That’s so Ravens. They just know how to shut ‘em down.
Holding a second straight opponent without a touchdown while getting a defensive score, the Ravens steamrolled the Texans, 30-9, in front of an announced 71,168.
The Ravens celebrated the career of Ray Lewis by inducting him into the Ring of Honor at halftime. Texans safety Ed Reed’s return to Baltimore after an 11-year career was greeted by a chorus of “REEEEEED” when he first took the field.
Yeah, Ravens and defense went hand in hand for a long while. But, when it comes to scoring, Ravens use defense too, apparently. And special teams too.
Reed was no factor while Lewis’ replacement, Daryl Smith, returned an interception from the Texans’ Matt Schaub for a 37-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give the Ravens a lead they’d never relinquish.
The Ravens (2-1) also got an 82-yard punt return touchdown from Tandon Doss and a 1-yard touchdown run from Bernard Pierce, who rushed for 65 yards on 24 carries in place of an injured Ray Rice. Justin Tucker was also 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts for the Ravens who scored 30 of the game’s last 33 points.
You don’t see that often. Everybody was scoring and the poor Texans couldn’t get a touchdown. This was just a plain old dominating win, hands…or wings down…