Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens: 3 things to watch

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The Houston Texans are in a must-win situation as they face off against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.

The Houston Texans have a tough task in containing Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.

There are three key things that I’ll be watching during Monday’s game between the Texans and Ravens. Here they are:

Andre Ellington’s work load

I’m very interested to see how much of a work load the Texans give newly acquired running back Andre Ellington, since he was just acquired last week.

I would expect Houston to have specific packages and plays for Ellington, who can catch the ball out of the backfield. He’s a great third down back and it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s on the field during third down situations throughout the game.

Terrell Suggs’ ability to get after Tom Savage

The Ravens’ defense does a great job of forcing turnovers. If the Texans can’t contain linebacker Terrell Suggs, it’s going to be a long night for them.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien would be smart to add an extra blocker on the side of the formation that Suggs lines up on.

Pressure on Joe Flacco

Ravens’ star quarterback Joe Flacco has had a really bad season due to the fact that his offensive line has been decimated by injuries. The Texans and pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney need to take advantage of this and force some turnovers on Monday night.

Comment below and gives us your thoughts on the three things I’ve listed to watch out for this week.