Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/12
HOUSTON -- On the heels of an embarrassing defensive performance against the Green Bay Packers on national television Oct. 14, the Houston Texans found redemption in a showdown of equal significance Sunday at Reliant Stadium. The Texans took advantage by blasting the Baltimore Ravens 43-13 to claim the best record in the AFC. Wide receiver Andre Johnson (nine catches for 86 yards), running back Arian Foster (19 carries for 98 yards with two touchdowns) and quarterback Matt Schaub (23 of 37 for 256 yards with two touchdowns) delivered against a beleaguered and depleted Baltimore defense. However, momentum swung with a pair of scoring plays produced by outside linebacker Connor Barwin and cornerback Johnathan Joseph. Barwin, whose 11 1/2 sacks paced the Texans during their breakout 2011 season, recorded his first sack of 2012 by dropping Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the end zone with 4:49 left in the first quarter. On the first snap of the second, Joseph returned a Flacco in...
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