The Houston Texans' season of first continues today in Baltimore, where they'll play their first ever road playoff game in franchise history against the Baltimore Ravens, who are undefeated at home this season (including a 29-14 win over Houston in October).
If Houston is able to score an upset victory - the Ravens are a steady touchdown favorite - they'll be the first team to do so this postseason. The Texans beat Wild Card Cincinnati in Reliant Stadium, while New York, New Orleans and Denver all defended their home turf. Both San Francisco and New England won at home to start the Divisional round Saturday night. That fact isn't lost on the Ravens' defense:
'I don't care who you are, I don't care how good you are, it's hard to win on the road,'' Baltimore middle linebacker Ray Lewis said. ''For us to work as hard as we did, get 12 wins, do the things we were supposed to do, and now get this home playoff game, we have positioned ourselves to be in the right place. Now we have to go finish it.''
quote courtesy of the AP
Date / Time: Sunday, January 15, 12 Noon CT
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Radio: Houston Texans Radio Network, Sirius 92
Line: Baltimore (-7)
For more on today's game, check out Houston Texans blog Battle Red Blog, Baltimore Ravens blog Baltimore Beatdown and SB Nation's NFL page.