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Monday Night Football Recap/Final Score: Texans 16, Ravens 23

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The Texans struggle to produce, lose to Ravens.

Houston Texans v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Texans did start the game strong tonight, with their opening drive being an efficient affair that saw Tom Savage carefully marshalling a 9 play, 90 yard drive down the field capped off by a Lamar Miller 4 yard TD run.

The Ravens responded in kind and fought off the early onslaught of Jadeveon Clowney to start putting together consecutive scoring drives with Buck Allen and Alex Collins both finding the end zone to pull the Ravens back in front of the Texans. The teams traded field goals at the end of the first half to keep it a one-score game.

The second half rolled on and both QBs struggled to get rolling as Joe Flacco and Tom Savage had problems with their accuracy. Tre Ravens didn’t need Flacco to move the ball down the field, however, with their running game doing enough to get into field goal position, where kicker Justin Tucker dutifully added to Baltimore’s lead over Houston.

The teams traded field goals again before midway through the fourth quarter, when Terrell Suggs beat Kendall Lamm to strip-sack Tom Savage, forcing a key turnover for the Ravens. The Ravens’ offense stalled, and Justin Tucker kicked another FG to put the Texans down seven points with a little more than two minutes remaining.

Tom Savage stepped onto the field and the Texans started their drive on their own 25 yard line. On the first play, Savage hit C.J. Fiedorowicz for a 9 yard gain to bring up 2nd and 1. Savage then threw his second pick of the night to Anthony Levine who promptly took a knee. The Ravens finished the game by running out the clock.

Thus concluded the Texans’ latest meeting with the Ravens. It was completely forgettable. The best pass thrown all night was by a punter.

This is your post-game thread. I’m going to go to bed to dream about that time Deshaun Watson played QB for the Texans.