The picks: Ravens vs. Texans

October 13, 2011

Kevin Cowherd

Ravens 24, Texans 13

League's hardest-hitting defense too much for Texans, who'll be gobbling pain-killers like they're Tic Tacs on flight home.

Edward Lee

Ravens 28, Texans 13

The Texans' hope for a season-turning upset evaporated with the injuries to wide receiver Andre Johnson and outside linebacker Mario Williams.

Mike Preston

Ravens 21, Texans 10

Minus their two best players, Texans can't dig out of this big hole. The Ravens are ready to pick up where they left off.

Peter Schmuck

Ravens 31, Texans 16

Matt Schaub might want to pack a lunch because it's going to be a long day against a well-rested Ravens defense.

Kevin Van Valkenburg

Ravens 31, Texans 21

Matt Schaub shreds Baltimore's secondary at times, but Joe Flacco has one of his best games of the year to continue his stellar record at home.

Mark Viviano

Ravens 23, Texans 16

If healthy, Ravens should not lose a home game this season. Injury-plagued Texans will fight but fall short.

Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens 26, Texans 16

Matt Schaub will find out that this year's Ravens defense is a lot more formidable and aggressive than last year's version.

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