Matt Schaub had his eighth 300-yard passing game, and Andre Johnson had a season best 196 yards receiving, and found a way to hold off the 16-13, dropping the Rams to 1-13.

I was surprised the Rams were in this game. There were a few cases of Swine Flu, they are battered on the offensive line and Keith Null, a rookie was starting at quarterback.

Houston Texans Matt Turk (1) watches as kicker Kris Brown puts up the winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on December 20, 2009.  Houston defeated St. Louis 16-13.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Houston Texans Matt Turk (1) watches as kicker Kris Brown puts up the winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on December 20, 2009. Houston defeated St. Louis 16-13. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Johnson had receptions of 30 and 44 yards on consecutive plays to put the Texans at the St. Louis 12 on the go-ahead drive. Houston settled for a 28-yard field goal by Kris Brown, his third of the game, with 4:36 to go.

Steven Jackson had 82 yards on 20 carries, becoming the Rams’ career leader in rushing attempts, despite playing a fourth game with a lower back injury, something that has plagued him the last few weeks.   He missed a few plays getting into it with Bernard Pollard(the former Chief who knocked Tom Brady out for the season last year) left him with a bloody lip in the fourth quarter. 

The Rams led at halftime for only the fourth time all season on Keith Null’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola that made it 10-6, and the teams were tied at 13 after three quarters after Josh Brown’s 52-yard field goal.