Ravens vs. Texans: 3 players Texans have no answer for
The Baltimore Ravens have a game in the second time slot of the NFL Sunday. Here are three players their opponent, the Houston Texans aren’t prepared to stop:
1. Lamar Jackson
The Baltimore Ravens saw the best shot the Texans had last season and they toppled them to the tune of 41-7. In that game Jackson basically had his way with the Texans, scoring four touchdowns, passing for 222 yards and rushing for 79. In the beginning of that game the Ravens struggled to get anything going. Once Jackson figured things out, he was literally off to the races. While there were no points scored in the first quarter, Jackson did so well in the 2019 contest that he could rest before the game was over. Jackson is a player that most teams don’t have an answer for, yet the Texans seemed particularly stumped last season.
The Texans were able to slow down Jackson and the Ravens for one quarter. They went about it about as well as any team did in the Ravens’ 2019 12 game winning streak, and it didn’t matter. Jackson was unbelievable and the game went heavily in the favor of Baltimore. The Texans couldn’t win. When they played man coverage, Jackson gashed them on the ground. When they played zone coverage, Jackson picked them apart. It’s a new year but there is no reason to expect the story should change. The Ravens just dropped 38 points on the Cleveland Browns. The Texans just gave up 34 to the the Kansas City Chiefs. This looks like the same Ravens team from a year ago, and the Texans didn’t start the season with the type of effort they were hoping for.
Jackson just clobbered the Browns and he did it without running much at all. The way that Jackson passed the football last Sunday was a thing of beauty. He was able to attack the entire field and his timing and accuracy was incredible. If Jackson plays like that, I don’t see the type of talent on this Texans defense that is going to stop him.