As damaging to their playoff outlook and one-sided as the Ravens' 23-15 loss to the Houston Texans was Sunday, it could have been even worse.
If not for a stout red-zone defense that reacted well to sudden change behind three interceptions from quarterback Joe Flacco, this would have been a blowout.
The Texans scored just one touchdown out of their seven red-zone opportunities with that score coming on a 5-yard halfback option pass by running back Arian Foster to rookie tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz. Texans kicker Randy Bullock kicked six field goals.
It was an impressive effort by the Ravens defense, albeit in a loss, and it contrasted the team's repeated failures' on...