Texans at Ravens NFL Division Playoffs Live Thread

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 24: The Baltimore Ravens take the field before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the 49ers 16-6. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)


HOUSTON TEXANS-AFC SOUTH (11-6) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS-AFC NORTH (12-4
)

SERIES

TEXANS

RAVENS

LEADER

5-0

STREAKS

5-0

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 0-3

Harbaugh: 3-0

COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD

1-0

4-3

VS. COMMON OPP.

Hou.: 7-2 (Cin. 1-0; Cle. 1-0; Ind. 1-1; Jax. 2-0; Pit. 1-0; Ten. 1-1)

Bal.: 7-2 (Cin. 2-0; Cle. 2-0; Ind. 1-0; Jax. 0-1; Pit. 2-0; Ten. 0-1)

PLAYOFF RECORD

1-0

9-6

LAST WEEK

W 31-10 vs. Bengals

Bye (Wk. 17: W 24-16 at Bengals)

LAST GAME

10/16/11: Texans 14 at Ravens 29. Baltimore RB Ray Rice totals 161 scrimmage yards (101 rushing, 60 rec.) while QB Joe Flacco & RB Ricky Williams each rush for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/16/11

LAST PLAYOFF

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BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Kevin Kiley (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Hou.), 86 (Bal.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Hou.), 226 (Bal.).

STAT LEADERS

PASSING

Yates (R): 82-134-949-3-3-80.7

Flacco: 312-542-3,610-20-12-80.9

RUSHING

Foster: 278-1,224 (3C)-4.4-10 (3C)

Rice: 291-1,364 (2L)-4.7-12 (1C)

RECEIVING

Daniels (TE): 54-677-12.5-3

Rice (RB): 76-704-9.3-3

OFFENSE

372.1

338.7

TAKE/GIVE

+7 (2C)

+2

DEFENSE

285.7 (2L)

288.9 (3L)

SACKS

Barwin: 11.5 (T3C)

Suggs: 14 (1C)

INTs

Allen, Joseph: 4

Webb: 5 (T3C)

PR

Jones: 10.6

Webb: 10.0

KR

Manning: 27.4

D. Reed: 29.7

PUNTING

Turk: 40.8

Koch: 46.5

KICKING

Rackers: 135 (2C) (39/40 PAT; 32/38 FG)

Cundiff: 122 (38/38 PAT; 28/37 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 1st time in postseason. Clubs met in Week 6 (Baltimore 29-14).

TEXANS: Earned 1st playoff win in franchise history last week...Rookie QB T.J. YATES (5th round, No. 152) completed 11 of 20 passes for 159 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 97.7 passer rating in playoff debut. Yates is 1st rookie QB drafted in 5th round or later to win postseason game in era of common draft...Offense rushed for 188 yards last week. Texans ranked 2nd in NFL with 153 rush yards per game in '11 regular season (Den, 164.5)...Last week, RB ARIAN FOSTER (153) joined PAUL LOWE (165 on 1/1/61 with Chargers) & RYAN GRANT (201 on 1/12/08 with Packers) as 3rd undrafted player in NFL history with 100+ yards in 1st postseason game. Averaged NFL-best 141.6 scrimmage yards per game (1,841 total in 13 regular season games) in '11. Incl. postseason, Foster aims for 4th consecutive game with 100+ rush yards (109, 158, 153). Tied NFL-best in '11 with 7 100-yard rushing game (WILLIS MC GAHEE). Averaged 113 scrimmage yards per game in 2 career regular season meetings vs. Ravens. Foster registered 1,200+ rush yards &10+ rush TDs in consecutive seasons (1,616 & 16 in '10; 1,224 & 10 in '11). Foster (1,224) & RB BEN TATE (942) were only NFL RB duo with 900+ rush yards apiece in '11. WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 5 receptions for 90 yards (18.0 avg.) with 1 TD in 1st career postseason game last week. Johnson had 9 catches for 140 receiving yards (15.6 avg.) with 2 TD catches in last game vs. Bal. (12/13/10). WR JACOBY JONES had 32-yard TD catch in Week 6 against Ravens...TE OWEN DANIELS averages 14.6 yards per catch in 3 games vs. Ravens. Daniels has 299 career regular season catches, 2nd-most in franchise history (Johnson, 706). TE JOEL DREESSEN had career-best 6 TD catches in '11...Defense allowed 285.7 yards per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL this season (Pit, 271.8)...Texans registered 4 sacks last week...CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH has 3 career INTs against Ravens. Posted 1st career postseason INT last week...LB CONNOR BARWIN had 11.5 sacks this season, 3rd-most in club history (MARIO WILLIAMS, 14 in '07; 12 in '08)...LB BRIAN CUSHING led team with 8 tackles last week & posted club-high 114 tackles in '11...DE ANTONIO SMITH has 3 sacks, 1 FF & 1 FR in 5 career postseason games. Last week, DE J.J. WATT (1st round, No. 11) became 1st rookie to have both INT-return TD & sack in NFL postseason game since sacks became official in 1982...S DANIEAL MANNING registered 1st career postseason INT last week (6 career playoff games)...Club had 2 players selected to 2012 Pro Bowl (RB Foster & CB Joseph).

