Rams heat up after slow start to scorch Texans


Jared Goff threw three touchdowns and the Los Angeles Rams avenged the Dodgers World Series loss to the Astros, by defeating the Houston Texans, 33-7, on Sunday afternoon at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

All Pro lineman Aaron Donald set the tone early for the Mob Squad as he sacked Texans' starter Tom Savage on the team's opening drive, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Matt Longacre on the Houston 20-yard line.

Improving to 7-2 on the year, the Rams remain in control of the NFC West after the second-place Sehawks improved to 6-3 with a win on Thursday.

The second touchdown to Woods gave Goff his third 300-yard day of the season and this fourth multiple touchdown pass outing. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington, in his first season with the Texans after spending 2014 and 2015 with the 49ers, was responsible for the Texans' first score of Sunday's game. The Rams are off to their best start since 2001, when they went 8-1 in St. Louis. But the Rams couldn't get in the end zone early, and they trailed for the first time since October 15 when the Texans made a 75-yard drive in the second quarter capped by Ellington's untouched catch-and-run TD.

Texans: WR Will Fuller injured his ribs while receiving a huge hit from Rams S Lamarcus Joyner in the first half. The sure-footed veteran has missed just one field goal all season. He faces a tough matchup in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.