St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander catches a 46-yard pass during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in St. Louis. The Rams won 25-17. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- On paper, the St. Louis Rams didn't give Sam Bradford much to throw to.
A graduate of two practice squads and an undrafted receiver with a balky left knee have turned out to be pretty good options for a franchise that's one win away from its first playoff berth since 2004.
Pint-sized, do-it-all Danny Amendola is among the league leaders in receptions (83) and clutch third-down catches. His 84-yard kickoff return helped the Rams (7-8) seal last week's victory over the 49ers and he averages 11 yards on punt returns.
Danario Alexander wasn't drafted following a spectacular senior season at Missouri after needing a fourth knee surgery in February. Alexander has had three big games, giving the Rams a deep threat they lacked after season-ending injuries to Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton. They've won all three.
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