ST. LOUIS (FootballSTL) -- Rams quarterback Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass in his first game since undergoing knee surgery last November. Bradford connected with tight end Lance Kendricks in the second quarter for an 11 yard touchdown pass in the Rams 21-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
“It felt good,” said Bradford “It was nothing new, I’ve been here before. I think for everyone else it’s probably a bigger deal for me to get back out on the field. But it was nice to get out there in a live game, feel the pass rush, get the ball out of my hand, and go out there and execute the way that we did, I thought it was good.”
Bradford completed nine of his 12 passes. Most were thrown underneath the Packers defense. His longest completion was a 41 yarder to Brian Quick, who leaped high to make a nice catch in traffic.
“Big catch,” said Bradford. “That’s what we’ve seen from him from OTAs, during training camp he’s made plays like that for a long time now and it’s good to finally see it showing up on the field. I expect to see a lot of that from him this year.”
Quick said, ““I just got to make a play, when you’re out there you just have to make plays. The first group with Sam we got to get things rolling and I feel like that’s a start right here with his first preseason game and our second one. We’ll just get it rolling and he did a great job.”
Besides the Bradford-Quick connection not much else went right for the Rams. They were outgained by the Packers 386 to 216 yards. The Rams committed 10 penalties. Their quarterbacks were sacked seven times. Bradford took a few hits, but wasn’t sacked while he was in there.
“I thought it went well today,” said Bradford. “We wanted to come out and execute, put together two nice drives. Obviously, penalties hurt us and the missed throw on the first drive, but we came back and put together a nice drive, scored a touchdown. So, I thought it was a good day.”