• Maggy Haggerty

Ravens Could be the team to beat

A dominant offense and defense allow the Baltimore Ravens to crush the Houston Texans 41-7 in Baltimore.


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens rushes for a first down in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson has turned into the favorite for this year's NFL MVP. Once again the Ravens take home a W after a 41-7 domination against the Houston Texans.

The 8-2 Ravens have now won six games in a row and hold a 54.6% chance to be the second seed in their conference. Over the centennial NFL season, Baltimore has had one of the top contending offenses. Between Lamar Jackson, Marquis Brown, and the rest of the Ravens their offense has been stably one of the best. As they defeated top teams like Seattle and New England, one of the only factors really holding them back is their defense.


On Sunday against the Texans, they showed that their work on their defense over time is nothing short of developing into one of the best. Mind you, that result was not at all expected. In fact, many believed that the Texans would out-play the Ravens with a score showing largely in Houston's favor.


Quarterback Deshaun Watson was predicted to have a shootout, meanwhile, the Ravens had a total of 7 sacks. Overall, Houston played poorly; similarly to the start of the season when they had played the Panthers and the Jaguars. Perhaps this was their style of game considering the no-call pass interference that took place in the first quarter.


Would that have worked as a turning point for the Texans? Could Houston have taken the lead if this close call on Marlon Humphrey had been overruled?


Potentially.


However, after the first quarter, it was evident that Baltimore was the team to beat on the field. If Houston had a better defense showing, then this game definitely would have been different and that's what they need to take away from this game. Both teams are strong candidates as top competitors this season, but the one to come out on top when it really counts will be the one that learns from its mistakes now.


Next week the Baltimore Ravens kickoff against the Los Angeles Rams. It's projected to be another interesting battle for the Ravens as the Rams are 6-4 and are home for this matchup.


The Houston Texans take on the Indianapolis Colts for Thursday Night Football. Both teams are now 6-4 and look to improve their record to be closer to the elites.


It's time for the final pushes within the NFL and we're all in for an exciting rest of the season!



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