Houston Texas at Baltimore Ravens – NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Prediction and Play-by-Play

The road to the Super Bowl continues this weekend as eight teams vie for two spots in Vegas to play for the Lombardi Trophy. We have four games on the NFL Divisional Playoff schedule this weekend. The AFC goes first and last with two NFC games sandwiched in between.

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Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens

1st Quarter:

The game kicks off with the Baltimore Ravens receiving the opening kickoff. Lamar Jackson takes the field as the starting quarterback for the Ravens. The Ravens’ offense starts strong, with Jackson completing a series of passes to Mark Andrews and Zay Flowers. Gus Edwards carries the ball effectively, gaining some valuable rushing yards. The drive culminates in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to Zay Flowers. Justin Tucker adds the extra point.

Score at the end of the 1st Quarter: Baltimore Ravens: 7 Houston Texans: 0

2nd Quarter:

The second quarter begins with the Houston Texans on offense, led by their quarterback, CJ Stroud. Stroud orchestrates a methodical drive, connecting with his top targets for first downs. However, the Ravens’ defense, led by Roquan Smith and Jadeveon Clowney, stiffens in the red zone. The Texans settle for a 35-yard field goal.

The Ravens regain possession, and Lamar Jackson continues to excel. He connects with Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman for crucial first downs. The drive ends with a 3-yard touchdown run by Gus Edwards. Justin Tucker converts the extra point.

Score at the end of the 2nd Quarter: Baltimore Ravens: 14 Houston Texans: 3

3rd Quarter:

The third quarter starts with the Texans on offense, as CJ Stroud looks to close the gap. Stroud leads a drive deep into Ravens’ territory, and this time the Texans find success in the red zone with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Stroud to his favorite target. The extra point is good.

The Ravens’ offense takes the field and maintains possession for most of the quarter. Lamar Jackson showcases his versatility, passing to Mark Andrews and rushing for significant yardage. The drive culminates in a 1-yard touchdown run by Lamar Jackson. Justin Tucker’s extra point is successful.

Score at the end of the 3rd Quarter: Baltimore Ravens: 21 Houston Texans: 10

4th Quarter:

In the final quarter, the Texans mount a late-game comeback effort. CJ Stroud leads an impressive drive, connecting with his top receiver for a 15-yard touchdown pass. The Texans opt for a 2-point conversion and successfully convert it.

With time running out, the Texans attempt an onside kick, but the Ravens recover it. Baltimore focuses on running out the clock, utilizing Gus Edwards and Lamar Jackson to keep possession. The Ravens’ defense remains resilient and prevents any further scoring attempts by the Texans.

Final Score: Baltimore Ravens: 21 Houston Texans: 18

Stat Leaders:


  • Lamar Jackson (BAL): 19 completions, 235 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • CJ Stroud (HOU): 22 completions, 280 yards, 2 touchdowns


  • Gus Edwards (BAL): 21 carries, 95 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Houston Texans Leading Rusher: 15 carries, 68 yards, 0 touchdowns


  • Mark Andrews (BAL): 8 receptions, 105 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Houston Texans Leading Receiver: 6 receptions, 92 yards, 2 touchdowns


  • Interceptions: Kyle Hamilton (BAL): 1 interception
  • Sacks: Jadeveon Clowney (BAL): 2 sacks

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