St. Louis Rams kicker Josh Brown celebrates kicking a 60-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky, left, throws as St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Darell Scott defends during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sam Bradford produced 17 points in four possessions with big help from a defense that jumped on Peyton Manning's backups for a pair of early interceptions as the St. Louis Rams opened the preseason with a 33-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night.
Josh Brown's 60-yard field goal capped an almost perfect first half not just for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' rebuilt attack but for all phases. Brown's boot bettered his career best of 58 yards in 2003 with the Seattle Seahawks and he added a 53-yarder in the third quarter.
Manning almost blended into the crowd on the Colts sideline in blue jeans and wearing a ball cap, but his presence on the field was sorely missed. Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky threw costly interceptions early, giving the Rams possession deep in Indianapolis territory to set up 10 easy points.
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