Rams put Colts on upset alert

AP

Everyone figured the Colts would have an easy time beating the Rams today in Indianapolis.

Everyone was wrong.

The Rams jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead over the Colts, scoring on offense, defense and special teams.

Rams defensive end Chris Long got things started by picking up an Andrew Luck fumble and racing 45 yards to the end zone. Running back Zac Stacy added a one-yard touchdown run, and then Tavon Austin made an absolutely sensational play, acting like he was going to allow a Colts punt to bounce into the end zone but instead picking it up at the 2-yard line and running for a 98-yard touchdown.

There’s still plenty of time left, and the Colts have shown that they can come from behind. But a 21-0 lead for the Rams is a shocking development.