Texans vs. Rams: 5 Houston Texans Players to Watch

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Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Texans guard Wade Smith (74) reacts as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown (25) and cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) celebrate after recovering a fumble during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Houston Texans 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Offensive Line
This group is a tad beat up. They haven’t had their original starting five together since the second game of the season, but have played relativity well overall. The group will have to continue to play well, because my guess is the Texans will go to their run game first, then try to exploit the defensive backs of the Rams, as the Rams are 23rd overall in total defensive yards allowed per game.

St. Louis is ranked 23rd in rushing yards allowed per game, and 16th in passing yards allowed per game.

The offense line of the Texans must play well for their sake, for the sake of the running game and to keep pressure off of Schaub as he’s going and working through his struggles.