Well, that was different.
Just when you were beginning to think the season was over, just as the Rams go back to spinning the perilous roulette wheel at quarterback, just as the all-too elusive victory seemed to once again be slipping out of St. Louis' grasp, that happened.
The St. Louis Rams beat the Denver Broncos 22-7 Sunday.
Sing it with me to the tune of the State Farm jingle -- "You can't beat the Rams defense..."
Dance a little bit, too.
It's the Rob Gronkowski dance to end all Rob Gronkowski dances. https://t.co/L3lyYRADaa— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) November 17, 2014
Let's move on.
St. Louis Rams stun the Denver Broncos -- The Post-Dispatch
DEFENSE!! For all of their ups and downs -- still looking at you Janoris Jenkins -- the Rams defense has finally come into its own under Gregg Williams. If this is the weekly product, the wait was well worth it.
Defense standing tall -- St. Louis Rams Official Site
Seven points from arguably the most prolific offense in football. Need I say more?
Getting pressure with the the line -- The Post-Dispatch
In the early goings of the season, the Rams had to bring multiple rushers on defense to consistency pressure the quarterback. The defensive line is finally getting back into its groove.
Just noticed this: With all the 3-receiver sets and the Mark Barron packages, LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar did not play Sunday for Rams.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 17, 2014
Until Sun, Rams hadn't had 100-yard receiver or 100-yard rusher in any game In '14. They had both vs. Denver: RB Mason (133), WR Britt (128)— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 17, 2014
Post-game report card -- The Post-Dispatch
If you're trying to think of a negative from the game, just don't. Stop. Good grades for everybody!
Quick thoughts and observations -- Ramblin' Fan
Nathan Kearns writes up several key points from the contest. The Rams continue to get quality play from their unheralded group of safeties.
Nick Wagoner's Rapid Reaction -- ESPN NFC West Blog
How about some love for rookie running back Tre Mason? If this is called a "running back by committee," I clearly don't know what term means anymore.
More on Mason from Wagoner -- ESPN NFC West Blog
Looking at that hit on Emmanuel Sanders -- Yahoo! Sports
There was much debate Sunday about safety Rodney McLeod's hit on Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders that ultimately cost the Rams 15 yards on a personal foul and took the latter out for the day with a concussion. Was it a clean hit?
What's wrong with the Broncos? -- Mile High Report
Bronco Mike offers his take on Denver's worst offensive performance since the Tim Tebow era. Other than losing a valuable starter on seemingly every other play to injury, the Broncos have some issues to fix.
Former Broncos players displeased with Jon Fox and Co. -- Mile High Report
When all else fails, turn to Twitter vent and complain. That's exactly what several former Denver players did during the course of yesterday's game.
Benny Cunningham (@BCunningham36) November 16, 2014
Relive all the highlights and statistics from Sunday's shellacking of the Broncos.
Arizona keeps on winning -- Revenge of the Birds
49ers defense smothers Eli -- Niners Nation
Peyton wasn't the only Manning to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Sunday. Eli tossed up five interceptions against the 49ers.
Seahawks fall to Chiefs -- Field Gulls
Thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFC West did not go undefeated Sunday.
Have a great day, Rams fans!