The Houston Texans head into the second playoff game in franchise history looking to pick up another playoff win and avenge a regular season loss to the Baltimore Ravens. This Texans team is a bit different than the first matchup however, as quarterback T.J. Yates is now under center and the Texans will have star wide receiver Andre Johnson back in the lineup. "All I am thinking about is what is next for this organization," said Johnson. "So we go to Baltimore (this) week, and we are going to try to go up there and do what we did (Saturday)." Getting Johnson back should be a boost to the offense and running back Arian Foster, who the Ravens held to just 49 rushing yards in the first matchup.
The Baltimore Ravens on the other hand got to watch the playoffs from home, as they won their first AFC North title since the 2006 season and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs earning a first round bye week. The Ravens haven't won a home playoff game since the 2000 season, when the team beat the Denver Broncos 21-3, a win that propelled the Ravens to go on to win Super Bowl XXXV. "We have the team to do it now. We don't have too many more excuses," Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said. "Let's go do it right now. Then whatever else comes after that for all of your careers, you go enjoy it, but go win a championship." The Ravens have won 10 straight home games recently however, dating back to the 2010 season and beating the opponent by an average of 11.2 points.
Date & Time: Sunday, January 15th, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
Announcers: Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf