The Houston Texans came out to prove a point in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens after getting badly beaten by the Green Bay Packers the week before. The Texans ended up winning this game handily by a score of 43-13, and the outcome was never in question after the first quarter.
Joe Flacco was brutalized by the Texans defense. He had 11 passes defended—most of them by J.J. Watt and the boys up front—and threw two interceptions and was sacked four times.
Arian Foster and Ben Tate had no problems gaining yards against the Ravens' depleted defense, and the Texans ended the game with 182 yards and two touchdowns (both by Foster) on the ground.
On the other side, Ray Rice never got a chance to make an impact and was held to just 54 total yards on just 10 touches.
Matt Schaub and his receivers also had big games against the Ravens defense, as Schaub connected on 23 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
Terrell Suggs made a solid return to the Ravens defense with one sack, but he didn't get enough help from his teammates.
Johnathan Joseph took one of Flacco's passes back for a 52-yard touchdown the other way, rookie pass-rusher Whitney Mercilus got in on the action with a sack and the Ravens really never stood a chance to win this game as Houston rolled.