The St. Louis Rams stunned the Indianapolis Colts in a game most expected Andrew Luck to dominate. The normally unreliable Rams offense finished with 372 yards in a blowout win, 38-8, on Sunday afternoon.
Luck had no support as he aired the ball out for 353 passing yards before being pulled late for Matt Hasselbeck. He threw three interceptions as he was unable to read the Rams' defense and ignore with the team's potent pass rush. Poor blocking and non-existent running backs caused the offense to break down and the second-year quarterback was unable to turn the team around.
The team's acquisition of Trent Richardson was supposed to steady the Colts' offense and give the team balance, but working against the league's 30th-ranked run defense still didn't help much. Richardson finished with five yards on two carries as Indy worked from behind.
Kellen Clemens was supposed to be the incapable reserve quarterback charged with allowing the Rams to limp through the 2013 season. On Sunday, he became the team's playmaker, throwing for 247 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 pass attempts.
Tavon Austin was a huge benefactor of the renewed Rams offense, as he finally broke out after being held in check for the first nine weeks of the season. Austin finished with 138 yards receiving and two touchdowns, as well as contributing on special teams when he returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown.
Fantasy studs and duds
Tavon Austin will be a player to watch moving forward, but it's hard to have too much faith given his inconsistency earlier in the season.
Trent Richardson was terrible, and didn't do fantasy owners any benefit on Sunday -- which has become par for the course.
Did they cover?
The Indianapolis Colts were 13-point favorites, according to OddsShark. They lost by a large margin.
The St. Louis Rams are on a bye week.
Nov. 14: Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans