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Texans melt down as Rams dominate in Houston

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The ugliest performance of this Sunday in the NFL belonged to the Houston Texans, who were absolutely dreadful in all three phases of the game, getting destroyed by the Rams.

The flip side is that St. Louis, a team that hasn’t gotten much credit this season, turned in an impressive performance, winning 38-13 and improving to 3-3 on the season.

St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford was calmly efficient, completing 12 of 16 passes for 117 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Also impressive for St. Louis was defensive tackle Michael Brockers, who had two sacks, two quarterback hits and three tackles for loss.

But the story of this game will be that the Texans, who entered the season looking like a playoff team, have totally collapsed. Matt Schaub suffered an ankle injury and was replaced by T.J. Yates to the delight of the fans in Houston, but this team’s problems go deeper than the starting quarterback. The Texans are a mess.

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22 Responses to “Texans melt down as Rams dominate in Houston”
  1. nfl4days says: Oct 13, 2013 3:51 PM

    No heart. This team had Superbowl expectations. Now it looks like they may not make the playoffs.

  2. colts419 says: Oct 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    The south is ours again. You texans fans knew it wouldn’t last long

  3. realfootballfan says: Oct 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    Yea, about that time to make a clean break: coach, QB, and offensive system. Andre Johnson is past his prime as well.

  4. wearethesteelers says: Oct 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    Manziel will be a Texan.

  5. jimr10 says: Oct 13, 2013 3:54 PM

    Is this the end for Gary kubiak?

  6. robolundgren says: Oct 13, 2013 3:55 PM

    What isn’t said in the article here is that fans were throwing ice at Schaub before he got hurt, and then actually cheered when he was down on the field holding his ankle. Absolutely disgusting behavior.

  7. raymondtx says: Oct 13, 2013 3:55 PM

    Oh no! We suck again!

  8. v2the4 says: Oct 13, 2013 3:56 PM

    you forgot to mention that TJ Yates came in and kept the streak alive…he threw a pick 6 on his fifth attempt of the day, 98 yard td for the rams…

    if texans owner bob mcnair doesnt fire Kubiak tonight, then he is only in this thing to cash checks..

    texans will be favored by 1 over jacksonville right now

  9. htowntexan says: Oct 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    Coach, qb, and special teams coach are all in bottom 20% of league. Not too much you can do with that.

  10. rhabdodontidae says: Oct 13, 2013 3:58 PM

    That was fun.

    Rams haven’t had a game like this since Faulk, Bruce, Holt, Pace were all still here.

  11. thekingdave says: Oct 13, 2013 4:01 PM

    @colts419

    Yep. Tanking for the greatest QB prospect since Peyton Manning will do that. I mean, you guys ran Curtis Painter out there on a weekly basis with a straight face.

  12. ezrider33hg says: Oct 13, 2013 4:02 PM

    Rams Fan….I feel for the Texan’s Fans. Wow

  13. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 13, 2013 4:07 PM

    rhabdodontidae says:
    Oct 13, 2013 3:58 PM
    That was fun.

    Rams haven’t had a game like this since Faulk, Bruce, Holt, Pace were all still here.

    _____________________________

    Texans haven’t had a game like that since…. last week. :(

  14. jhorton83 says: Oct 13, 2013 4:10 PM

    Kubiak has always been an overrated coach. His teams have consistently underachieved every year, even when they were making the playoffs.

  15. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 13, 2013 4:14 PM

    (de-bo style) hey texans give us back our afc south championship belt (snatches it) ..now go sit in the corner!!!

  16. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    I said early this week that this crap team from houston was a fraud. Ha Ha.

  17. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 13, 2013 4:29 PM

    Paper Texans; they are who we thought they were. And we didn’t let them off the hook!

  18. mrcincinnati says: Oct 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    maybe the Bengals will win a playoff game now..keep it up Texans.. WHO DEY

  19. texanfan62 says: Oct 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    Kubiak and Dick Smith, NEED TO GO! Period!

  20. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 13, 2013 4:47 PM

    thekingdave says:

    awwww cheer up buddy, lol

  21. alonestartexan says: Oct 13, 2013 11:39 PM

    This Texans team is almost an exact mirror image of the late 90’s/early 2000’s Buccaneers.

    A great defense, a great running game, and inept quarterbacking/coaching.

    Kubiak is similar to Tony Dungy, he has no fire, he’s too passive! The Texans need to fire him and hire someone like Gruden or Cowher, that can light a fire under their butts!

  22. coachbeck says: Oct 14, 2013 2:28 AM

    Jacksonville will get win vs the texans. Mark it down

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