The St. Louis Rams caught their first break of the game, in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals. Actually, they didn't catch a break, considering it was all something that they created on their own. Defensive lineman Robert Quinn was a man possessed off the line of scrimmage on a Cincinnati punt and got a piece of the ball and the punter, getting a partial block and setting them up with great field position.
Unfortunately, they were eventually set up with a third down and Brandon Lloyd took a toss in the backfield, before being tossed on his back ... on the field. That's when the Rams actually caught a break, because Adam Jones was called for a facemask penalty that didn't seem to actually happen anywhere on the field. The tackle on Lloyd seemed clean, and there was never a replay to speak of.