Things continue to go the Rams way, as they left Houston with a 38-22 Week 8 win against the Texans. Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdown passes, and the game was never within reach for the 1-7 Texans; at one point the Rams held a 38-0 lead.
After the 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cooper Kupp with about nine minutes left in the third quarter, followed by the 16-yard touchdown run from wide receiver Robert Woods, which pushed the Rams’ lead to 38-0, head coach Sean McVay seized the opportunity to give his veteran quarterback a well-earned rest for the remainder of the game.
It was the fourth quarter when Houston finally got on the board, scoring their first touchdown with eight minutes remaining in the game. With Matthew Stafford sidelined, a Texan run continued, closing the gap to 38-22. But it was simply far too late for the struggling Houston squad.
“To be at a spot where you’re up 38-0 is really a tough thing to do in this league. Obviously, we would have liked to be able to finish the game better than what we did,” said Rams head coach Sean McVay.
Rams RB Darrell Henderson ran for 90 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns. Cooper Kupp had seven catches for 115 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Robert Woods added two touchdowns.
The Rams will host the 6-2 Tennessee Titans for Week 9 on Sunday, which is predicted to be a much closer matchup. The Titans are coming off of an overtime win at the Indianapolis Colts.