Steven Jackson joined an elite class in the game against the Vikings. The team, however, may have sealed its playoff fate.
Minnesota used a 23 point second quarter to race to a commanding lead. The Vikings went onto win 36-22.
Jackson topped 10,000 career rushing yards in the 4th quarter to become only the 27th player in NFL history to reach the plateau. He has 10,002 yards in his career and should pass 26th place Ricky Williams, who retired with 10,009 yards, in their next game.
The Rams tied the game at 7 early in the second quarter before the Vikings scored 33 unanswered points to take the lead. Danny Amendola had a TD reception late in the game.
Sam Bradford was 35/55 for 377 yards and 3 TDs. Jackson eclipsed the 10k mark on his thirteenth carry of the day and had 73 total yards.
The Rams fall to 6-7-1 on the season and finish the home part of their 2012 schedule at 4-4. They’re on the road next week in Tampa, FL as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Pregame begins at 11am with kickoff at noon on your home for the St. Louis Rams, ESPN 100.5 and Total Sports Station 103.1 KTGR.