By David Demarco, Staff Writer
After defeating the Jaguars at home, the Rams traveled to Houston for a match-up of 2-3 teams fighting to stay in the playoff chase. Coming off a turnaround performance in Week 5, the Rams looked to take advantage of a struggling Texans team and snag their third win of the season.
Out of the gate, the Rams appeared prepared to win. Despite being unable to slow down Arian Foster, the Rams held the Texans to a pair of Field Goals in the first half. The Rams were once again able to capitalize on a running attack on the legs of rookie running back Zac Stacy and his 79 yards on 18 carries. A consistent running helped move the chains allowing Bradford to toss a pair of 2-yard touchdowns to Cory Harkey and Lance Kendricks. Going into the half the Rams led the Texans at a comfortable 17-6 score.
The second half arrived and the Rams ran away with shutdown defense, forcing turnovers and playing conservatively on offense. The Rams continued their streak red zone scores with a strike to Brian Quick. After Texan’s quarterback Matt Schaub was pulled due to injury, Tj Yates tossed a pair of interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Alec Ogletree. Special teams made a big play forcing a fumble and returning it for a touchdown paving the way for a 38-13 Rams victory.
For Week 7 the Rams head back on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers. To continue on their short win streak the Rams need to be able to slow down a respectable Carolina run game as well as have one of their own. Stacy needs to continue being serviceable and the passing game will be opened up as it’s been. Maybe Rams fans can cross their fingers for a Tavon Austin sighting after this single catch against Houston.