Rout of Texans Further Solidifies Rams Dominance

Updated: November 13, 2017

Once again the Rams were gifted a bad quarterback and once again the Rams took advantage. The Rams started off slow with a half time score of 9-7 but by the end of the game it was a full fledged rout. Houston came into the game hobbled at quarterback with the injury to DeSean Watson and were stuck with “Macho Man” Tommy Savage. Savage got massacred by defensive lineman and possible balrog Aaron Donald who forced a fumble on the first play. Things didn’t get any better as the entire Texans offense mustered only 246 yards of offense. Savage would also throw two picks to Mark Barron and Blake Countess respectively.  The Texans defense did a great job of halting the Rams offense for the first half but in the third quarter, the rout began.

The third quarter resulted in a nine minute scoring barrage. Robert Woods caught a 94 yard touchdown pass followed by a Sammy Watkins touchdown 19 seconds later. Woods would catch another touchdown on a play action screen that was both well executed and unfair. Jared Goff threw a career high 355 yards and continued his ascent into a genuine starting quarterback. Todd Gurley did not score but did post 68 yards and allowed for the play action game to be devastating to the Houston defense. The Rams even excelled on special teams as Greg the Leg booted his 27th field goal of the season.

Los Angeles is now 3-0 against the AFC South and will finish out that part of their schedule on Christmas Eve. The Rams now sit at 7-2 for the first time since 2001 and have won four in a row this season. Up next the Rams take on the NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings in another game that will test Sean McVay’s ability to crack opposing defenses. They also get a chance to best Goff’s predecessor Case Keenum, assuming the Vikes don’t go with Teddy Bridgewater.

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