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Houston wins key AFC showdown over Baltimore, 43-13

The Houston Texans exploded for 43 points in a huge win over the Ravens.

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Texans fans praise defensive effort vs. Ravens

The Houston Texans made a statement on Sunday, hammering the Baltimore Ravens 43-13 at Reliant Stadium. Matt Schaub threw for two touchdown passes and Arian Foster ran for two more, as the Texans took advantage of a Ravens defense missing several key starters.

While Baltimore's defense was certainly banged up, their offense was relatively healthy. and Texans blogger Vega at SB Nation's Battle Red Blog was very pleased with how Houston shut down the Ravens' offense:

There's no question that the Ravens have suffered some key injuries, but their offense was pretty healthy coming into this game and was ranked fifth in yards, eighth in points, and eighth in DVOA. With J.J. Watt having his quietest game of the year (though still making a significant impact), the Texans' defense absolutely shut them down. And oh yeah, the Texans are also missing their emotional leader (and better performing) middle linebacker.

So, don't let anyone tell you that this victory is tainted because of injury.

Vega also noted how this performance was a brilliant way to answer some critics after a thumping at the hands of the Green Bay Packers last Monday night. Some had begun to worry that maybe Houston was not as good as they seemed.

Houston will get to savor this victory for a while, as it heads into the bye week with a 6-1 record and a commanding lead in the AFC South. Up next is a date with the defenseless Buffalo Bills on Nov. 4
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Flacco throws second INT of first half

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Ben Tate active vs Ravens

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Ravens welcome back Terrell Suggs against Texans

The Ravens welcome back Terrell Suggs and begin to adjust to life without Ray Lewis.

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Terrell Suggs active vs. Texans

The Ravens linebacker and reigning Defensive Player of the Year will make an early return to the field. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Terrell Suggs pushing to play

The Ravens linebacker is pushing to get out there now that Ray Lewis has been put on injured reserve, but is it a good idea? We break down the fantasy implications.

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Ravens vs. Texans: Game time, TV schedule, more

Baltimore will need to make up for significant defensive losses by taking advantage of a shaky Houston secondary.

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