Found November 10, 2013 on Football Nation:
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 we learned from this matchup.Tavon Austin was drafted by the RamsUntil this game the only thing anyone knew about Tavon Austin is that he was fast and he led the NFL in drops. Well guess what? He is still fast, and he may lead the league in drops, but he had a coming out party today against the Colts secondary and special teamers. Austin hauled in two receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He blew people away with his speed on a 98-yard punt return. Austin is the real deal and if the Rams use him correctly than they have found something in the five foot-eight inch wide receiver out of West Virginia.Kel...
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