8:30 PM ET, December 13, 2010
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
HOUSTON -- The Baltimore Ravens almost blew another one, until their trademark defense saved the game.Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub's pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in overtime, lifting the Ravens to a 34-28 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night.
All He Does Is Win
In his third season, Joe Flacco has 29 wins as a starting QB. That's tied for the 4th-most among QBs to start their career since 1970.
In First Three Seasons
Began Career After AFL-NFL Merger
Good For The Goose, Not The Gander
Andre Johnson finished with nine catches for 140 yards and two TDs Monday night. It's the fifth time he's hit all those levels in the same game, but it hasn't always equaled success for the Texans.
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The Ravens are 16-1 against teams with sub-.500 records under Harbaugh. ... Ravens K Billy Cundiff booted the opening kickoff into the end zone for a touchback. Cundiff is the only kicker in the league with a touchback in every game this season. ... Mason has 53 catches this year and became the seventh player in NFL history to have at least 50 in 11 consecutive seasons. ... Schaub became Houston's all-time passing leader. He has 13,535 yards and surpassed David Carr's 13,391 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||2||0|
|TD||3:21||Willis Mcgahee 1 Yard Run (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 52 yds, 3:55
|TD||5:28||Derrick Mason 9 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 44 yds, 3:15
|TD||1:43||Derrick Mason 26 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 38 yds, 0:34
|TD||0:51||Andre Johnson 46 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 0:55
|TD||15:00||David Reed 103 Yard Kickoff Return (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 103 yds, 0:00
|FG||7:11||Neil Rackers 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 16 plays, 70 yds, 7:37
|FG||0:40||Neil Rackers 42 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 42 yds, 4:28
|TD||6:05||Jacoby Jones 7 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 99 yds, 5:03
|TD||0:29||Andre Johnson 5 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Matt Schaub Pass to Jacoby Jones For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 95 yds, 2:21
|TD||12:01||Josh Wilson 12 Yard Interception Return|
Drive info: 1 plays, 12 yds, 0:05
After struggling in shotgun formations through his first 12 games, Joe Joe Flacco found his groove early against the Texans, connecting with Derrick Mason on a pair of first-half scores. Flacco completed more than 70 percent of his attempts out of shotgun Monday, including seven of his last eight to end the game. For Houston, it was more of the same on Monday night. The Texans entered Week 14 having surrendered 13 touchdown passes out of the shotgun in 2010, tied for most in the NFL.
Andre Johnson was targeted twice on the Texans' opening drive. But after that, the Texans went 23 plays before going his way again, going to him three times on the final drive of the first half (punctuated by Johnson's 46-yard Rec TD). The Texans included Johnson more frequently in the second half, and he produced, catching seven passes (on nine targets) for 78 yards and the late TD that helped the Texans force overtime.
ESPN Stats & Information