It's been a rough year to be a wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams. The team's injured reserve list is filled with pass catchers. Add to that the extra scrutiny they face from a city and an expanding fan base hungry for wins.
This week, that unit had a decent enough outing against what might be the best team in the NFC. And so the game ball goes to Danny Amendola.
Amendola finished the game with 8 catches on 8 targets. That puts his season catch rate at 81.9 percent. Absolutely astonishing. His three game TD streak ended, but he did pick up some key first downs and his 33-yard punt return set up a Rams scoring drive.
No Rams receiver has finished the season with more than 90 receptions since Torry Holt caught 93 passes in 2007. Amendola is on pace for 96 catches this year. He's a big reason the Rams have been able to move the ball this year.