No. 1 pick for Rams coming off first rough NFL outing

Associated Press - October 13, 2010 5:54 PM ET

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In college, adversity for Sam Bradford usually involved an injury, not a loss.

The No. 1 pick for the St. Louis Rams endured his first rough outing in the NFL over the weekend, a 44-6 rout at the hands of the Detroit Lions.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo told the team afterward that nothing is ever as good or bad as it seems. That has helped the rookie quarterback move on to this week's challenge against the San Diego Chargers.

Bradford was intercepted twice and couldn't produce a touchdown against the Lions. That kind of thing never happened at Oklahoma, where he won the 2008 Heisman Trophy and led the Sooners to two Big 12 championships until he was sidelined by a shoulder injury last October.

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