With the Ravens and Texans set to clash is just about an hour they’re several questions and if not confusion setting in on the Ravens sideline and on the mind of all Ravens fans. Most people question this years defense, some even question how this offense will survive without the security blanket by the name of Anquan Boldin, among other names missing from this years football team.
Starting in Rice’s absence today will be Bernard Pierce. Pierce attended Temple University, and was selected 84th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft. With Pierce only being in his 2nd season overall. His stats aren’t appealing to the eye but it’s the little things that he does on the field that will make you not even realize that Ray Rice is missing on the field. Pierce also is a strong fantasy start this week as he will obviously be trying to impress the coaches and solidify his role with the team.
The dynamic duo of Andre Johnson and rookie Deandre Hopkins who has come through huge for the Texans the first two weeks of the regular season meet the Ravens for the first time this season. With the showing that this Ravens defense put up in week one against a less productive receiving duo. Hopkins and Andre Johnson could provide a potential huge threat to the outcome of today’s ballgame.
Many so-called experts have almost assumed that the Texans should head into MT&T Bank Stadium and handle business and come out victorious. But we all know that the Ravens, no matter who is out or who is the next man up they are going to fight and fight some more. So today’s contest should tell us a lot going forward and be highly entertaining to say the least.