Recapping: Rams vs Colts

This is how we do it. - Andy Lyons

The Rams did it, they pulled off a victory against a solid Indianapolis Colts team.

The St. Louis Rams went into Indianapolis and stole a win against a solid Colts team. Basically no one thought the Rams could beat the Colts, but the they easily won, 38-8.

The Rams took charge early and never looked back. Nothing about this game was competitive. In fact, it was an old fashion beat down that wasn't as close as the score indicated.

This game was over at halftime. The Rams scored 28 points in the first half. Chris Long picked up an Robert Quinn forced fumble for a touchdown. Zac Stacy had a tame 26 rushes and 62 yards, but managed to score from 1 yard away and Tavon Austin scored two touchdowns to end the half, one on punt return and the other was a receiving touchdown from Kellen Clemens.

Tavon Austin, y'all. [GIF] #rams  on Twitpic

Just to put the icing on the cake, Austin decided to show his elusiveness one more time in the third quarter,turning a short pass into an 81 yard touchdown, to cap his coming out party.

Just a part of Tavon's monster day is this 81 TD [GIF]  on Twitpic

The Rams defense played inspired football. The Colts offensive line couldn't buy time for Andrew Luck, who was under duress the entire game. Luck might have thrown for 300+ yards, but the majority of it was in garbage time. Luck also threw 3 interceptions, and his backup Matt Hasselbeck came into the game to throw an interception as well. Robert Quinn ended the game with two sacks and a forced fumble, and Chris Long picked up the fumble forced by Quinn to get his first touchdown of the season.

The Rams offense didn't have to do much; it was a game where the defense dominated and big plays won the day. It would be a mistake to think that the Rams can duplicate this game. However, for a young team looking to gain experience and start to prove themselves in the league, games like this can be nothing but positive.

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