3 predictions for Rams and Texans in Week 10

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Tavon Austin
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Tavon Austin /
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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 05: Tom Savage /

Texans QB Tom Savage will remind everyone why some quarterbacks are starters and others are not. On Sunday, we’ll remember why Savage is best in a ball cap holding a clipboard.

But we should be honest about the fact that if Watson was the starter, this is a different football game.

But he’s not.

Give credit to what defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has done with the Rams defense. They were teetering, unable to stop much of anyone dating back to when LA played the Redskins and then San Francisco in back to back weeks.

That’s all changed.

As Los Angeles has developed and evolved into a very complete team, defense has been a tandem story to the success that the Rams offense has been.

Maybe even overshadowed in some cases.

Since Dallas, Phillips has steadied his defense. With the exception of Leonard Fournette on that opening play in Jacksonville, the Rams D has been stingy, including a shutout against the Cardinals, and 17 points in a long decided blowout on the road against the Giants.

The Texans are likely to face a similar fate in Week 10.

Like I said, if Watson is playing on Sunday, this is a different game, but he isn’t.

The Los Angeles Rams will validate that Savage is best on the sidelines with a headset on, and someone else taking snaps.