Posted by Andy Benoit
The Giants-Vikings game was so bad that it somehow rubbed off on the other Monday night contest. (Seriously, did Giants-Vikings not feel 100 percent like a preseason contest?) While that dreadful game was being played, the Ravens were manhandling the hapless Texans. Once the dreadful game ended, the Texans offense came to life and gave viewers an instant classic.
In the end, a Josh Wilson pick-six in overtime won the game for Baltimore. (Houston now specializes in wasted comeback efforts; it was the fourth time this season they’ve rallied from behind but not held the lead.)
The Ravens defense looked refreshed in overtime, but the only reason there even was an overtime was because that same Ravens defense wore down at the end of the fourth quarter. The Texans posted a 15-play, 99-yard drive and a 12-play, 95-yard drive in scoring 15 points to end the fourth quarter. Matt Schaub operated from a über-clean pocket and was able to pick apart the Ravens pass defense for 393 yards.
The Ravens have long hung their hat on their defense. So is there reason to be concerned heading into the postseason? We’ll likely find out this week, as this group has a huge test in facing the Saints this Sunday.
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