Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 1/15/12
It was a game that almost got away from the Ravens. The Houston Texans' excellent blocking schemes foiled the Ravens' defensive front pressure on young T.J. Yates for most of the day. Yates had several chances to bring the Texans back into this thing...But in the end, it was the Ravens' underrated secondary defense which saved the day, and basically ruined a pretty good outing by Yates and Arian Foster (and the Texans' zone-blocking offensive line).  The Texans proved they belong in these playoffs, however. Baltimore was lucky to get out of here with a W.Ravens secondary guys knew where WR Andre Johnson was at all times throughout this game, perhaps the saving grace for their defensive game plan. Here Cary Williams battles Johnson in the first half after a short gain.Ed Reed’s interception, the Ravens’ third of the game, at the Ravens 4-yard line with less than two minutes left ended a late Houston threat. The Ravens then broke up a fourth-and-1 pass by T.J. Yates from the Baltimore...
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