Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) stands on the sideline during action against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Texans 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Can The Rams Get The “Upset” In Houston


For the first time since  the beginning of the season the Rams finally got back into the win column by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-20. The task ahead does not get any easier unfortunately as the Rams have to play the Texans and Panthers both on the road, before they have to play the division leading Seahawks.

However, we will take it one game at a time and focus on the Texans for now. The Texans came into the season as possible favorites to win the AFC South and the AFC for that matter. Unfortunately for them that just hasnt been the case. The Texans have lost 3 straight games and in the two games they did win it took a few last minute miracles to pull them out.

Matt Schaub has been a giant problem for the Texans this season. In the past four games Schaub has thrown at least one interception that went for a touchdown, including one that basically gave the Seahawks the win in week four. It is uncertain who the Texans will turn to this upcoming week. Will they stick with Matt Schaub, or will they turn to two time playoff victor T.J. Yates.

Oct 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis (18) catches for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at The Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Whoever the Texans do go to the Rams will definitely have their hands full. The Texans still have Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Andre Johnson, and DeAndre Hopkins they have to manage, not to mention all the playmakers on the other side of the ball featuring JJ Watt. The Texans have plenty of talent, but whether or not take advantage of that talent is another question. The last time the Rams took a trip to Texas the result was embarrassing. The Rams will definitely be hoping for a better result this time around. This definitley wont be their first rodeo.

The Rams may have just caught the Texans at the perfect time, and in the right year. The past few season the Texans have been a powerhouse, this season has been a completely different story.The Texans are banged up and there are a lot of major questions surrounding this team which features the questions at quarterback. Whenever you have questions surrounding the quarterback, it’s never a good thing.

The Rams have found their winning formula along with their run game. Like mentioned before the Rams are going to have their hands full this week, but this game is definitely not a for sure loss, the Rams do have a chance of leaving Houston with a victory. If the Rams get a win at Houston they will move to 3-3,be back at .500, and then things will start to get very interesting going into the middle part of the season.

  • ricdram

    Though I am (slightly) encouraged by
    the W against the (weak) Jags, Fisher
    still has(major)issues @ all 3 phases.
    Zac looked good but it was the Jags.
    I wouldn’t count on Schaub throwing
    any pick 6′s. I don’t see us stoping
    JJ, Foster,Johnson or Hopkins. I’m
    not showing a white flag, just being
    realistic about what the Rams have
    shown & failed to show. I read Tavon
    made a quick exit after the Jags game. Between the ST penalties &
    Shottys poor play calling who could
    blame him.The dink/dunk passing
    attack is (obviously)obsolete.Run
    Stacy & pass deep, otherwise its
    2-4 & backwards we go. Those 3
    Coordinators(+)Fisher need to clean
    it up. Later . . .

    • Blaine Grisak

      I didn’t say it was going to be easy, I just think it’s a possibility. Texans arent playing near as well as they have been the last couple of years, and Rams found their run game and learned how to win again. Sure it may have been against the Jaguars, but it only takes one to get going.

    • Blaine Grisak

      Owen Daniels has also been reported to be out 8 weeks with an injury. Another advantage St. Louis. We need to be able to stop the run and not let Texans beat us with play action and big plays. Then we will have a chance

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  • Oscar Alejo

    There’s no reason the rams cant get a win against the Texans, they can use this game as a spring board to try an make a solid run.

  • Berdj Rassam

    There is no reason why the game shouldn’t be close a TD or less; whether the Rams have enough to win vs the Texans on the road – we’ll see.