The Baltimore Ravens are favored to beat the Houston Texans. While the Texans are a hot, young team with C.J. Stoud, there are plenty of reasons to think that the Ravens will be fine. Which players should be in a position to have a big game this Saturday against the Texans?
3. The Baltimore Ravens need a big game from Isaiah Likely
Isaiah Likely has been everything that the Ravens could have asked for and more since the team lost Mark Andrews. Likely has been a big play threat in the passing game and has been reliable. He even scored a touchdown with Tyler Huntley at quarterback in week 18.
He also comes into a game against one of the worst defenses when it comes to defending the tight end. In the regular season, the Texans led the NFL in targets and catches allowed and ranked fifth in yards allowed to the tight end.
Despite a dominant effort against the Cleveland Browns, they still allowed seven catches for 93 yards to David Njoku, and Harrison Bryant also added four catches for 65 yards.
The Texans are weak at safety and have been rotating Adrian Amos and DeAndre Houston-Carson, two journeymen next to Jalen Pitre, a second-year player who has been up-and-down.
Their linebacker corps can be taken advantage of at times in coverage as well. If there is one spot where the Ravens will probably dominate the Texans, it will be the tight end position. They need a huge game from Isaiah Likely.