Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams’ tight ends have victimized the Denver Broncos today; Billy Bajema caught his second touchdown of the day—and his career—to put the Rams up 20-13. (Josh Brown missed the extra point, his first miss since the 2005 season.) Bradford is 12-for-17 with 176 yards and three touchdowns.
The Rams’ three primary tight ends have combined for seven touchdowns in Sam Bradford’s rookie season—Michael Hoomanawaui has three and Daniel Fells and Bajema each have two.
A major factor has been the return of enigmatic rookie wide receiver Danario Alexander. After missing four weeks following the fifth knee surgery of his career, Alexander—who’s played in just three NFL games—has emerged as the Rams’ primary wide receiving threat again, picking up three receptions for 71 yards. If he can stay healthy he could be the deep threat Bradford’s rookie season has lacked thus far.
The Broncos’ offense has slowed down considerably after a hot start that saw them look almost unstoppable while they scored their first touchdown.