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Jared Goff leads Rams to 4th straight win, 33-7 over Texans

LOS ANGELES (AP) After the final whistle of the Rams' fourth consecutive victory, Robert Woods looked up into the stands and felt the love from thousands of frenzied Los Angeles fans who stuck around for another blowout win.

''Keep coming out to the Coliseum, and we're going to keep winning for y'all!'' Woods shouted.

After a false start to their franchise's homecoming last season, the Rams are on a roll.

And the Houston Texans are the latest opponent to get flattened.

Woods caught two of Jared Goff's three touchdown passes during a dominant third quarter, and the Rams returned after a month away from home with a 33-7 victory over Houston on Sunday.

After struggling to a 9-7 lead during a quiet first half for the NFL's highest-scoring team, the Rams (7-2) ran away with a series of big throws by Goff, who passed for a career-high 355 yards with no interceptions.

The defense also shut out Houston in the second half on the way to the Rams' best start since 2001, when they went 8-1 in St. Louis on the way to the Super Bowl. The Rams are on their longest winning streak since 2003, which was also their last winning season.

''The first half was a little shaky,'' Goff acknowledged. ''There's some throws I would like back. We just couldn't really get into a rhythm. In the second half, we figured it out.''

Did they ever: Woods caught a 94-yard TD pass to break it open before Sammy Watkins and Woods made TD catches 19 seconds apart late in the third quarter, with a fumble caused by rookie Rams linebacker Samson Ekubam sandwiched between them. Woods finished with eight catches for 171 yards, including the 12-yard TD that essentially sealed it.

The Rams' 4-12 homecoming season tested the interest of LA fans who had been hurt by this franchise before, but coach Sean McVay's Rams are definitely worth watching. A franchise with 13 consecutive non-winning seasons is just two victories away from breaking that streak.

''Hey, I've never been 7-2 before, so I feel good,'' fourth-year Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said.

NFL scoring leader Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals for the Rams, who hadn't played in LA since early October thanks to two East Coast road trips, a bye and a ''home'' game in London. Los Angeles kept its momentum going against the Texans with a 205-yard third quarter on the way to scoring at least 27 points for the eighth time in nine games.

Bruce Ellington caught a 26-yard TD pass for the Texans (3-6), who have lost three straight and four of five.

Tom Savage passed for 221 yards with two interceptions for Houston, which lost its second straight since losing rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson for the season with a knee injury. Houston also is without defensive superstar J.J. Watt.

''I haven't done a good job coaching this team this year, and that was my message to the team,'' Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. ''I have to figure out how to coach this team better and try to get them to play better.''

Donald forced a fumble on Houston's opening possession while sacking Savage, his college teammate at Pitt. But the Rams couldn't get in the end zone early, and they trailed for the first time since Oct. 15 when the Texans made a 75-yard drive in the second quarter capped by Ellington's untouched catch-and-run TD.

Houston had the chance for more points late in the first half, but Mark Barron made an interception at the Los Angeles 10.

''We didn't put the defense in some good situations there at the end of the half to give them those three points, especially with the interception,'' Savage said. ''I was seeing everything clear. I'm confident in myself, so I think we just watch it and see what we can improve.''

FULLER DOWN

Texans receiver Will Fuller injured his ribs while receiving a huge hit from Rams S Lamarcus Joyner in the first half. He didn't return.

BIG GAIN

Woods' 94-yarder was the longest play of his five-year NFL career. It was also the Rams' longest pass play since 1964 - including the entire Greatest Show on Turf era in St. Louis, when Kurt Warner and Isaac Bruce led a peerless passing offense.

BIG KICKS

Zuerlein surpassed his previous career high when he made his 27th field goal of the season shortly before halftime, and he added another in the second half. The sure-footed veteran has missed just one field goal all season.

UP NEXT

Texans: The NFC West portion of the schedule continues with a visit next Sunday from the Arizona Cardinals, who will be on extra rest after playing Thursday.

Rams: A trip to Minnesota for a showdown between 7-2 teams next Sunday. They'll face former Los Angeles QB Case Keenum and the Vikings.

