The Houston Texans suddenly have a lot to play for in Week 7. Last week's blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers raised questions about their 5-0 start. Those opponents have a combined 12-17 record and none hold a winning record.
"A lot of things play into the game this week," Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown told the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. "You want to win, no matter who it is. We really want to get the upper hand this year."
This is the Texans' chance to make a statement. The Ravens are wounded with linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps) and cornerback Ladarius Webb (anterior cruciate ligament) out for the season. Linebacker Terrell Suggs probably will return from a torn Achilles tendon, but it will be his first action of 2012. Safety Ed Reed is playing with a torn labrum. The Ravens defense also seems to miss linebacker Jarret Johnson and defensive lineman Cory Redding, who left via free agency.@kareemcopeland.