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The Texans and Ravens game will be a battle of running backs and defenses.
Both of these two teams relied on their running games heavily this season, as Ray Rice finished second in the league for rushing yards and Arian Foster finished fifth.
On the other hand, the two teams passing offenses finished right beside each other at 18 and 19.
For the Ravens, the challenge will be stopping the red hot Foster—coming off of a two-touchdown, 153-yard performance in the Texans’ Wild Card game with the Bengals.
This may not prove to be an easy task as the Ravens’ rushing defense was ranked second in yards allowed this year.
With the Ravens’ focused on stopping Foster though, a lot of pressure will lie on rookie quarterback T.J. Yates.
Playing in a hostile environment at Baltimore, where the Ravens have not lost once this year, will be a lot for the young Yates to handle.
This game will be close, but favor Baltimore.