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- Key Decision #1 – After the Texans opened the game with an impressive TD drive to go ahead 7-0, the Ravens faced a a 4th & 6 at the Houston 40. The Ravens called for P Sam Koch to fake the punt and pass the ball, and he made a nice throw for a completion, which ultimately led to a tying TD.
- Key Decision #2 – With the score tied 7-7 in the first half, the Ravens faced at 4th & 1 at the Texans 37, Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh opted to go for the first down. With an offense challenged to score points all season, we felt this was a prudent decision as the Ravens have a very good defense, and were facing a backup QB in Tom Savage. The Ravens converted for a long run that led to a short TD and a 14-7 lead.
- Manufacturing Offense Works Sometimes, But Can It Last? – This game was primarily won with the help of two key decisions by Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, a fake punt call and the decision to go for 4th & 1. Punter Sam Koch also contributed with terrific pooch punting all night. QB Joe Flacco threw for only 141 yards, and the Ravens did not have a 100 yard rusher. But there are other ways to help your offense, and Harbaugh proved it tonight with special teams, gutsy 4th down calls, and a good punter. But how long can they sustain this?