Through a gritty first half that saw the Texans scoring the only touchdown on what seemed to be a John Johnson III rookie mistake, the Rams leaned on Greg Zuerlein to keep them in front, 9-7.
Zuerlein has had an amazing year so far to date as well, being extremely consistent and already cracking the 100 point mark in the early season.
Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins both had solid games as well, combining for three touchdowns including a LOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGG bomb for a 94 yard touchdown.
Robert Woods.— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) November 12, 2017
94 YARDS TO THE HOUSE! pic.twitter.com/hTWkhNW7v3
After giving up a touchdown in the opening half, the Rams defense completely tightened up, forcing multiple turnovers and suffocating Tom Savage, DeAndre Hopkins, and the rest of the Houston offense. The combination of timely turnovers creating strong starting positions gave the Rams ample opportunity to pull away 33-7.
Another underrated benefit of #Rams ST/D is that the Off has the NFL’s best average starting field pos. Starting on their on 34.0. The next closest is Dallas at the 31.3.— I am Beto (@_BMule) November 13, 2017
All in all, the Rams are now 7-2 and have won four games in the row, a feat not done by the franchise in 14 years.
.@RamsNFL have won 4 in a row for the first time in 14 years.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 13, 2017
With a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings and former Rams “Top-10 by some metrics” Case Keenum, the season will start to get interesting as the Rams will try to keep their first place status.
Post Jeff Fisher records:— Ted Nguyen (@RaidersAnalysis) November 12, 2017
Case Keenum: 7-2
Rams: 6-2 https://t.co/kdwLV54dLn
The Rams have turned the ship around sooner than anyone could have anticipated. Give Sean McVay and his vision credit for turning things around. How quickly does the perception change in which less than a year ago, Jared Goff looked like a bust and Todd Gurley wasn’t the same special back from his rookie campaign.
Are the Rams a lock to win the NFC West? Absolutely not, but they are proving week after week that they won’t go away easily and will continue to fight through everything.