The visitors took the lead with just over six minutes left in the first quarter when Sam Bradford found Cory Harkey open with a short pass, allowing the tight end to stroll over from close range for a simple touchdown.
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The Rams extended their advantage early in the second quarter when Greg Zuerlein hit a 42-yard field goal to make it 10-0, but that deficit was soon restored to seven when Randy Bullock got the Texans on the scoreboard with a 20-yard kick.
The Rams' second touchdown of the half came with just under three minutes remaining in the second quarter as Bradford found Lance Kendricks wide open in the end zone.
Bullock hit another field goal, this time from 35 yards, late in the second quarter to make it 17-6, leaving the hosts with an 11-point gap to overhaul in the second half.