Here's a selection of national media predictions for Monday night's Ravens-Texans matchup:
• SI.com's Peter King believes the Ravens will be motivated after last week's loss to Pittsburgh.
Ravens 23, Texans 20: The Ravens are tough to forecast, but I do know this: prime time, Monday night, coming off a loss to their bitter rivals, ticked off ... they'll not only win, but also get one heck of a talking-to on the field before the game from Ray Lewis.
• Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com sees the Ravens opening up their passing game to beat Houston.
Ravens 30, Texans 24: The Texans really struggle on defense, especially against the pass. I look for Joe Flacco to have a big day throwing the football. He just needs to watch out for those blitzes better. Houston doesn't keep up against that Baltimore defense.