Nov 10, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) runs a punt return back for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis Rams
Wow, what an upset. You all saw this coming. The Rams would walk into Indianapolis, and beat the drawers off the 6-2 Colts. Tavon Austin went wild, scoring three total touchdowns. The crazy part of the 38-8 thrashing of the Colts? The Rams went up 38-0 with 5:15 left in the game, and the Colts didn’t get their first points until 1:15 left. Andrew Luck was intercepted three times, and sacked three times. Clearly, we all knew Kellen Clemens would outplay him.
The State of Florida
Surely, as much hell as we’ve given the Bucs & Jaguars this season, it finally came to an end on Sunday. The Jags upset the Titans on the road 29-27, winning despite being outgained in total offense 362-214. The Bucs finally would get their first win of the season on Monday Night Football after going up 15-0, getting 19 unanswered scored on them, and winning 22-19. Both teams are now 1-8 on the season, and for now, the Lions 2008 can pop their bottle of champagne. Wait…that’s not right.
It’s one thing to go into San Francisco and win these days, but it’s completely something else when a team makes them look pretty terrible. The Panthers defense would sack Colin Kaepernick 6 times, intercept him, recover a fumble, and limit the 49ers offense to a whopping 151 yards of total offense. All of this when they rallied from a 9-0 deficit. Remember that 1-3 start? Yeah, neither does anyone else. They’re hot, and winners of their last 5.
Honorable Mentions: Vikings Rally Cry, Saints Kick Dat Ass, Bucking Broncos, Nick Foles, Resurrection of the Giants