The Los Angeles Rams beat the Houston Texans 33-7 at the Memorial Coliseum on November 12, 2017. The first-place Rams improved to 7-2 on the season.
Both teams struggled early, but defensive tackle Aaron Donald lifted the Rams with a strip sack of Texans quarterback Tom Savage on Houston’s first possession. Los Angeles failed to get the ball in the end zone and settled for a field goal to lead 3-0.
The Rams continued to flounder and actually fell behind 7-6 in the second quarter. Houston rebounded with a scoring drive of their own, resulting in their last lead of the game. The Rams managed one last drive late in the second half and earned another field goal. They went into halftime with a slim 9-7 lead.
Quarterback Jared Goff gave the Rams their first touchdown of the game with a 96-yard strike to receiver Robert Woods. The Rams ended the third quarter by scoring 14 points in less than 20 seconds. Their first one came on a touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins, and the second one went to Robert Woods again to make the score 30-7, Rams.
The fourth quarter was mostly clock management, though the Rams scored one final time on a 33-yard Greg Zuerlein field goal. Los Angeles moved to one-game ahead of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West with the victory.
Next up, the Rams will face arguably their toughest task of the season thus far. They travel to Minnesota to take on the red-hot Vikings on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PT.