Quick Notes And Thoughts: Ravens Are Starting To Legitimately Defend Their Super Bowl Championship


Sep 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (right) shakes hands with Houston Texans safety Ed Reed (left) after the game at M

Sunday’s victory over the Houston Texans was the first glimpse of the Ravens really showing the importance of defending their Super Bowl championship.

The Texans are no cake walk, and you can imagine that the Ravens may be seeing them again sometime later down the line during the postseason.

But before we even get that far ahead, here are a few notes and thoughts from Sunday’s match-up between the Ravens and Texans.

  • J.J. Watt had his first regular season sack against the Ravens on Sunday. He had played the Ravens in two regular season games before Sunday’s game.
  • Terrell Suggs recorded his third sack in the Ravens three game season. He is on pace for a 16 sack season, which would be the most in his 11 year career.
  • Matt Schaub and the Texans took note of the Ravens struggles defending the tight end position this season, targeting Owen Daniels four of the Texans first 13 plays on offense.
  • Daryl Smith was one of the huge reasons to why Daniels only had 29 yards on nine targets. As a matter of fact, he intercepted a ball for a touchdown, which was intended for Daniels in the second quarter.
  • It’s surreal to think that Tandon Doss was out on the street a couple of weeks ago, not even offered a practice squad spot with the Ravens. He showed he belonged with the team on Sunday after returning an 82 yard punt for a touchdown.