RAVENS: Won AFC North title for 1st time since '06...Club is 8-0 at home this season...Ravens seek 1st postseason win at home since 12/31/00...QB JOE FLACCO is 1st QB to start postseason game in each of 1st 4 seasons in Super Bowl era. Has 4-3 record as starter in postseason. In 3 career games vs. Hou., Flacco is 3-0 & has completed 57 of 89 passes (64 pct.) for 725 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 99.7 passer rating. Will make 1st career playoff start at home. Flacco has 27-5 (.844) regular season record at home with 39 TDs vs. 19 INTs & 90 passer rating. Incl. postseason, Ravens are 24-2 (.923) when Flacco has 100+ rating...RB RAY RICE posted NFL-best 2,068 scrimmage yards in '11. Led AFC RBs with 76 receptions this season. Reached 1,200 rush yards for 3rd straight regular season (1,339 in '09, 1,220 in '10, 1,364 in '11). In Week 6, Rice had 161 scrimmage yards (101 rushing, 60 receiving) vs. Texans. Has 3 rush TDs in past 4 postseason games. In Week 17, RB RICKY WILLIAMS (10,009) became 26th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career rush yards. Had rush TD in last game vs. Hou...FB VONTA LEACH spent 5 seasons with Texans (2006-10)...WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had season-best 8 catches for 132 yards (16.5 avg.) in last game against Texans. Boldin has 20 catches for 252 yards with 2 TDs in 5 career postseason games. Rookie WR TORREY SMITH had 3 receptions for 84 yards (28 avg.) in only meeting against Texans. Smith tied for 2nd among NFL rookies with 7 TD catches (JULIO JONES, 8)...TE ED DICKSON had career-best in receptions (54), receiving yards (528) & TD catches (5) in '11...Defense led AFC w/ 48 sacks...Ravens have not allowed 100-yard rusher in 15 consecutive postseason games, 3rd longest current streak in NFL...Defense allowed 3rd-fewest yards per game (288.9) & points per game (16.6) this season...LB RAY LEWIS led club with 95 tackles. Lewis will play in 16th career postseason game (9-6). LB TERRELL SUGGS led AFC with 14 sacks in '11, 3rd-most in season in franchise history (PETER BOULWARE, 15 in '01; MICHAEL MC CRARY, 14.5 in '98). Suggs has 10 career postseason sacks in 9 games. Suggs has 4 sacks & 1 FF in 4 games vs. Hou...Rookie DE PERNELL MC PHEE (5th round, No. 165) posted 6 sacks...S ED REED has 7 INTs in 9 career playoff games...CB LARDARIUS WEBB has career-best 5 INTs in '11... Club had 7 players selected to 2012 Pro Bowl (FB Leach, LB Lewis, DT HALOTI NGATA, S Reed, RB Rice, LB Suggs, & G MARSHAL YANDA).

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