December 18, 2014

BALTIMORE (9-5) at HOUSTON (7-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Baltimore by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 8-6, Houston 8-6

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 6-1

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Texans 30-9, Sept. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Jaguars 20-12; Texans lost to Colts 17-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 10, Texans No. 17

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (5), PASS (14)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (3), PASS (30)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (4), PASS (25)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (14), PASS (26)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - QB Joe Flacco threw for 221 yards last week to become first player in franchise history to reach 25,000 yards passing (25,024). ... Flacco has seven touchdowns with one interception in last five games. ... Steve Smith had 37 yards receiving last week to pass Steve Largent for 15th on all-time list with 13,123. ... RB Justin Forsett, who spent 2012 with Houston, is fifth in NFL with 1,128 yards rushing. ... WR Torrey Smith needs two touchdown catches to become second player in franchise history with 10 or more receiving touchdowns in single season. Michael Jackson had 14 in 1996... LB C.J. Mosley, 17th pick in draft, leads rookies with 117 tackles. ... LB Terrell Suggs had 2 1/2 sacks last week and has 10 1/2 in his last nine games. ... Houston QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had season-ending surgery Monday after breaking leg on Sunday. Case Keenum or Thad Lewis will get first start of season. ... Keenum lost each of his eight starts for Texans last season. ... Lewis has made six starts in career. ... RB Arian Foster is averaging second-most yards rushing per game in NFL at 102.5. ... WR Andre Johnson (996) needs five catches to pass Hines Ward for ninth in NFL history. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins has 44 receptions for 801 yards in last eight games. ... DE J.J. Watt needs 3 1/2 sacks to become first player in NFL history with two seasons with at least 20 sacks. ... Watt has five touchdowns this season, including three receiving scores.

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