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Ravens vs. Texans: History of Rookie QBs Against Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens could face three rookie quarterbacks this season.

If the past is precedent, the Baltimore Ravens may be lined up for success to start the season. The Ravens have gone 21-7 against rookie quarterbacks since John Harbaugh became the head coach in 2008.

In two of Baltimore's three games to begin the season, they're lined up to face rookie quarterbacks. The Ravens will host the Houston Texans, who will start C.J. Stroud, in Week One. They'll face Anthony Richardson and the Indianapolis Colts in Week Three at M&T Bank Stadium. 


Baltimore could also face a rookie quarterback in Week 8 when they face the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium if they start Clayton Tune over Joshua Dobbs.

The Ravens' success against first-year quarterbacks is even more prevalent at home. Mitchell Trubisky with the Chicago Bears in 2017, and Kenny Pickett with the Pittsburgh Steelers last season are the only quarterbacks to win in Baltimore in the Harbaugh era. 

Overall, the only rookie quarterbacks to beat the Ravens under Harbaugh are Blaine Gabbert, Robert Griffin III, E.J. Manuel, Dak Prescott and Baker Mayfield. 

Among those losses, Prescott's Dallas Cowboys in 2016 were the only team to beat Baltimore by more than one possession.

Houston took Stroud with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Stroud finished the preseason 11 of 20 for 89 yards and threw one touchdown and an interception. He was named as the team's starting quarterback on Sunday.

Richardson, who the Colts took with the No. 4 overall pick, was 13 of 29 for 145 yards and an interception in his two preseason outings. 

If the Ravens can maintain their success against rookie quarterbacks, they're poised for a quick start with two in the first three weeks of the season. Baltimore opens its season on Sept. 10 at M&T Stadium when they host Stroud and the Texans at 1 p.m. ET.