Rams beat Texans 33-7 to stay on course for the playoffs

The NFL’s highest-scoring team did not look the part for most of the game.

The Rams, playing at the Coliseum for the first time in a month, did not score a touchdown in the first half against the Houston Texans.

But quarterback Jared Goff and his receiving corps got going in the third quarter.

Goff connected with receiver Robert Woods for two touchdowns and with receiver Sammy Watkins for another en route to a 33-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday before an estimated crowd of 55,000.

Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals and the defense forced four turnovers as the NFC West-leading Rams improved their record to 7-2 and stayed on course for their first playoff berth since 2004.

It was the Rams’ fourth consecutive victory, their first at the Coliseum since a season-opening win over the Indianapolis Colts.


Josh Lambo sticks it to Chargers with OT game-winner for Jaguars

Josh Lambo, the kicker the Chargers cut in the preseason, hit a game-winning field goal from 31 to cap a monumental Chargers collapse in a 20-17 overtime Jaguars win in Jacksonville.

The kick came after the Chargers intercepted two Blake Bortles passes in the final two minutes of regulation with a lead and couldn’t put the game away.

Austin Ekeler fumbled and the offense sputtered in the clutch, allowing Lambo to send the game to overtime in the final seconds of regulation.

The Chargers’ offense got a huge boost from Ekeler, who scored a pair of receiving touchdowns. Both plays were short passes that he extended with his legs, including one in which he somehow managed to stay in bounds with just blades of grass between his shoe and the sideline.

The 28- and 22-yard scores were all the Chargers could muster against the Jaguars’ stellar defense, which pressured Philip Rivers, but didn’t sack him.

The two scores came after Jacksonville got on the board, thanks to a fake punt in the first quarter. Instead of kicking the ball, the Jaguars snapped it to running back Corey Grant, who ran through a tackle at the line of scrimmage before breaking free on a 55-yard score.

The Chargers did block Lambo’s extra point attempt to somewhat limit the damage.

Still, it didn’t matter with the way the Chargers played in the clutch, with Rivers being intercepted in overtime to set up the game-winning kick.


NFL Week 10 scores and schedule

Sunday's schedule

(All times Pacific)

at Jacksonville Jaguars 20, CHARGERS 17, OT

New Orleans Saints 47, at Buffalo Bills 10

Green Bay Packers 23, at Chicago Bears 16

at Detroit Lions 38, Cleveland Browns 24

at Tennessee Titans 24, Cincinnati Bengals 20

Pittsburgh Steelers 20, at Indianapolis Colts 17

at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15, New York Jets 10

Minnesota Vikings 38, at Washington Redskins 30

at RAMS 33, Houston Texans 7

at Atlanta Falcons 27, Dallas Cowboys 7

at San Francisco 49ers 31, New York Giants 21

New England Patriots at Denver Broncos, 5:30 p.m.

Monday's schedule

Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday's result

Seattle Seahawks 22, at Arizona Cardinals 16


Rams 33, Texans 7: Zuerlein makes a 33-yard field goal


Rams 30, Texans 7: Woods gets his second TD


Rams 23, Texans 7: Watkins catches a 17-yard touchdown pass


Rams 16, Texans 7: Robert Woods goes 94 yards to the house


Rams 9, Texans 7: Zuerlein has all of L.A.'s points so far

Texans 7, Rams 6: Savage to Ellington for the TD

Rams 6, Texans 0: Rams settle for another field goal


Hey, the CFL is fun too! Check out this TD celebration

The NFL isn't the only league embracing touchdown celebrations. Check this one out from the CFL on Sunday. 

In the Eastern semifinals between Saskatchewan and Ottawa, the Redblacks busted out this gem. 

The Roughriders defeated the Redblacks 31-20.

Saskatchewan will play the Toronto Argonauts next week in the Eastern Final.

The Grey Cup championship is set for Nov. 26.


Chargers 17, Jaguars 17: Mistakes allow Jacksonville to tie game with a field goal

Josh Lambo’s 43-yard field goal tied the game with seconds remaining after a bizarre final two minutes that featured two Jacksonville interceptions, one Charger fumble and a shanked punt.

At the end of regulation, the game is tied 17-17 and headed to overtime.


Rams 3, Texans 0: Zuerlein nets a field goal after Donald's strip sack

Saints set team record with six rushing touchdowns in rout of Bills

Drew Brees is still on the Saints, right?

The Saints set a franchise record for rushing touchdowns in a game Sunday when they rolled out six against the Bills in a 47-10 victory at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

New Orleans now has 14 rushing touchdowns this season compared to the 17 they had all of last year, or the 16 in 2015 and 2014. 

Mark Ingram had three touchdowns on 131 yards rushing. Alvin Kamara had one on 106 yards, Trey Edmunds had one on 48 yards and Brees -- who had zero passing touchdowns -- had another running score on six yards.

Traditionally one of the most prolific passers in the game, Brees has passed for  more than 300 yards twice this season. Still, despite the lack of touchdown throws, Brees was fifth in the NFL with 2,214 yards passing and was tied for eighth with 13 passing touchdowns.

It wasn't so long ago -- 2015 -- that Brees became the eighth player in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in a game. 

The Saints (7-2) have now won seven straight and host the Washington Redskins next week.


Saints' Daniel Lasco has feeling in extremities after sustaining spinal injury on kick return

Saints running back Daniel Lasco is carted off the field during the first half of a game against the Bills on Nov. 12. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / Associated Press)
Saints running back Daniel Lasco is carted off the field during the first half of a game against the Bills on Nov. 12. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / Associated Press)

The New Orleans Saints say running back Daniel Lasco has feelings in his extremities after sustaining a spinal injury making a tackle on a kickoff return. 

Lasco was loaded into an ambulance on the field and taken to the hospital. He was hurt six minutes into the second quarter when he appeared to lower his head while tackling Bills returner Brandon Tate. 

Lasco moved his left leg while lying face-down on the field before being rolled on his back by Saints medical staff. 


Chargers 17, Jaguars 14: Novak makes a 50-yarder to retake lead

The Chargers moved in front of the Jaguars, 17-14, on Nick Novak’s 50-yard field goal.

The Chargers were moving the ball down the field until a holding penalty slowed them down, but another key completion to Austin Ekeler put them back in field-goal range with 10:35 left in the game.


Chargers 14, Jaguars 14: Marqise Lee ties it up for Jacksonville

The Jaguars tied the game through the air, with Blake Bortles capping an 11-play drive with a six-yard touchdown pass to Marqise Lee.

Bortles found Lee again for the two-point conversion, and the game is now tied 14-14 with 2:03 left in the third quarter.


Who's in, who's out: Rams vs. Texans inactives


Chargers 14, Jaguars 6: Ekeler does it again with a 22-yard score

Austin Ekeler made another play, catching a short pass from Philip Rivers and turning it into a 22-yard touchdown.

The Chargers now lead 14-6 with 10:29 left in the third quarter.


Bengals' Vontaze Burfict ejected for making contact with an official

Vontaze Burfict needs to find a way to stay on the field.

He certainly didn't do that on Sunday.

Burfict was ejected during the second quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals' game against the Tennessee Titans after making contact with an official. 

The volatile linebacker already missed three games to start the season after a bad hit on Kansas City City fullback Anthony Sherman during the preseason.

Burfict missed the start of the 2016 season while he served a three-game suspension for a hit on Steelers receiver Antonio Brown during the 2015 playoffs. He's also been fined numerous times.

In six seasons with the Bengals, Burfict has amassed 364 total tackles with eight sacks and five fumble recoveries (two forced fumbles) with one touchdown.