Rams Lead Texans 17-6 at Halftime

A pair of touchdown passes and a field goal gave St. Louis a 17-6 lead over Houston at halftime.

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tossed a 2-yard strike to reserve tight end Cory Harkey for an early 7-0 lead.

Greg Zuerlein added a 42-yard field goal to give the visitors a 10-0 advantage.

It appeared as if the Texans were going to trim the deficit on its ensuing possession, which featured a heavy dose of running back Arian Foster. Runs of 23 and 22 yards helped the Texans get inside the the Rams’ 5-yard line. But the Rams defense stood tall and held the Texans to a 20-yard field goal to make it a 10-3 game.

The Rams answered with rookie running back Zac Stacy, who darted 18 yards to the Texans’ 8-yard line before Bradford threw his second touchdown pass of the half, this time a 2-yard bullet to tight end Lance Kendricks. The score gave the Rams a 17-3 lead.

Another strong drive headed by Foster had the Rams on their heels once more. But the Rams didn’t fold, holding the Texans to their second field goal of the afternoon.

 

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Houston was penalized seven times for 95 yards in the first half.

 

 

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