Baltimore Ravens Dismantle Houston Texans

Ravens Lamar Jackson makes a habit of running away from defenders. Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports

The Baltimore Ravens cemented their position as the most exciting team in the NFL, after dismantling the Houston Texans 41-7. The Ravens started slow, but after getting going in the second quarter never looked back.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson was on fire again, with 222 passing yards and three touchdowns showing his improvement as a thrower. His running ability is unmatched in the NFL, with another 86 rushing yards for the second-year signal-caller. The Ravens ran all over the Texas defense, gashing them for 263 rushing yards.

Lamar Jackson showing his unmatched rushing ability for the Baltimore Ravens.

Baltimore Ravens Offense Dominant

The Ravens offense has become a prominent NFL storyline this season. Quarterback Lamar Jackson creates highlight-reel runs every week, although this week he sliced the Texans with his arm.

Four touchdown passes to Seth Roberts, Mark Andrews and two for Mark Ingram destroyed the Texans. He took advantage of injuries to the Texans secondary.

Jackson ran for 86 yards this game, once again showing his unmatched running ability. He is tenth in the NFL with 788 rushing yards and is on pace to break NFL records for quarterback rushing yards.

Facing the Ravens is a unique test, once which a lot of good teams are struggling with this season. The Ravens are now on a six-game winning streak. This is the longest active streak in the league.

Ravens Defense Stepping Up

The Baltimore Ravens have built their franchise on a good defense, and after a slow start are showing up late in the year. The defensive front dominated the Texans offensive line, despite them trading for Laremy Tunsil earlier this season.

They forced seven sacks in this game, along with an interception for linebacker Josh Bynes. Watson was constantly pressured and helps explain their poor offensive performance.

Earlier in the year, the team struggled with their pass rush along with their secondary. They have since made some key acquisitions to improve this. Trading for cornerback Marcus Peters along with the return of Jimmy Smith from injury has made the Ravens secondary one of the best in the league.

Coming Up For Both

The Ravens now travel to L.A to face the 6-4 Rams, with the Texans hosting the 6-4 Indianapolis Colts. This is a massive game to decide the AFC South.

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