11/27/2005
Rams Texans


Quarterback
Neither Warner nor Bulger had a Rams debut quite like rookie Ryan Fitzpatrick's. Grade: A


Running back
Jackson topped 100 yards, but that's hardly man-bites-dog news against Houston's defense. Grade: B


Receivers
Big plays by Holt, Bruce and Curtis eventually did in Houston's overmatched secondary. Grade: B


Offensive line
Patchwork group finally gave Fitzpatrick enough time, but only after yielding seven sacks. Grade: C-


Defensive line
A decent job on run defense, but where's the pass rush? Grade: D+


Linebackers
Tinoisamoa's interception got the fourth-quarter comeback started. Grade: B


Secondary
Andre Johnson had a field day working against Rams cornerback Chris Johnson. Grade: D


Special teams
Onside kick recovery and Wilkins' 47-yard FG made up for pooch kick gaffe in first half. Grade: B-


Coaching
Decision to keep throwing deep on Houston seemed dubious until the end. Grade: C+