AFC South Preview: Week 3

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Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden (23) during the second half at M

Houston Texans (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
This is a matchup that as of this writing has a lot of uncertainties surrounding it. For the Texans, they are unsure if Andre Johnson or Duane Brown will be able to play this week, along with knowing if Ed Reed will be able to make his debut for the Texans against his former team.

For the Ravens, Ray Rice still isn’t a 100-percent starter this week either, and no matter what his stats say for this season, not having Rice on the field could be damaging for the Ravens Sunday.

If Brown is unable to play, a few players to watch for the Ravens on defense will be Chris Canty, Marcus Spears at defensive end and Terrell Suggs, as I’m sure the Ravens will take advantage of the absence of Brown if he’s unable to go this week.

For the Texans, it will be interesting to see if Arian Foster continues to add to his work load in Week 3. Baltimore has allowed 384 yards of offense per game this first two weeks, and the Texans’ offense is averaging 450 yards per game of offense, so something has to give in this game.