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NFL Scores, Week 12: St. Louis Rams Hold Off Denver Broncos, 36-33

The St. Louis Rams were comfortably ahead of the Denver Broncos, looking like a team in charge after three quarters. With a 33-13 lead, the game was all but over. The Broncos, however, had other idea, storming back to nearly nip the Rams in the end. A St. Louis field goal, the only interruption in the Broncos 21 point fourth quarter scoring barrage, proved to be the difference as the Rams limped out of Mile High Stadium with the win, 36-33.

Sam Bradford had a phenomenal day at quarterback for the Rams. The rookie continues to improve every week, throwing for 306 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions. It wasn't the wide receivers who benefited from Bradford; it was the tight ends. Billy Bajema grabbed two Bradford touchdown passes and Michael Hoomanawanui caught another to lead the Rams to victory. Danario Alexander led all receivers with four catches for 95 yards. Steven Jackson had a slow day on the ground, carrying the ball 29 times for 72 yards.

Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton started slow before finishing strong and nearly coming from behind to win. Orton finished the day with 347 yards and three touchdowns, all in the fourth quarter. Brandon Lloyd led the Broncos' receivers with 76 yards and two touchdowns. Eddie Royal was close behind, catching six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. Knowshon Moreno also got in on the action, rushing for 76 yards and a first quarter score.

The Rams improved to 5-6 with the win and took over first place in the NFC West. The slumping Broncos fell to 3-8 on the season. St. Louis travels to Arizona to take on the Cardinals next Sunday while Denver travels to Kansas City to face the Chiefs.