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Texans once again survive by the skin of their teeth, winners of 2 in a row, the Texans beat the Changers and this past week beat the Titans in overtime 30 to 24 in Houston. Before the game Titans DT Jurrell Casey made some remarks that came back to bite the team after they were beaten by the Texans. This week the Texans face the 1-1 Ravens, after a bad loss to the Broncos to open the season they came back against the Browns only to lose All Pro RB Ray Rice in the 4th quarter. This week which 5 Texans are the guys to watch during the Ravens game?
(Safety) Ed Reed
And now it’s here the game against the Ravens, while Ed has mentioned this date is not circled on is calendar you know facing the Ravens in Baltimore is circled on his calendar. Reed has been out with injured hip, and has been ramping himself back in to shape and is seemingly primed to go. Coach Kubiak has said that if Reed plays he will start, so look for Reed to get a huge test against Joe Flacco both guys know each other very well, but which will get the better of each other.
(Center) Chris Myers
The Ravens have this one guy named Haloti Ngata he is a HUGE man, at 6’4 320 he can take over a game in a drop of a hat. In the past 2 games against the Ravens, Ngata has been held in place 0 sacks and only 1 QB hit. When Myers struggles it’s normally against very large DT’s.
(Running Back) Ben Tate
The Thunder to Foster’s Lighting has been on fire early in the season. The Ravens will get a healthy dose of Foster who is getting back in to game shape becoming more explosive as the weeks go on. Tate will still get 10-15 touches a game and it will be a key during the game to get production even when Foster is getting a breather. Tate this season has 18 rushes for 148 yards which is more yards than Foster has with 37 rushes.
(Wide Receiver) DeAndre Hopkins
Andre Johnson last week left the game with a concussion and Hopkins went on to shine in Johnson’s absence. Johnson will play and start, but look for Hopkins to be more of a target this week as Matt Schaub gains confidence in his rookie wideout. In 2 games Hopkins has near 200 yards receiving, and the Ravens pass coverage has not looked good at all, look for Hopkins to have a big game against the Ravens.
(Left Tackle) Ryan Harris
The Ravens have this pass rusher by the name of Terrell Suggs, he is kinda of a big deal. Suggs puts the fear of god into pro bowl Left Tackle’s so you can only image what a backup swing tackle thinks. Duane Brown is injured with turf toe and is OUT against the Ravens. If Harris allows Suggs to get pressure it could force the Texans to adjust their offense and protection and could hurt the overall flow of the game.
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