Houston Texans Week 8 Grades vs Los Angeles Rams

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The Houston Texans showed up to NRG Stadium already looking like a huge underdog.

That status was reaffirmed very quickly on Sunday. as this was very noticeable early in the contest as the Rams were able to take control of the game early and seemingly never gave it up throughout the matchup.

The first-place Rams dominated the Houston Texans in every facet of the game; offense, defense, special teams, and coaching. The Texans have looked simply overwhelmed in recent weeks and Sunday’s Week 8 game was the same story for the struggling Houston Texans.

With the NFL trade deadline rapidly approaching, it will be interesting to see what General Manager, Nick Caserio has in store for this franchise.


Well, the offense scored points this week so that’s a plus. Davis Mills had a decent performance that was heavily due to the success he was able to find in the fourth quarter.

Once again, Mills found his favorite target Brandin Cooks for a touchdown along with six receptions for 83 yards. It’s hard to know if Cooks will still be a member of the Texans after the trade deadline, but if he is traded, this offense could be in even more trouble.

The running game was consistent as always. Consistently below average. The leading running back in the Texans’ first game without Mark Ingram was Rex Burkhead with 21 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The offense was able to produce points in the late moments so that can ultimately be looked at as a positive, but if the Texans want to win another game this season those points have to come early and often in a game.