Special Teams Duplicity Helps Rams To Big-Ass Lead Over Seahawks (St. Louis Wins With Yet More Punt Trickery)
This marvelous bit of pettifoggery on a punt return has given St. Louis a 21-3 lead over the visiting Seahawks (it's now 21-6 at halftime) ... notice the Rams had two punt returners, and most of the Seattle defenders chased wrong one. Stedman Bailey, the one on the top, actually caught the ball, and ran for an 88-yard TD. Tavon Austin, the one on the bottom there, appeared to signal for a fair catch, and drew quite a lot of attention.
So, no one watches the ball on defense? Anyway, Pete Carroll argued that Austin's fair catch signal was illegal, but the refs disagreed. Lost in all of this is that the Rams are dominating even without this play. Is it time to wonder, what happened to the Seahawks?
The greatest thing about this? Carroll accusing another team of cheating.
Pretty sure these 2 were the masterminds behind that Rams punt return TD pic.twitter.com/HwZE24hc08
— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) October 19, 2014
Here's Tre Mason's first career touchdown, which gave St. Louis a 7-3 lead.
UPDATE: Russell Wilson's 21-yard TD run makes it 21-13, St. Louis. It was fun while it lasted, Rams fans.
UPDATE: It's St. Louis 21, Seattle 19 in the fourth quarter -- the Seahawks' drive helped by a 52-yard run by Wilson. Seattle missed a 2-point conversion.
UPDATE: Austin Davis is 15x16 passing for the Rams.
UPDATE: Fake punt! Rams first down, can run out the clock.
O Fake Punt do Rams! https://t.co/lVpHngg0ng
— oQuarterback (@oQuarterback) October 19, 2014
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