The St. Louis Rams hit the San Francisco 49ers with authority in the first quarter of their return from the bye week Sunday afternoon, with Sam Bradford connecting with Brian Quick for the rookie's first career touchdown on a 36-yard pass. The Rams' little-used second-rounder, their supposed future No. 1 who'd found himself invisible outside garbage time until now, beat his cornerback in one-on-one and rolled into the end zone the score early.
With fellow rookie receiver Chris Givens inactive for violating team rules, Givens finds himself, in Week 10, with his best chance yet to make an impact in the regular season. And so far he's absolutely done that, even with Rams No. 1 Danny Amendola back in the offense and looking as dependable as ever.
We'll keep following the Rams' surprise assault on the 49ers all day with score updates, fantasy news, and blatant injury speculation. Hopefully, we'll have even more chances in which to sing Brian Quick's praises, while we're at it. On the season the Rams' Appalachian State alum has six receptions for 126 yards and this afternoon's touchdown.