St. Louis Rams routed Houston Texans 38-13 at the Reliant stadium to record their second straight win after three consecutive losses.
Sam Bradford threw for three touchdowns as the Rams built an unassailable 24-6 lead early in the third quarter. Rookie Alec Ogletree then made it 38-6 as he took an interception by TJ Yates back 98 yards for a touchdown.
"I think everyone totally bought in," Bradford said of the turnaround. "I think if you look at the way we've played the past two weeks; it's been a completely different mindset, a completely different attitude."
Meanwhile, the Texans' Super Bowl hopes are fast disappearing after their fourth straight loss of the season.
In another pulsating game, New England Patriots came back with seconds remaining to beat the New Orleans Saints 30-27 at the Gillette stadium.
Most of the fans had left the stadium by the time Tom Brady made a touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with seconds left in the match. It was an incredible finish to a match in which the Patriots and Brady had looked second best for the most parts.
"We had everybody going to the end zone and (Thompkins) kind of snuck into the corner and I put it up there for him and he came down and made a great catch," Brady said. Guys made big-time catches. It was just a great game. I have confidence in those guys. We're certainly not perfect out there. We're definitely just grinding," he added.
The Saints had made it 27-23 with just 2:24 left. Everything pointed towards Patriots' second straight loss after the Cincinnati Bengals had beaten them last week. However, Brady and co had other ideas.
The defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow for the Saints who dominated throughout the game.