Baltimore @ Houston
Current Records: Baltimore 1-0; Houston 0-1
Last Season Records: Houston 10-6; Baltimore 14-2
What to Know
The Houston Texans will be in front of their home fans this weekend, but a projected 7-point deficit forecasts there might not be much to cheer about. They will take on the Baltimore Ravens at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday at NRG Stadium. Baltimore will be strutting in after a win while the Texans will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Houston was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. It was a hard-fought contest, but Houston had to settle for a 34-20 loss against Kansas City. A silver lining for Houston was the play of RB David Johnson, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
Meanwhile, you can't lose the matchup if you win every quarter, and that was precisely the Ravens' strategy against the Cleveland Browns last week. Baltimore made easy work of Cleveland and carried off a 38-6 victory. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Baltimore had established a 31-6 advantage. Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 275 yards on 25 attempts in addition to picking up 45 yards on the ground. Jackson ended up with a passer rating of 152.10.
Houston found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 41-7 punch to the gut against Baltimore when the two teams previously met in November of last year. Maybe the Texans will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET
- Where: NRG Stadium -- Houston, Texas
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $60.42
The Ravens are a solid 7-point favorite against the Texans, according to the latest NFL odds.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Ravens as a 6.5-point favorite.
Baltimore have won both of the games they've played against Houston in the last six years.
- Nov 17, 2019 - Baltimore 41 vs. Houston 7
- Nov 27, 2017 - Baltimore 23 vs. Houston 16
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Lamar Jackson: 28.27 points
- Mark Andrews: 10.62 points
- David Johnson: 11.61 points