For a while Sunday, the Ravens looked like they just couldn’t shake free of the feisty, undermanned Texans.
Then they rattled off 16 straight points and put Houston away.
Baltimore trailed 14-13 midway through the third quarter, but they handled things from there, using big games from Joe Flacco, Anquan Boldin, Ray Rice and kicker Billy Cundiff to roll to a 29-14 win over the Texans.
Flacco had 305 passing yards, Boldin put up 132 yards through the air, Rice had 161 total yards (including 101 on the ground), while Cundiff booted five field goals to account for the bulk of the scoring.
The Baltimore defense, meanwhile, held Arian Foster, the league leader in rushing last season, to just 49 yards on 15 carries. Foster struggled to get on track against the NFL’s third-ranked defense, and without Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans didn’t have enough firepower through the air to compete with the Ravens.
Despite some struggles in the red zone, the Ravens used a balanced offensive attack to send Houston to their second straight loss, putting up 289 yards through the air and 113 on the ground.
Baltimore moves to 4-1 on the season and is now a perfect 3-0 at home this season. Next up: a Monday night clash with the 1-5 Jaguars.
Back with more in a bit.