Week six sensation Danario Alexander finally appeared on the box score in the fourth quarter of this afternoon’s St. Louis Rams-Buccaneers game, catching his first pass for six yards after an early target in the first quarter landed incomplete. Alexander became the third wide receiver on the Rams to earn a reception in what has been a rough afternoon for quarterback Sam Bradford; fourth receiver Laurent Robinson was targeted once, downfield, but has otherwise been quiet.
The Rams’ first drive of the fourth quarter was unsuccessful but promising—Bradford went 2-for-2 for 11 yards and Steven Jackson crept toward 100 yards rushing for the third straight week. But the offense wasn’t able to get over a false start penalty that left them five yards short of a midfield first down, and Donnie Jones was brought on to punt the Buccaneers behind their own 20 yard-line.
With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter the St. Louis Rams cling to a 17-12 lead. Sam Bradford is 10-for-22 with 98 yards passing and two touchdowns; Steven Jackson has 18 crries for 96 rushing yards and two receptions for 26 yards, second on the team behind Danny Amendola.