Found November 10, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
For someone who caught 210 passes in college, including 114 last season alone, you wouldn’t think a single reception would be much cause for excitement. Welcome to Stedman Bailey’s world. “Oh man, it was very exciting for me,” said Bailey, the rookie from West Virginia. “It was only a 12-yard gain, but it was important to get my first catch in the NFL. I just look forward to more things like that coming.” Bailey’s reception, which came early in the second quarter last Sunday against Tennessee, was nine weeks in the making. Did he save the football? “No, I feel like I’ll save my first NFL touchdown,” he said. Through his first eight games with the Rams, or before the Tennessee game, Bailey was in for only four plays on offense —all in Week 2, in Atlanta. The only time he was targeted came on a fake punt the following Sunday in Dallas. But the pass from punter Johnny Hekker, who was under pressure from DeMarcus Ware, was off target and fell incomplete. Bailey has been playing sp...

WATCH: All three of Tavon Austin's 50+ yard TDs

Tweet St. Louis Rams rookie Tavon Austin hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty expectations that were placed on him coming into the season after the Rams took him eighth overall in the 2013 draft. But Sunday against the Colts, he looked like the explosive playmaker everyone projected him to be on this 98-yard punt return:

Tavon Austin is Alive; he explodes for a huge game

Tavon Austin, the first-round draft pick with uncanny speed and unlimited potential, scored on a 98-yard punt return and grabbed two long TD passes Sunday as the St. Louis Rams ended a three-game losing streak with a stunning 38-8 victory over the AFC South-leading Colts. “I’ve been patient for eight weeks and, hopefully, it’s my […]

St. Louis Rams Injury Report: Dahl Out, Stacy Probable

The St. Louis Rams are 0-2 without quarterback Sam Bradford, but have been competitive in both games, and may have found their future running back in rookie Zac Stacy. The Rams are slated to face the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow afternoon, a team that has went 2-0 in the tough NFC West this season. The Rams boast a 3-6 record, and are looking to ride Stacy’s hard-churning legs back...

Rams put 2 injured starters on inactive list

The Rams will play at Indianapolis without two key offensive players - right guard Harvey Dahl and tight end Lance Kendricks. Both were inactive Sunday. St. Louis (3-6) had already ruled out Dahl because of a knee injury. Kendricks was listed as doubtful with a broken finger. St. Louis also put injured backup quarterback Brady Quinn on the inactive list. The Rams' other inactive...

St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts: Five Things We Learned

As the St. Louis and Indianapolis game approached I bet alot of people were more willing to watch paint dry than watch an Andrew Luck vs. Kellen Clemen matchup. The Colts came in leading their division with a (6-2) record while the Rams had lost three in a row and had fallen to (3-6).Things didn't go as expected for the Colts and Colts fans alike and here are the five things...

Tavon Austin Has a Career Day for the St. Louis Rams Against Indianapolis

Anyone that was still wondering why the St. Louis Rams drafted the tiny wide receiver from West Virginia (5' 8" and just 176 pounds; I have thoughts that are bigger than him) should not doubt the call after the performance the diminutive rookie turned in against the Colts. His hips may lie, but the numbers don't--310 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns! @SBNationGIF...

Rams WR Tavon Austin explodes for career day

Outside of the Jaguars grabbing their first victory of the season and maybe the Bengals successful Hail Mary to force overtime vs. the Ravens, the wackiest game on the Week 10 schedule had to be the Rams facing the Colts on the road. Indianapolis was a 9.5-point favorite and was coming off big wins vs. the Broncos and Seahawks in recent weeks, and it seemed as though the Colts shouldn...

Austin's 3 scores lift Rams past Colts

Tavon Austin ran free Sunday, and the Colts couldn't catch him. The rookie returned one punt 98 yards for a touchdown, caught TD passes of 57 and 81 yards and almost single-handedly ended the Rams' three-game losing streak by leading St. Louis to a stunning 38-8 victory at Indianapolis. It was the Colts' worst loss since a 55-point thrashing at New Orleans in 2011. ...

Chris Long Scoops Up Andrew Luck Fumble For TD Return (Video)

Maybe it’s the white shoes, but Chris Long is a fast defensive end. The Rams got an early gift when Andrew Luck was forced to fumble, and Long returned it for a score. H/T Bleacher Report

Austin leads Rams to 38-8 blowout at Indianapolis

Tavon Austin ran free Sunday, and the Colts couldn't catch him. The rookie returned one punt 98 yards for a touchdown, caught TD passes of 57 and 81 yards and almost single-handedly ended the Rams' three-game losing streak by leading St. Louis to a stunning 38-8 victory at Indianapolis. It was the Colts' worst loss since a 55-point thrashing at New Orleans in 2011. ...

Austin runs wild, Rams jolt Colts 38-8

Even though the roof was closed at Lucas Oil Stadium, it was a day of thunderbolts — thunderbolts delivered by the underdog Rams. Chris Long’s first NFL touchdown. Tavon Austin scoring touchdowns without having them called back by penalty. You talk about strange sights at Lucas Oil. The Rams had four touchdowns of 45 yards or more, building up a lead that not even phenom Indianapolis...

Tavon Austin Returns Punt for TD, Wins Tony Award for Best Actor

And in the time it took to write this post, he had scored twice more.Just to recap, a few minutes into the 3rd: The Kellen Clemens-led Rams are completely shutting down Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and are up 35-0 on the #1 in the AFC South Colts at he half.  Eagle-eyed viewers will note that right before Austin scoops up the football, he waves it off as if he’ll let it bounce into...

Rams Saffold plays well in first NFL start at guard

It’s said that playing center or guard in the NFL is like playing in a phone booth because the space is confined and everything comes at you quickly. With that in mind, Rodger Saffold didn’t come out of the booth looking like Superman, but he acquitted himself well in his first NFL start at guard. “Life in the phone booth went OK, but when I have to cover downfield, I never...

Colts Get Demolished by the Rams; Where Did They Go Wrong?

St Louis Rams, 38 vs. Indianapolis Colts, 8Scoring Summary1st QuarterTD C.Long 45 yd. fumble return (G.Zuerlein kick)2nd QuarterTD Z.Stacy 1 yd. run (G.Zuerlein kick) (4-43, 1:29)TD T.Austin 98 yd. punt return (G.Zuerlein kick)TD T.Austin 57 yd. pass from K.Clemens (G.Zuerlein kick) (5-73, 2:05)3rd QuarterTD T.Austin 81 yd. pass from K.Clemens (G.Zuerlein kick) (3-82, 1:05)FG G.Zuerlein...

Colts lose to Rams in a Comeback Proof disaster.

I guess I picked the wrong game to attend. The Colts’ Week 10 game versus the St. Louis Rams was the first game of the season that I’ve attended at Lucas Oil Stadium. Boy, was I present for a gem. Ouch. Everything about the Colts’ performance on Sunday was bad. The team returned to the version of the team we saw for three fourths of the game versus the Texans in Week 9. A bad...
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