Rams 38, Texans 13: Football

Bob Levey

In an unpredictably enjoyable fashion, the Rams got a big win on the road in Houston to even their record at 3-3 and restore hope to the 2013 season.

Sometimes, things are hard to understand.

Take this quote from an email I just got from Doug:

The most intriguing aspects of this game is how the Rams have a little more than half the total offense of Houston, but have 38 points? Bradford has a 134 QB rating, with 117 passing yards? He hit 9 different receivers, with none of them getting more than 2 targets each?

Sam Bradford threw the ball just 16 times, but looked in complete control and miles above both Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates.

Zac Stacy ran for nearly 80 yards on 14 carries and will get much of the credit for setting the tone for the Rams. Arian Foster gained 141 yards on 20 carries and in reality had much less impact on the game.

Andre Johnson had 88 yards on seven catches. The Rams' top receiver was Jared Cook with 45 yards on a pair of receptions.

The Rams, true to form, racked up nine penalties for for 74 yards lost. The Texans kept pace with seven for 95.

The Texans looked confused, sloppy, and behind their four turnovers, outmatched.

The Rams did not look like the Rams I was expecting.

They looked like the Rams I was hoping for.

The 2013 season? It's on.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker