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Baltimore Beatdown's Ravens-Texans predictions

Here's what we think will happen on Sunday.

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Rocky Friedman: Though the Ravens might have a hard time scoring on this Texans defense, I don't think that Houston has enough fire power to beat Baltimore. With a fourth-string QB under center for Houston, they will need all the help they can get from their pro bowl running back Arian Foster. Prediction: Ravens 20, Texans 10

Michael Sedjro: The Ravens lead wire to wire, but the Texans get a late touchdown and fail to recover the onside kick. J.J. Watt is mostly quiet, as he is neutralized by the short passing game. Flacco throws for 225 and a touchdown. The defense tees off for six sacks, Will Hill snags his second interception and the rest of the secondary stands tall against the deep ball. Prediction: Ravens 20, Texans 16

Jason Butt: The Ravens will need to neutralize J.J. Watt in order to ensure a win. I think they should have plenty of success getting after Case Keenum (or Thad Lewis) on the defensive side of the ball. However, it will be about making sure Watt doesn't make many plays and that the Ravens can march down the field and control time of possession. I believe the Ravens are able to do that and get the job done. Prediction: Ravens 27, Texans 14

Daniel Park: Against his former team, Gary Kubiak's offense will generate 400 total yards. C.J. Mosley bats away three pass attempts, recovers a fumble forced by Pernell McPhee, and registers an interception late on the fourth. Prediction: Ravens 31, Texans 17

Matthew Stevens: The Texans have weapons at their disposal on offense and even if they are starting air bud at quarterback, they can and probably will hit on some plays with the Ravens' secondary being so hurt. Offensively, the Ravens will be able to mix it up and put points on the board and should be able to contain J.J. Watt enough to not have him ruin every play. Prediction: Ravens 27, Texans 17

Dylan Guy: In what is a sloppy game for three quarters of play, the Ravens manage to pull out a tough road win against the J.J. Watt led Texans. Prediction: Ravens 17, Texans 10