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Key Players
D. Hopkins 10 WR
111 ReYds, 7 RECs
11
FPTS
J. Goff 16 QB
355 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 3 RuYds
32
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:33
G.Zuerlein 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
9
plays
74
yds
6:26
pos
7
33
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:14
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
7
30
Touchdown 1:14
J.Goff pass short right to R.Woods for 12 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
12
yds
0:10
pos
7
29
Point After TD 1:33
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
7
23
Touchdown 1:33
J.Goff pass short left to S.Watkins for 17 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
36
yds
1:18
pos
7
22
Point After TD 9:23
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
7
16
Touchdown 9:23
J.Goff pass deep middle to R.Woods for 94 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2
plays
96
yds
0:33
pos
7
15
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:14
G.Zuerlein 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
10
plays
43
yds
1:21
pos
7
9
Point After TD 6:31
K.Fairbairn extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
plays
yds
pos
7
6
Touchdown 6:31
T.Savage pass short left to B.Ellington for 26 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
3:46
pos
6
6
Field Goal 10:17
G.Zuerlein 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
6
plays
62
yds
3:04
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 11:10
G.Zuerlein 27 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.McQuaide, Holder-J.Hekker.
4
plays
3
yds
1:22
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:29 31:31
1st Downs 17 19
Rushing 3 6
Passing 9 13
Penalty 5 0
3rd Down Conv 4-12 6-16
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 283 443
Total Plays 64 66
Avg Gain 4.4 6.7
Net Yards Rushing 89 104
Rush Attempts 25 25
Avg Rush Yards 3.6 4.2
Net Yards Passing 194 339
Comp. - Att. 18-36 26-38
Yards Per Pass 5.4 8.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-27 3-22
Penalties - Yards 8-60 10-86
Touchdowns 1 3
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 4 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 6-46.8 4-51.3
Return Yards 17 115
Punts - Returns 1-17 3-32
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-49
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-34
Kicking 1/2 7/7
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 0/1 4/4
Red Zone Eff. 0-3 -0% 2-5 -40%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Texans 3-6 07007
Rams 7-2 3621333
194 PASS YDS 339
89 RUSH YDS 104
283 TOTAL YDS 443
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Savage 3 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 221 1 2 55.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.3% 502 2 2 62.2
T. Savage 18/36 221 1 2 6
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Miller 26 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
140 543 2
L. Miller 11 60 0 21 7
D. Foreman 27 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
68 262 0
D. Foreman 7 18 0 6 1
A. Blue 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 43 0
A. Blue 4 10 0 7 1
B. Miller 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
B. Miller 1 1 0 1 0
T. Savage 3 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
T. Savage 2 0 0 1 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Hopkins 10 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 7 111 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 803 8
D. Hopkins 14 7 111 0 36 11
B. Ellington 12 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 41 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 231 2
B. Ellington 8 4 41 1 26 10
S. Anderson 89 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 221 0
S. Anderson 3 2 30 0 17 3
W. Fuller 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 326 7
W. Fuller 3 2 15 0 9 1
L. Miller 26 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 242 2
L. Miller 1 1 14 0 14 7
C. Fiedorowicz 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 10 0
C. Fiedorowicz 6 2 10 0 7 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-15 0 1.0
K. Jackson 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hal 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-17 2 0.0
A. Hal 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Joseph 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-7 2 0.0
J. Joseph 4-1 0.0 0 0
B. Scarlett 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-6 0 2.0
B. Scarlett 4-0 2.0 0 0
K. Johnson 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-6 0 0.0
K. Johnson 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Pleasant 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 0 2.0
E. Pleasant 3-0 0.0 0 0
L. Houston 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
L. Houston 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Jenkins 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Drummond 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 1.0
K. Drummond 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. McKinney 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-21 0 2.0
B. McKinney 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Peters 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
B. Peters 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Clowney 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-5 0 6.0
J. Clowney 3-0 1.0 0 0
C. Moore 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 0.0
C. Moore 3-0 0.0 0 0
X. Su'a-Filo 71 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
X. Su'a-Filo 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Thompson 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Thompson 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Williams 40 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-0 1 0.0
M. Williams 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Martin 66 C
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
N. Martin 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Blackson 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Blackson 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-7 1 1.0
