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  • Rams V Atlanta Milestones

    Sunday, January 6, 2002

    The Rams (503) became the first team in NFL history to score 500 points in three consecutive seasons.

    The Rams (14) set a franchise records for wins in the regular season.

    The Rams have a 14-2 record for the first time in franchise history.

    TE Ernie Conwell tied a career high with 75 receiving yards, made his eighth career touchdown reception in the second quarter and made a career-long 47-yard reception in the third quarter.

    RB Marshall Faulk became the first player in NFL history with four consecutive 2,000-yard seasons (total yards from scrimmage).

    Faulk (59) set a team record for touchdowns, surpassing Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (58).

    Faulk (110) moved into ninth place on the NFLís career list of touchdowns, breaking a tie with Barry Sanders (109).

    Faulk recorded his 30th career 100-yard rushing game, 16th as a Ram, fifth this season.

    Faulk (14,889) moved into 10th on the NFLís career list of total yards from scrimmage, surpassing Hall of Famer Jim Brown (14,811).

    Faulk gained 226 total yards. The Rams are 24-1 when Faulk totals at least 150 yards and have won 21 consecutive.

    Faulk recorded his 12th career 200 total yard game, second this season.

    The Rams are 23-0 when they have a 100-yard rusher since moving to St. Louis in 1995.

    DE Leonard Little registered two sacks for the second consecutive game, increasing his team-leading total to 14.5 for the season.

    CB Dexter McCleon made his 19th career interception in the first quarter and gained a career-high 43 yards on the return.

    WR Ricky Proehl made two touchdown receptions for the third time in his career, fourth time including playoffs.

    Rams QB Kurt Warner (4,830) moved into second on the NFLís all-time list of singe season passing yards, surpassing Dan Fouts, San Diego, 1981 (4,802).
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    Wow, 23-0 ALL TIME in St. Louis when a Rams RB rushes for a 100 or more? Did not know that, but what a stat.


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      By Duane Lewis
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      Steven Jackson's four-touchdown game in the season finale at Minnesota last Sunday was a career-high for the third year running back from Oregon State. While it was the first four-score game for Jackson, they have become a staple of Rams' football since 1999.

      From 1937 Ė 1998, there were just three four-touchdown games in Rams history, all turned in by wide receivers: Bob Shaw, Hall of Famer Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, and Harold Jackson.

      In the first 12 seasons of Rams' football through 1948, there were no four-touchdown games in team history. From 1949-51, there were two in three years, the first being Shaw catching four TD passes in a 53-27 win over Washington on Dec. 11, 1949. Just two seasons later, Hirsch had four TD receptions in the record-setting 54-14 win at the New York Yankees on Sept. 28, 1951.

      Over 22 years would pass before another Ram would find paydirt four times in game. WR Jackson caught 4 scoring passes in a 37-31 win over Dallas on Oct. 14, 1973.

      After three four-touchdown games in the first 62 years of Rams' football, eight have occurred in the past eight seasons, including two in 1999, and three in 2000.

      The most current Jackson's four-TD game was the 8th such game by a Ram in the past eight seasons. Az-Zahir Hakim, Isaac Bruce, and Marshall Faulk (5 times) have all accomplished the feat. No other team has eight individual four-touchdown games over that span. (Kansas City and San Diego are the next closest with four).

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      Hakim, @ Cincinnati; Oct. 3, 1999: All three of Hakim's catches went for touchdowns (9, 51, 18) and he returned a punt 84 yards for a fourth score in the 38-10 victory. Hakim actually muffed the punt, before scooping it up, eluding defenders and scoring. He finished the game with 3 receptions for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns and averaged 29.4 yards on punt returns (5-147-1).

      Bruce, vs. San Francisco; Oct. 10, 1999: In consecutive weeks, the Rams pulled off the four-touchdown feat. Bruce caught four TD passes (13, 5, 45, 42) as the Rams ended their 17-game losing streak to the *****, winning 42-20. Bruce scored three touchdowns in the first quarter as the Rams raced to a 21-3 lead and set the tone for the streak-ending day and the changing of the guard in the NFC West. Bruce caught five passes for 134 yards and four touchdowns on the day.

      Faulk, @ San Francisco; Oct. 29, 2000: Faulk had the first four touchdown game of his career (two rushing, two receiving), scoring all the Rams' touchdowns in the 34-24 win. Faulk had a pair of one-yard rushing scores, and caught scoring passes covering 19 and 16 yards. Faulk had 25 touches for 144 yards and four touchdowns (19-83-2 rushing, 6-61-2 receiving).

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