Week 7 NFL odds: Ravens vs. Texans

Bob Levey

The Texans are 7.5-point favorites over visiting Baltimore Sunday.

Apparently, there aren't as many concerns with Houston's loss to Green Bay as there are over the amount of injuries the Baltimore Ravens took in Week 6.

The Texans are 7½ -point favorites as they host the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

Houston took its first defeat of the season -- a 42-24 shellacking at the hands of the Packers -- while the Ravens lost cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee) and linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps) to season-ending injuries in their 31-29 win over Dallas.

The Ravens win almost wasn't. The Cowboys made a furious comeback in the last two minutes of the game. Dallas scored a touchdown, then missed a two-point attempt but recovered an onside kick. They missed a 50-yard field goal to lose the game at the buzzer.

A big part of Houston's 7½ -point advantage is likely because the Ravens were surrendering rushing yards in bulk before Webb's and Lewis's injuries. Baltimore gave up a franchise-high 227 rushing yards to the Cowboys. Houston averages 134.6 yards per game, sixth-best in the NFL.

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