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Texans vs. Ravens: Houston beats Baltimore, 1st time ever

Can the Texans bounce back after a tough loss? How bad is the Ravens defense without Ray Lewis and company?

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Texans defense returns to Super Bowl form

The Houston Texans defense got back on track against the Baltimore Ravens after a discouraging performance the week before against Green Bay.

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Grading The Texans Win

An impressive bounce back win gives the Texans a little breathing room

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Ben Tate injures hamstring in win

The Houston Texans came away with a statement win in Week 7, when they decimated the Baltimore Ravens 43-13 and claimed the top record in the AFC (6-1) in the process.

Houston's win came with a small price, however, as running back Ben Tate strained his hamstring in the victory. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that Tate's hamstring injury is the "biggest injury concern" coming out of Houston's game against Baltimore.

So far in 2012, Tate has 43 carries for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Tate also has nine receptions on the season.

Tate will have two weeks to prepare for Houston's next game, as the Texans are entering a bye in Week 8. Houston's next game doesn't come until Nov. 4, when the Texans play host to the Buffalo Bills.

If Tate's injury lingers for another two weeks, Houston fans (and fantasy owners) can expect to see Justin Forsett spelling Arian Foster.

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Texans blow out Ravens, 43-13

The injured Ravens were no match for the Texans on Sunday, as Houston cruised to a 43-13 win.

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The Texans lead 36-10 through three quarters

The Baltimore Ravens finally scored a touchdown on the Houston Texans' defense. Luckily, the Texans' offense fired right back as the Texans head into the fourth quarter with a 36-10 lead.

A pass interference call on Johnathan Joseph helped keep the Ravens' drive alive and quarterback Joe Flacco was finally able to find the end zone, hitting Tandon Doss for a 15-yard touchdown reception.

The Texans responded on the following drive, using 12 plays and close to eight minutes to drive 80 yards for the touchdown. Running back Arian Foster picked up his first touchdown of the game on a short 1-yard run to the left. Foster has 78 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown.

It looked as if the Texans' defense would still dictate the rules of the game coming out of the half. Baltimore's first drive was a quick 3-and-out, Baltimore's fifth drive of the game ending in a punt. The Texans' defense has been in fine form today, holding the Ravens to just 158 yards through three quarters.

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Texans up, 29-3, at half against Ravens

A quarter that opened with a Johnathan Joseph 52-yard interception return for a touchdown was capped by a Owen Daniels touchdown pass and two Shayne Graham field goals to give the Houston Texans a 29-3 lead over the Baltimore Ravens at halftime.

In the Sunday-afternoon showdown from Reliant Stadium in Houston, the Texans have scored 29 unanswered points after surrendering an early 51-yard field goal to Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.

Despite the return of Terrell Suggs to the Ravens' defensive front, Texans quarterback has been able to weather the Ravens defensive attack, tossing two touchdown passes on the day through the first two quarters.

On the other hand, the Texans defense has been able to hold Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense at bay, as Flacco has been sacked for a safety and has been intercepted twice on the day. Flacco has completed just seven passes for 50 yards. Ravens running back Ray Rice has 35 yards on six attempts on the day.

Texans running back Arian Foster has rushed for 53 yards on nine carries thus far.

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Texans up, 9-3, on Walter TD catch from Schaub

An early Sunday-afternoon showdown between the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens has been a defensive battle to start, with the Texans up 9-3, after a quarter at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Justin Tucker connected on a 51-yard field goal to give the Ravens a 3-0 lead after an 8-play, 45-yard drive that lasted nearly three minutes. With Houston struggling to score, the Texans were able to register a safety — sacking Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the end zone with five minutes remaining in the period to bring the score to 3-2.

Finally, with the first quarter coming to a close, Houston quarterback Matt Schaub connected with wide receiver Kevin Walter for the game's first touchdown to put the Texans up.

Terrell Suggs' return to the lineup had been the story of the game leading up to the Sunday afternoon kickoff, and Suggs and the Ravens defense had kept the Texans from gathering offensive momentum in the first quarter until they scored their touchdown. Suggs recorded a sack against Schaub in the quarter.

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Terrell Suggs makes season debut vs. Texans

The Houston Texans will need to deal with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who is making his return from a torn Achilles tendon.

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Jonathan Joseph could play Sunday for Texans

Jonathan Joseph could play on Sunday for the Houston Texans despite groin pain.

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Flacco will target suddenly shaky Texans secondary

The Ravens quarterback is having the best season of his career and faces a Houston secondary that was shredded by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 6.

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Texans Vs. Ravens Prediction

Is this the most important game of the season?

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Texans vs. Ravens injury report: Ben Tate limited

Ben Tate and host of other Texans were limited in practice on Thursday.

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Texans list 17 on initial Week 7 injury report

The Houston Texans have 17 players listed on their initial Week 7 injury report, including impactful offensive players Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Owen Daniels and Ben Tate.

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Houston Texans Forecast

Can the Texans bounce back after a tough loss?

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How Ray Lewis injury changes Houston's chances

Ray Lewis has started 226 games since being drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Ravens.

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