If I remember correctly, the Norton boxing started in 1995 (Norton's 2nd season). Rams had moved to St.Louis and started the season 5-1. We were 4-2 going into our matchup @ St.Louis. End result: 44-10 victory and a new TD dance was born. Rams would lose the following 2 games and ultimately 7 of their final 9 games to finish 7-9 with no playoffs. Bettis was traded before the start of the following season.
"The San Francisco 49ers didn't have injured Steve Young Sunday, but they sure had Chris Miller. The St. Louis Rams quarterback threw as many touchdown passes (two) for the 49ers as did Young's understudy, Elvis Grbac.
Grbac's first pass in his first start was a 35-yard touchdown toss to John Taylor. By the time he took his second snap, he was ahead 14-0.
Miller's favorite receiver was 49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who returned two of Miller's four interceptions for touchdowns in a 44-10 rout that confirmed the best in the defending world champions and the worst in a Rams team that apparently has been living a lie.
The opening 3 minutes of the game were hilarious and deserve preservation:
Play 3--Rams fullback Jerome Bettis gains 2 yards and promptly runs to the locker room to get retaped.
Play 4--Miller is sacked.
Play 5--Miller aims for Jessie Hester and throws straight to 49ers safety Dedrick Dodge, who returns to the 35. Rams star wide receiver Isaac Bruce nearly knocks himself out in a collision on the tackle.
Play 6--Grbac rolls out and hits Taylor for a 35-yard touchdown pass.
Play 8--Miller is sacked.
Play 9--Miller aims for Troy Drayton and throws straight to Norton, who returns for his first NFL touchdown and beats up the "heavy bag" on the goal post in an imitation of his father, former heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr."
[ Edited by joshuatree on Apr 4, 2014 at 1:23 AM ]