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

Rams-Texans Preview: Hoedown In Houston


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On Sunday, the St. Louis Rams will take on the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday at noon.

The Houston Texans are 2-3 with close victories over San Diego and the Tennessee Titans. The Texans have 2 blowout losses to the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The Texans are reeling at this point.

Distractions, Distractions, Distractions:

At least the St. Louis Rams know who their quarterback will be on Sunday. Unfortunately we don’t know who will start on Sunday for the Houston Texans. Matt Schaub has thrown an interception for a touchdown in four straight games. It’s gotten so bad in Houston that fans may or may not have berated Matt Schaub at his Houston area home. With so many distractions going on around the program, you have to feel confident that the Rams can win in Houston.

Who to watch: J.J. Watt

Despite the Texans playing poorly, J.J. Watt is still playing at an elite level. The defensive end from Wisconsin is the only bright spot on what has been a disappointing season so far for the Houston Texans.

Prediction: 

I mentioned in my Rams recap article that this is a huge game for the St. Louis Rams. Not only would a win put them back at 3-3 but give them some momentum into Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers and then a Monday night matchup at home against the Seattle Seahawks. This is a crucial game that the St. Louis Rams need. The Texans are reeling. They are a vulnerable opponent who can’t stop anybody. Not to mention Janoris Jenkins is probably hoping Matt Schaub starts so he can get a pick 6 that he has been desperately looking for this season. I expect the Rams to be confident and prepared going into Houston. I will pick the Rams to beat the Houston Texans.

Rams beat the Texans 31-17

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