- The Ravens' strategy of trying to establish the run backfired badly as they got stuffed repeatedly at the line of scrimmage by Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt.
- The Ravens rarely provided chip-blocking assistance against Watt and that was glaring when rookie offensive tackle James Hurst entered the game at right tackle when Rick Wagner hurt his foot.
- Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the Texans' pass rushing schemes prevented the Ravens from giving their tackles extra help against Texans star pass rusher J.J. Watt.
- With eight tackles and four hits of quarterback Joe Flacco on Sunday, J.J. Watt showed why he might be the best defensive player in the NFL.
- The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at defensive linemen, including Michael Brockers, Fletcher Cox, Devon Still, Dontari Poe, Melvin Ingram, Quinton Coples and Chandler Jones.