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Historic effort helps lift Rams over Colts

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11/11/2013
The St. Louis Rams upset the Indianapolis Colts during Week 10 action with a dominant 38-8 road victory. Much of the Rams firepower came at the hands of rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin.

The first round pick out of West Virginia had a history-making performance when he became the first player in National Football League history to record a 95-plus yard punt return for a touchdown and two 55+ yard receiving touchdowns in the same game.

Austin finished the game with 142 scrimmage yards (138 receiving, four rushing) and 145 yards on punt returns. Austin and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (Dec. 8, 2002) are the only players in NFL history with at least 140 scrimmage yards and 140 punt-return yards in the same game.

Austin also joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and Randy Moss as the only players age 22 or younger with three 50+ yard touchdowns in the same game.


Date Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rushes Yards Avg. TD Punt Returns Yards Avg. TD
11/10/13 Tavon Austin 2 138 69.0 2 (57, 81) 1 4 4.0 0 4 145 36.3 1 (98)
12/08/02 Steve Smith 5 144 28.8 1 (34) 0 0 0.0 0 3 153 51.0 2 (61, 87)

Date Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rushes Yards Avg. TD Punt Returns Yards Avg. TD
11/10/13 Tavon Austin 2 138 69.0 2 (57, 81) 1 4 4.0 0 4 145 36.3 1 (98)
11/28/98 Randy Moss 3 163 54.3 3 (51, 56, 56) 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0
12/12/65 Gale Sayers 2 89 44.5 1 (80) 9 113 12.6 4 (21, 7, 50, 1) 5 134 26.8 1 (85)
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