Staff picks for Monday night's Ravens-Texans game at M&T Bank Stadium
By The Baltimore Sun
Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM
Staff picks for Monday night’s Ravens-Texans game at M&T Bank Stadium:
Ravens 17, Texans 13
This shapes up to be a defensive battle with the No. 7 rush defense (Texans) and the No. 2 pass defense (Ravens). But the Ravens are facing another in a parade of backup QBs in Tom Savage, who is likely to cough up at least one to a team with the most interceptions in the league at 16.
The Texans have one of the top young wide receivers in DeAndre Hopkins, but that’s about it. The Ravens defense will spend a lot of energy containing Hopkins, and the offense should do enough to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the AFC.
For the second straight week the Ravens are playing a team that has been torn apart by injuries. They will take advantage again. Texans quarterback Tom Savage will struggle with the Ravens’ different defensive looks on passing situations and commit several turnovers, which the Ravens will turn into field goals.
Tom Savage should provide a little more of a challenge and at least get the ball out quicker than Brett Hundley did last week. However, after waiting so long for a Monday night home game, the Ravens are primed to take care of a banged-up guest.