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October 14, 2013

Bradford, Rams hand Texans fourth straight loss

HOUSTON — The St. Louis Rams had a simple chant in the locker room after Sunday’s 38-13 rout of the Houston Texans.

‘2-and-0, 2-and-0,’ coach Jeff Fisher said his team repeated.

Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes, St. Louis added a score on defense and special teams and the Rams stunned the mistake-prone Texans with a 38-13 win on Sunday to win their second straight after dropping their previous three games.

“I think everyone totally bought in,” Bradford said of the turnaround. “I think if you look at the way we’ve played the past two weeks; it’s been a completely different mindset, a completely different attitude.”

The Rams (3-3) were up 24-6 early in the third quarter before rookie Daren Bates returned Keshawn Martin’s fumble on a kickoff return for a touchdown.

Rookie first-round pick Alec Ogletree pushed the lead to 38-6 when he took an interception by T.J. Yates back 98 yards for a touchdown. Yates was in after Schaub sustained an apparent right ankle injury.

Coach Gary Kubiak didn’t have many details on Schaub’s injury after the game, saying only: “Matt’s got a little bit of everything on that one leg.”

Schaub didn’t have a turnover after throwing six interceptions, three of them returned for touchdowns in the past three games.

But several other Texans had key gaffes as preseason Super Bowl hopeful Houston (2-4) lost its fourth straight game.

“For the past few weeks the finger has been pointed in one direction a lot,” Kubiak said. “But we sprung leaks all over the place today.”

The Texans had 95 yards of penalties, lost two fumbles and Yates threw two interceptions. Schaub had 186 yards passing and Yates finished with 98 yards passing.

“We played our absolute worst football the last two weeks and we’ve got to change it,” Houston safety Ed Reed said.

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