NRG Five thoughts on the Ravens’ 33-16 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at the stadium:
I’m sure Texas head coach Bill O’Brien will take some heat to go late in the first quarter of the game at number four for himself at number 34. When the gamble failed, the Ravens quickly turned the opportunity into a touchdown and controlled the rest of the game to improve to 2-0 in 2020. Why did Brian gamble? He had a case of Raven-Itis. I mean, he knew his team would need to score a lot to beat Lamar Jackson and Ravens, so he tried to hold on, set a tone and try to keep Jackson on the bench. . This was not a good idea against the Ravens’ offensive defense, and for that matter, neither did the Cleveland Bruins fail in their first in-depth effort in Week 1. What’s going on The Ravens are putting so much pressure on their opponents with their high scoring offense, just the idea that those opponents are hurting themselves with low-percentage risks. Like the Ravens, winners of 14 straight regular season games, already not enough for them.
You won’t find a game that better illustrates what it means to make Cornebax great, the Ravens’ All-Pros, Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters. Humphrey played the game’s most decisive game, a punch-a. The Texans’ cake cut interrupted a reception when the Ravens climbed to six points in the second quarter. LJ Fort scooped up the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown to put the Ravens in safe command. “The game was called by Ravens head coach John Herbie,” he said. A few minutes later, Peters surrounded you to make the best stop. But equally important was the result you didn’t see because of Humphrey and Peters. Will Fuller, Texans’ top wide receiver, could not find a way and was never targeted. His other recipients made a total of 16 receptions for 181 yards, but were expected to play catch-up all day in Texas. The Ravens had a strong play throughout the defense – stopping the run, hitting the ball, hitting hard, playing – but the All-Pro Cornerbacks are the heart of that defense.
Of the 30 plays the Ravens played in the first half, only five races were back-to-back, a total of 16 yards. Baltimore was ahead but I wondered if it was prudent to move away from the team’s record-setting hasty attack a year ago, which was very effective. Then it happened roaring in the second half, which was, in fact, a throwback for 2019. In the final two quarters, the Ravens hit the ball hard on long drives and squashed Texas’ rapidly declining hopes. Gus Edwards, Mark Ingram II and JK Dobbins finished with 176 racing yards on 21 careers, and the entire ground game (including Jackson) at 230 yards. Ingram made the play that everyone is talking about, a 30-yard touchdown run from Wildcat to the fourth down, widely distributed on the Jackson receiver. (Take a bow, offensive coordinator Greg Roman. I mean, Bravo.) But the Edwards team’s most impressive comeback was a 3-pointer 7.3 yards on 10 carriages. You may have heard him say, “Remember me, please!” Actually, Ingram is a starter and Dobbins is a new guy, but Edwards runs very hard and runs very well, so he doesn’t take part in these touches.
I’m sure the Ravens’ locker room was shocked by the news that Cornerback Town Young would miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury that sent him to the sidelines Sunday morning. Talk about hard luck. The fifth-year player, Young, spent the last year recovering from a neck injury he missed the entire season, and he missed the entire 2017 season due to another knee injury. What’s so troubling about this injury is that Young came back especially from last year’s shock; One of the league’s top slot corners, he was an integral part of the secondary. The only positive side of the situation is that the Ravens have enough depth to fill it. Anthony Everett came off the bench and filed four undefeated tackles on Sunday, and Jimmy Smith, still at 32, had three tackles. The Ravens will move on and be fine, but Young 2020 is too much for their unfortunate players.
Takes a short time – Texas determined not to be beaten by Mark Andrews, and caught just one pass for 29 yards. But the next week, Jackson completed more passes from his wide receivers (12 catches for 128 yards) (two catches for 40 yards) as he continued to lead the field in 2020 … Jackson completed 18 passes. The nine receivers made, showing the playmaking depth of the Ravens … Houston’s Deshaun Watson, who was passing by as the game progressed, cried out loud. Watson absorbed 13 quarterback hits, which is a lot … With one sack, three unmanaged tackles and two quarterback hits, Tais Ba Bow Sir was an inter-producer back in the city where he played college football. The Ravens regular-season winning series. There are seven ways.