The window of time separating pregame and postgame tailgating proved minimal Sunday. Credit the St. Louis Rams. Or, if the mood strikes, blame them.
Either way, by humiliating Indianapolis by a surprisingly lopsided 38-8 score, coach Jeff Fisher’s team wound up inspiring Colts fans to direct themselves toward any number of Lucas Oil Stadium’s exits early.
St. Louis started the scoring with a defensive touchdown and added three more by way of its offense. Sprinkle in rookie Tavon Austin’s 98-yard punt return for a score early in the second quarter, and the Rams sledge-hammered Indy’s collective psyche from virtually every angle.