NFL Week 10 surprises

Three NFL Week 10 surprises

11/12/13 in NFL   |   jakeryanbrown   |   28 respect

1.Austin, Rams destroy the Colts in Indy 
Nov 10, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY SportsThe Colts were cruising into their week 10 matchup against the Rams.  Too bad they left the car in cruise control.  The Rams came into Indianapolis Sunday and drove right past the Colts, 38-8.  It was a breakout game for rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin, who caught two touchdowns and ran but a punt for a 98-yard touchdown.  His touchdown receptions were for 57 and 81 yards as the Rams improved to 4-6 and the Colts fell to 6-3.  Andrew Luck was brutal as he threw three picks and was sacked three times for a loss of 33 yards.  The Rams defense came out firing and most of the football world was stunned by the beatdown they put on Indianapolis.  The Colts are definitely a dangerous team, but if Trent Richardson puts up another game where he totals two rushing yards, Luck is going to have to put the team on his back. 

STOP THE PRESSES!  THE JAGUARS HAVE WON A FOOTBALL GAME!  It took until week ten, but the Jaguars are finally in the winning column with the 29-27 win over the Titans.  The Jags now hand the worst team in the NFL trophy to the Bucs.  Jacksonville forced four turnovers and their defense is what set the tone for them, including a safety that would turn out to be the difference.  It was a huge loss for the Titans, but the bigger loss came at quarterback.  Jake Locker re-injured himself and will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.  The Titans fall to 4-5 with the loss and will rely on backup Ryan Fitzpatrick to try and keep them alive in the AFC playoff race.  It doesn’t get any easier for the Titans as they get a couple of days off before taking on the 6-3 Colts Thursday night. 

3. Ravens survive an OT thriller over Bengals
Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) reacts after kicking the game winning field goal to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY SportsA.J. Green made one of the most miraculous and maybe lucky catches in the history of the NFL to end regulation and tie the game and send it to overtime.  Andy Dalton’s hail mary was tipped in the endzone and fell right into the hands of Green.  Then Marvin Lewis would cost his team the game with a boneheaded decision in overtime to go for it on 4th down at the Ravens 33.  It would have been a 50-yard field goal for Mike Nugent for the win.  Instead, the Bengals went for it and lost the game, 20-17.  It was a bizarre decision by Cincinnati, who didn't trust their kicker to get the job done.  The Ravens are right back in the AFC North race as they stand just two games behind the Bengals.  Ray Rice had yet another horrific game and the Ravens running game is going to need to see significant improvement if this team wants to even think about the playoffs.  The Ravens have another tough task next week as they head to Chicago to take on the Bears.  The Bengals will take on the Browns next week, who could make things even more interesting with an upset next week. 
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