The Ravens got their second season win against the Houston Texans yesterday afternoon. The Ravens still don’t look like the team they were last season, but have slowly but surely shown improvement. The star players were Tandon Doss and Daryl Smith; Doss definitely improved his worth and is making Harbaugh think twice about why he was cut at the end of the pre-season.
The offense only had 236 net yards in the game with Flacco going 16/24, 171 yards through the air. Bernard Pierce had 67 yards rushing and the only touchdown for the offense. Torrey Smith led the air attack for the Ravens catching a team high, five balls for 92 yards. Tight end Dallas Clark followed Smith with four catches for 46 yards.
The defense held Matt Schaub to 194 yards passing and the Texans as a whole to 264 net yards of offense. Daryl Smith led the Ravens with ten total tackles and a game changing 37 yard interception return for a touchdown. It was a big momentum crusher against the Texans and a big confidence booster to the Ravens. Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, and Arthur Jones each got a sack to help the defense.
Without a doubt Tandon Doss had the biggest effect on the game with an 82 yard punt return for a touchdown. Kicker Justin Tucker redeemed himself from last week, he was perfect, 3/3, this week to help the Ravens win over Houston. Overall, the special teams unit played a very solid game.
The final score of the game was 30-9 and the Ravens are now 2-1. The team is starting to play well together and their chemistry is getting stronger every game. Hopefully the Ravens will keep their winning streak going as they face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at 1 PM at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This is the first of two traveling games before the Ravens return home on October 13 when they will face the Packers.
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Written by Brandie
Brandie is a graduate from Utah State University where she competed as a Division 1 gymnast. Growing up in the DC area Brandie has always been a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and is honored to have the privilege to write about them.