Texans-Ravens Capsule

Texans-Ravens Capsule
September 19, 2013, 1:34 pm
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HOUSTON (2-0) at BALTIMORE (1-1)

1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 0-2, Baltimore 1-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 6-1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Ravens 43-13, Oct. 21, 2012

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Titans 30-24, OT; Ravens beat Browns 14-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 20, Ravens No. 12

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (3), PASS (9)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (18), PASS (3)

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (23), PASS (15)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21T), RUSH (8), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game marks return of S Ed Reed to Baltimore, providing he's sufficiently recovered from hip injury that sidelined him first two games. Reed signed with Houston as free agent after playing for Ravens from 2002-12. ... Houston's 30-point win last season was first in series. Ravens are 3-0 vs. Texans at home, including 20-13 playoff win in January 2012. ... Former Texans WR/KR Jacoby Jones will miss game for Baltimore (knee). ... Houston has won six straight games in September, but Ravens are 13-5 under coach John Harbaugh in that month. ... Including postseason, Texans RB Arian Foster averages 94.7 yards rushing per game vs. Ravens. ... In past three games vs. Baltimore, Houston WR Andre Johnson has 26 catches for 337 yards and two TDs. ... Houston seeking to go 3-0 for second straight season. ... Texans TE Owen Daniels has catch in 85 straight games. ... Houston SS Danieal Manning needs one more tackle to reach 500 for career. ... Ravens have won 13 straight home games in September and are 34-7 at home under Harbaugh. ... Baltimore QB Joe Flacco is 4-1 as starter vs. Texans with seven TD passes. ... Ravens rookie WR Marlon Brown has TD in each of first two games and leads team in scoring. ... Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs has five sacks in five games vs. Houston. ... At halftime, former Ravens LB Ray Lewis will be inducted into team's Ring of Honor. ... Status of Baltimore RB Ray Rice (strained hip flexor) will likely be game-time decision. He has yet to score TD against Houston. ... Ravens are 62-2 when finishing with plus-2 turnover differential. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker missed two FG tries last week vs. Cleveland. He misfired only three times all last year as rookie. ... Since start of 2011 season, Baltimore has NFL-best 56 sacks at home.

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Texans - Team News
Brian Cushing - LB
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Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps coming off Monday night's loss. He'll remain a WR2 for Week 8 against the Titans.
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Arian Foster - RB
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
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Garrett Graham - TE
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Andre Johnson - WR
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DeAndre Hopkins - WR
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Alfred Blue - RB
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Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception... Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play...
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Arian Foster - RB
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
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DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins (hand) is probable for Week 7. The Texans listed Hopkins on the injury report, but his status was never in doubt. He'll be a WR3 for Monday night against the Steelers.
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Arian Foster - RB
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Oct 18 2:48PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was upgraded to full in Saturday's practice and is listed as probable for... Johnson is good to go for Monday night's matchup with the Steelers. He's Rotoworld's No. 15 receiver this week.
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against... Clowney got in two limited practices this week, but said he still "can't run laterally." He could be held out in an attempt to get fully healthy for Week 8. If...
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