Breaking down the Texans defense
I found it a bit surprising that the Texans had the # 2 ranked overall defense this season. Granted they've got some names in Joseph, Cushing & now Watt. But I thought it was intersting that a bulk of their schedule was played against the worst offenses in the NFL.
They were 2-4 against offenses ranked in the top 15 of the league, & 8-2 against the bottom half offenses.
Against the 6 offenses that were ranked in the upper half of the league they registered
-14 sacks in 6 games (5 against the Steelers in Week 3).
-gave up and avg. of 23.6 pts per game
-gave up combined 347 yds per game (237 pass yds & 110 rush yds)
Indianapolis Colts 34-7- #30 ranked offense
@ Miami Dolphins 23-13- # 22 ranked offense
@ New Orleans Saints 33-40- #1 ranked offense
Pittsburgh Steelers 17-10 - #12 ranked offense
Oakland Raiders 20-25- #9 ranked offense
@ Baltimore Ravens 14-29- #15 ranked offense
@ Tennessee Titans 41-7- #17 ranked offense
Jacksonville Jaguars 24-14- #32 ranked offense
Cleveland Browns 30-12- #29 ranked offense
@Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-9 - #21 ranked offense
@ Jacksonville Jaguars 20-13- #32 ranked offense
Atlanta Falcons 17-10 - #10 ranked offense
@ Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 - #20 ranked offense
Carolina Panthers 13-28 - #7 ranked offense
@ Indianapolis Colts 16-19 - #30 ranked offense
Tennessee Titans 22-23 - #17 ranked offense
My point here is that I think the Ravens can move the ball thru the air in addition to handing it to Ray Rice. I think we'll be a bit surprised at the gameplan on Sunday and see Flacco put it up 25-30 times.