Texans vs. Ravens: 3 Bold Predictions for Week 2
The Houston Texans look to rebound in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Things will not be any easier for the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon as they’ll be hosting the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, coming off a tough loss in the season opener. The Texans lost to the Kansas City Chiefs last week as the Houston roster is still learning to play as a whole unit, while teams like the Chiefs and now the Ravens are close to the same roster as the previous season.
Excuses aside, the Houston Texans are hosting their first home game of the 2020 season against a team in the Ravens who dominated them from start to finish in the regular season a year ago. Last season the Ravens handed the Texans a loss by a 41-7 score, and in their history against each other it is Baltimore who leads the all-time series at 3-2, with the Houston Texans last defeating the Ravens in 2014.
Baltimore has won the past two meetings between the two AFC franchises, both of which were division champions a season ago, and which have two of the top tier quarterbacks in all of pro football with the Texans having Deshaun Watson and the Ravens having reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson.
Those two will bring the excitement for sure, but the rushing game is what also should draw attention with the Ravens having veteran Mark Ingram and rookie J.K. Dobbins, while the Texans have the duo of David Johnson and Duke Johnson. Last week against the Chiefs, David Johnson gave us a glimpse of what he can achieve this season, and Dobbins against the Cleveland Browns showed he’s a goal line threat for sure.
Now as the two teams move closer to the weekend and their Sunday late afternoon game, the Texans might not be the favorites, and the Ravens might be a tier overall higher than the Houston Texans as a team, but there is much for the Texans to play for.
The Texans need to show they can compete at a high level against the best of the best in the league and just not be a team that could have potential. This game will be tough, there is no doubt about that, and the Texans are predicted to fall to 0-2, so who knows what to expect from this game?
All of that said, the Texans have an opportunity to prove many doubters wrong in this game. Just like the predictions last week, the Houston Texans are going to have to play a near-perfect game to defeat the Ravens on Sunday. Here are three predictions for the Houston Texans against the Ravens.