Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction
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These are two good teams in the AFC. The winner just might jump to second in the conference pecking order and maybe help secure a home playoff date.
Both teams are on winning streaks too so we should be able to get the best versions of them for this one. Probably the game of the week.
Houston sits atop the AFC South right now but the difference from top to bottom is just two wins. Houston is in good shape but their remaining schedule is not easy. A win on the road against Baltimore would be a great start coming off the bye.
Yes they have had extra time to prepare and that might be key with Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson perhaps the hardest quarterback to gameplan against in the league. It is safe to say that the Texans will be prepared.
Their own QB Deshaun Watson is no slouch either. He does not run as much as Jackson, but he can make you pay by using his feet to extend plays. He is completing 70% of his throws too. He is pretty much the total package right now.
The Houston defense took a huge blow with the injury to J.J. Watt, especially with Jadeveon Clowney now in Seattle. The secondary is also banged up which might be a problem.
Houston has won four of five and crushed Jacksonville in London. They are looking to keep things going on the road.
Two weeks ago Baltimore solved New England so last week when they hit the road to take on Cincinnati everyone was screaming letdown. It did not happen.
The final score was 49-13 as Jackson was super efficient throwing the ball and ripped off a highlight-reel touchdown run.
The defense gave up more than 100 yards to Bengals RB Joe Mixon but there were no super long runs and it took 30 carries. They frustrated rookie QB Ryan Finley.
That is definitely going to be harder to do to an experienced quarterback like Watson. Jackson vs. Watson probably indicates which team wins.
That does not mean that Jackson has to be better, more he has to avoid mistakes and stay within himself the way he has done all season.
The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The team plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium and is headquartered in Owings Mills.
The Ravens were established in 1996, after Art Modell, who was then the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans to relocate the franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1995. As part of a settlement between the league and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns’ history and records in Cleveland for a replacement team and replacement personnel that would take control in 1999. In return, he was allowed to take his own personnel and team to Baltimore, where such personnel would then form an expansion team.
The Ravens have qualified for the NFL playoffs eleven times since 2000, with two Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII), two AFC Championship titles (2000 and 2012), 15 playoff victories, four AFC Championship game appearances (2000, 2008, 2011 and 2012), five AFC North division titles (2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2018), and are currently the only team in the NFL to hold a perfect record in multiple Super Bowl appearances. The Ravens organization was led by general manager Ozzie Newsome from 1996 until his retirement following the 2018 season, and has had three head coaches: Ted Marchibroda, Brian Billick, and since 2008, John Harbaugh. Starting with a record-breaking defensive performance in their 2000 season, the Ravens have established a reputation for strong defensive play throughout team history, featuring Hall of Fame players like middle linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. The team is owned by Steve Bisciotti and valued at $2.59 billion, making the Ravens the 29th-most valuable sports franchise in the world.