, respectively—Bradford has been eager to find his tight ends in his rookie season, no matter who’s lined up there.