Kenny Britt's superb game a bright spot for Rams

Kenny Britt's superb game a bright spot for Rams
Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt powers his way into the end zone while being tackled by Detroit free safety Glover Quinduring during the first half of Sunday's game. (Duane Burleson / Associated Press)

Kenny Britt knew where the ball was the entire time.

He never took his eyes off it during a one-handed,  tumbling catch of a Case Keenum pass during the Rams’ 31-28 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

The spectacular 47-yard reception was one of seven passes Britt caught en route to amassing 136 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

Asked if he could recall the last time he had such a productive game, the eighth-year pro laughed.


"I can't remember to tell the truth," he said.

Britt, 28, is off to a fast start. He has 30 receptions for 492 yards.

On Sunday, he scored on pass plays of 20 and nine yards.

On the second, he caught a pass on a slant route, broke three tackles and plowed into the end zone to give the Rams a 28-21 fourth-quarter lead.

"I honestly couldn't believe he scored," quarterback Case Keenum said.

Britt's acrobatic catch along the left sideline in the third quarter was more difficult.

"The defender had my left hand tied up," Britt said. "I just reached out with my right hand and I just felt the ball just tumble down between my legs and after that it's just trapping it. All I was doing was, 'Trap the ball. Trap the ball.' "

Said receiver Brian Quick, who had five receptions: “I told him, ‘Man, you’re showing out!’ ”

It was a matter of concentration, Britt said.

"It's all about the awareness of where the ball was at," he said. "I felt it and knew where it was at the whole time."