St. Louis wasn't surprised by anything the Houston Texans did on Sunday in the Rams' 38-13 win.
They were however, a bit taken aback that they were able to force four turnovers.
''That was the big thing,'' coach Jeff Fisher said.
Indeed, it was.
Houston's turnovers, which included two fumbles and two second-half interceptions of backup quarterback T.J. Yates, resulted in 17 points for the Rams.
St. Louis put the game away in the third quarter.
Daren Bates turned a fumble by kick returner Keshawn Martin 11 yards for a touchdown to give St. Louis a 25-point lead with less than eight minutes left in the quarter. Alec Ogletree capped the Rams' scoring with a 98-yard interception return with under a minute left in the third to make it 38-6.
''Any time our defense creates a turnover, that gives us a spark on offense,'' Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said. ''Those were two huge plays in the game; (they) gave us a lot of momentum and kind of sealed the deal.''
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