The Ravens leaned on their defense and special teams in the first half, scoring 14 points without the aid of their offense. Quarterback Joe Flacco was unable to move the ball, but his teammates were opportunistic when they needed to be. The offense joined the party in the second half when Bernard Pierce ran for a 1-yard touchdown to seal the victory.
Houston was disappointing on offense. The team managed to move the ball through the air and on the ground, but continually failed in the short field, settling for three field goals.
There were no significant injuries in Sunday's game.
Fantasy studs and duds
Ravens' wide receiver Torrey Smith finished with 92 yards receiving on five receptions.
Andre Johnson had a disappointing day, as the Texans' wide receiver finished with just 36 yards.
Did they cover?
The Ravens were 1.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark. Their 21-point victory means they covered the spread easily.
Sept. 29: Houston vs. Seattle
Sept. 29: Baltimore vs. Buffalo