Just like last week's loss against Pittsburgh, the Ravens offense once again failed to close the game out.
On third-and-2 at the Texans' 44-yard line, the Ravens chose to throw the ball instead of run it with a 28-20 lead and 2:54 left in the fourth quarter. Houston cornerback Glover Quin broke up the pass to Anquan Boldin and the Ravens had to give the ball back to the Texans.
It was bold decision considering what occurred eight days ago against Pittsburgh. The Ravens made the game-changing turnover by deciding to throw the ball on second-and-5 at midfield with a four-point lead and 3:22 remaining in the game.
Harbaugh said there was discussion on whether the Ravens should throw or run the ball at Houston on Monday night.
"I wanted a first down there," he said. "It wasn't so much about the clock as about getting a first down. And our offensive coaches felt like that was the play. And you know what, we had a chance. And we just didn't get it done. You can run it and get stuffed, too. But we need to convert."
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