St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Shaun Hill returned as the starter and
helped lead the St. Louis Rams to a win over Peyton Manning and the Denver
How’s that for a shocker?
Picked by Rams coach Jeff Fisher to start over Austin Davis, Hill passed for
220 yards and a touchdown and Greg Zuerlein kicked a career-high five field
goals in Sunday’s 22-7 victory.
The defense had a hand in the upset, too.
Manning was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter as the Broncos tried to
pull themselves out of a hole. He played much of the game without two of his
favorite targets after tight end Julius Thomas was knocked out early with an
ankle injury and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a concussion on the
first series of the second half.
The five-time MVP finished 34-of-54 for 389 yards and a 42-yard touchdown pass
to Sanders in the second quarter.
It was only the second time the Broncos (7-3) were held under 10 points since
signing Manning in 2012. The first was their 43-8 loss to Seattle in the Super
Hill ended 20-of-29 with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt, who had four
catches for 128 yards — all in the first half. Rookie Tre Mason rushed for a
career-high 113 yards on 29 carries for the Rams (4-6).