The Baltimore Ravens routed the Houston Texans 41-7 in a key Week 11 matchup with playoff implications. The Ravens improved to 8-2 and opened a three-game lead atop the AFC North.
Here are the grades:
PASSING OFFENSE: Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 222 yards with four touchdowns (139.2 passer rating). Midway through the game, Jackson completed 13 straight passes, the fourth-longest streak in Ravens history. Tight end Mark Andrews caught all four of his targets for 75 yards. GRADE: A
RUSHING OFFENSE: The Texans had not allowed a 100-yard runner since Week 1 of the 2018 season. Gus Edwards finished with 112 yards on 8 carries with a 63-yard touchdown. Jackson finished with 86 yards, including another highlight-reel 39-yard run. GRADE: A
PASS DEFENSE: Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was held without a touchdown in the first half for the first time of his career, including college. He was just 18 of 29 for 169 yards (63.7 passer rating) and was sacked six times. Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes had his second interception of the season. GRADE: A
RUSH DEFENSE: The Texans entered the game as the league’s No. 4 rushing team but were limited to 122 yards on the ground. Houston running back Carlos Hyde ended the shutout with a 41-yard scoring run midway through the fourth quarter. But the game was out of reach by that point. GRADE A-
SPECIAL TEAMS: Justin Tucker missed a 43-yard field-goal attempt when his kick hit the right upright. It was Tucker's first miss of the season after making 22 straight field-goal attempts. Tucker atoned for the miss by converting kicks from 34 and 46 yards. Sam Koch didn't have to attempt a punt. Coverage was solid. Newly acquired De’Anthony Thomas fumbled a punt in the third quarter, but recovered the ball. Grade C
COACHING: John Harbaugh is in contention for NFL Coach of the Year. Both offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Don Martindale could be on the short list for a head coaching position next season. Grade A