M. Gilchrist 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Savage 3 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Savage 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Watkins 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
C. Watkins 1-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Cunningham 41 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-22 0 0.0
Z. Cunningham 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Reader 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-19 0 1.0
D. Reader 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Fairbairn 7 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
11/13 23/25
K. Fairbairn 0/1 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Lechler 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.8 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
51 49.8 22
S. Lechler 6 46.8 4 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Ellington 12 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
B. Ellington 1 17.0 17 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Goff 16 QB
32
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.6% 355 3 0 125.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.2% 2385 16 4 101.5
J. Goff 25/37 355 3 0 32
J. Hekker 6 P
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 6 0 0 91.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 34 0 0 118.8
J. Hekker 1/1 6 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Gurley 30 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
172 754 7
T. Gurley 11 68 0 34 12
L. Dunbar 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 31 0
L. Dunbar 5 31 0 12 3
J. Goff 16 QB
32
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 48 1
J. Goff 4 3 0 6 32
T. Austin 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 171 1
T. Austin 5 2 0 7 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Woods 17 WR
29
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 171 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 622 4
R. Woods 10 8 171 2 94 29
T. Gurley 30 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 406 3
T. Gurley 7 6 68 0 43 12
C. Kupp 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 32 417 3
C. Kupp 7 6 47 0 19 4
S. Watkins 12 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 41 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 372 4
S. Watkins 3 2 41 1 24 10
T. Higbee 89 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 209 1
T. Higbee 4 2 22 0 15 2
P. Cooper 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 47 0
P. Cooper 2 2 12 0 6 1
L. Dunbar 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
L. Dunbar 1 0 0 0 0 3
G. Everett 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 198 1
G. Everett 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Barron 26 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-7 3 1.0
M. Barron 5-0 0.0 1 0
T. Johnson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-4 2 0.0
T. Johnson 5-0 0.0 0 0
K. Webster 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-2 0 0.0
K. Webster 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Ogletree 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-16 0 2.0
A. Ogletree 4-3 0.0 0 0
N. Robey-Coleman 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-8 2 0.0
N. Robey-Coleman 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Brockers 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-7 0 3.0
M. Brockers 2-1 1.0 0 0
L. Joyner 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-6 2 0.0
L. Joyner 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Donald 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-5 0 5.0
A. Donald 2-1 1.0 0 1
J. Johnson 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-8 1 0.0
J. Johnson 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
T. Walker 2-1 0.0 0 0
E. Westbrooks 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 2.0
E. Westbrooks 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Hekker 6 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hekker 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Barwin 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-4 0 4.0
C. Barwin 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Fox 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 2.0
M. Fox 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Ebukam 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
S. Ebukam 1-0 1.0 0 1
B. Countess 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 1 0.0
B. Countess 0-0 0.0 1 0
M. Longacre 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 4.0
M. Longacre 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Zuerlein 4 K
15
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 3/3
SEASON FG XP
28/29 30/30
G. Zuerlein 4/4 50 3/3 15
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hekker 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 51.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 47.7 15
J. Hekker 4 51.3 0 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Cooper 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.5 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 30.2 103 1
P. Cooper 2 24.5 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Cooper 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 10.7 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 11.2 30 0
P. Cooper 3 10.7 27 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 2:28 5 0 Fumble
11:10 HOU 25 1:58 5 25 Punt
8:07 HOU 43 3:14 6 19 Punt
2:24 HOU 37 4:03 8 47 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:17 HOU 25 3:46 8 75 TD
3:30 LAR 38 1:55 6 18 INT
0:14 HOU 25 0:14 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:13 HOU 20 3:17 6 19 Punt
9:23 HOU 25 1:09 3 5 Punt
3:53 HOU 20 1:02 3 0 Punt
1:33 HOU 25 0:09 1 -10 Fumble
1:14 HOU 25 2:15 5 24 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:33 HOU 25 2:59 8 64 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:32 HOU 12 1:22 4 3 FG
9:12 LAR 20 1:05 3 -1 Punt
4:53 LAR 4 2:29 4 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 LAR 24 3:04 6 62 FG
6:31 LAR 18 3:01 7 20 Downs
1:35 LAR 25 1:21 10 43 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAR 25 1:47 4 12 Punt
9:56 LAR 4 0:33 2 96 TD
8:14 LAR 9 4:21 9 39 Punt
2:51 HOU 36 1:18 3 36 TD
1:24 HOU 12 0:10 1 12 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 LAR 11 6:26 9 74 FG
4:34 LAR 25 4:34 8 28 Game