The Houston Texans had two cracks at it but Baltimore's Ed Reed wasn't having any of it. The veteran safety came up with an interception and then batted away a fourth down desperation heave by T.J. Yates with just 11 seconds remaining and the Ravens leading 20-13.
Early on it looked like the Ravens might run away with the victory before the Texans rallied behind a solid performance from Arian Foster. The Texans would fall behind 17-3 before the Texans would rattle off 10 unanswered points. Baltimore added a late field goal to set up Houston's desperation heaves.
Two of those turnovers came on interceptions thrown by T.J. Yates in the fourth quarter with the Texans trailing 20-13. Yates would finish 17 of 35 for 184 yards with three interceptions. Andre Johnson was Yates best target catching eight passes for 111 yards.
Arian Foster had a big game on the ground with 27 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown. Foster's lone touchdown run cut Baltimore's lead to 17-13 but the Texans were unable to get any closer in the game.
Joe Flacco did a nice job of managing the game for the Ravens throwing for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly he didn't turn the ball over in the game. Ray Rice carried 21 times for 60 yards and Anquan Boldin caught four balls for 73 yards.
With the win, Baltimore advances to the AFC Championship game where they will take on the New England Patriots at Foxboro.