The Baltimore Ravens beat the Houston Texans in a game that many will discuss as the best game that Lamar Jackson played in the NFL playoffs. While that is certainly true, and the quarterback has them poised for a Super Bowl run, this is also the best team that the Ravens have had in the Jackson era, and this team has shown that they are ready for a Super Bowl run.
Baltimore Ravens have a Super Bowl roster
The team was getting contributions throughout the roster. Lamar Jackson led the way with the rushing, but it was Justice Hill who stepped up on the ground with 59 yards, as well as the offensive line, which continued their rotation at tackle. It took seven linemen on the Ravens to wear down this Texans group. Even Gus Edwards added a huge block on Lamar Jackson’s touchdown run.
Zay Flowers drew coverage from Derek Stingley but still posted 41 yards, including a couple of key first-down receptions to keep the chains moving. With Flowers on Stingley, the Ravens got a huge 39 yards out of Rashod Bateman. Isaiah Likely added a touchdown that really put the game away as well. Eight players caught a pass in this game, including Nelson Agholor, who hauled in a touchdown.
On defense, it was another full team effort. Justin Madubuike pushed pockets, while Jadeveon Clowney and Kyle Van Noy had big stuff in the run game. Travis Jones took on a bigger role and played well, getting his hands on a pass and getting pushed in the run game.
An Arthur Maulet blitz led to intentional grounding that took the Texans out of field goal range. Ronald Darby played for the injured Marlon Humphrey and looked great.
When you add in the star power of Kyle Hamilton and Roquan Smith, this was a complete team effort from top to bottom. The story will be about Lamar Jackson, but players like Travis Jones, Arthur Maulet, and Justice Hill are key contributors that pushed them over the top. The Baltimore Ravens are one game away from the Super Bowl, and they do not just have the quarterback; they have the roster that could win it.