Texans Struggling At Half, Could Ravens Dream Scenario Happen Today
November 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon (14) attempts to catch a pass during the first quarter as Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) defends at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
Last Week the Ravens came oh so close to having a perfect weekend. The Cheifs took the Steelers to overtime and they had momentum and the ball and it looked like they might score quick and end it, The Bears and the Texans were going at it Sunday night and the Bears just needed 7 points to tie it up and they had an entire half to do it. The Ravens were seconds and a few yards away from having both of their principle competition teams taken out in the space of less than 24 hours. Had the Cheifs won, the Ravens would have taken a 2 game lead in the division, essentially needing to just split the series with the Steelers to seal the deal on the division title. Had the Bears won, the Ravens would have moved into a tie for the AFC lead and would need to just win one more game than the Texans for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately, both teams ended up winning. The Texans D proved to much for the Bears backup QB Jason Campbell and The Steelers picked off Matt Cassell and took a game winning field goal. The Texans stayed effectively 2 games ahead of the Ravens(due to the head to head) and the Steelers remained within one game of a division tie to set up a matchup in Pittsburgh tonight on Sunday Night Football.
Right now, the Jaguars are giving the Texans all they can handle down in Houston. The Jags are taking a 17-17 tie into half time of a game that the Texans haven’t led since they scored on their opening drive, so the mind starts to wonder. The Jags seem to be significantly better with Chad Henne under center as apposed to Blain Gabbert, mostly because Gabbert is the worst starter in the league, and they are actually giving the Texans a real fight. If the Jags can somehow manage to pull off a huge upset against a division Rival, the Texans would fall back a game. Then the rest would be in the hands of the Ravens. They need to beat the Steelers one way or another tonight, but beating them on a day where the Texans also lose would just be gravy. That would give the Ravens a 2 game lead in the division with the final Steelers matchup coming in Baltimore and they would be tied for the AFC lead, with the Texans holding the tiebreaker.
The Ravens have a perfect day in the making, just this once, GO JAGS!!!!!