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News and Notes from Rams blowout win over Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) By Andy Lyons INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) By Andy Lyons
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Chris Long #91 of the St. Louis Rams makes the sack on Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) By Michael Hickey INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Chris Long #91 of the St. Louis Rams makes the sack on Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) By Michael Hickey

(FootballSTL) -- The Rams reached a number of team milestones in their 38-8 win over the Colts. Here are some interesting numbers from the game:

 

 

  • The Rams 38-8 win marks the Rams largest margin of victory since the Rams defeated the Falcons, 36-0, on October 13, 2003.
  • The victory marks Coach Fisher’s 153 career win, he remains one win behind Tom Coughlin (154) as the Giants tallied a win today as well.
  • QB Kellen Clemens completed nine-of-16 attempts for 247 yards two touchdown and a passer rating of 140.6, a new career high.
  • Clemens established a new career long on a 57 yard touchdown pass to WR Tavon Austin, then topped it on an 81-yard pass also to Austin.
  • WR/PR Tavon Austin notched a 98 yard punt return for a touchdown. The play ties for the third longest punt return of all-time in the NFL, behind the Rams’ own Robert Bailey’s 103 yard return, the Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson’s 99-yard return and ties with the Eagles’ Demarius Thomas’ return.
  • The 98 yard return marks the second longest punt return in franchise history, behind Robert Bailey’s 103 yard return at New Orleans (10/23/94).
  • Austin’s 145 punt return yards are the second-most in a single game in franchise history.
  • Austin recorded a second score on a 57-yard reception from Clemens. Marked Austin’s third offensive touchdown of his career.
  • Austin came up with his third score of the day on a career-long 81-yard touchdown reception from Clemens. Marks the Rams’ longest play from scrimmage this season.
  • According to ESPN Stats and Info, Austin is the first Rams player with two touchdowns of 57-plus yards in game since Torry Holt in 2000 (First player in NFL with two touchdowns of 57-plus yards in game in 2013).
  • Austin finished with 314 all-purpose yards (145 punt return, 138 receiving, 27 kickoff return and four yards rushing).
  • According to Elias Sports, Austin is the third player in NFL history with three touchdowns of 55 yards or longer in a game.
  • The last time the Rams had a player with three touchdowns was RB Steven Jackson vs. Dallas (10/19/08).
  • RB Zac Stacy registered a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Gives Stacy back-to-back games with at least one rushing touchdown. Stacy has tallied three-of-three rushing scores for the Rams. Stacy finished with 26 attempts for 62 yards.
  • DE Robert Quinn sacked Colts’ QB Andrew Luck for a loss of 13 yards, causing him to fumble. DE Chris Long picked up the fumble and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown. Marks Long’s first career touchdown.
  • Quinn added a second sack on Luck to push his season total to 12.0 sacks this season, setting a new season-high. Last year Quinn finished with 10.5 sacks.
  • C. Long tallied a sack on Luck for a loss of nine yards. Gives Long 6.5 sacks this season and 48.5 career.
  • LB James Laurinaitis intercepted Luck and returned it nine yards. Marks his second interception of the season and ninth career.
  • LB Will Witherspoon recorded his first interception of the season and 14th career.
  • DE Will Hayes intercepted Luck for his first interception of the season.
  • The Rams’ four interceptions are a single game high for the 2013 season.
  • According to press box statistics, Laurinaitis and CB Cortland Finnegan split the team lead in tackles each posting eight a piece.
  • The Rams defense has collected 32 sacks and 26 points this season.
  • The Rams defense limited the Colts to 18 rushing yards, the fourth lowest total in franchise history. Previously, the Rams held opponents to 1 (Chicago, 10/26/52), 6 (NYG, 11/12/89), and 8 (NYG, 9/30/84) yards rushing in a single game. Through the first three quarters, the Rams limited the Colts rushing attack to just five yards.
  • The Rams allowed the Colts to convert just two-of- 12 third downs.

 

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