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Ravens vs. Texans: Open Thread

Houston Texans v Baltimore Ravens
BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 27: Kicker Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens waves to fans after the Ravens win 23-16 over the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on November 27, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Week 11 has arrived and with it comes a big-time MVP battle between Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans and the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson. Both are jockeying for position in the League MVP race, closely behind Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

The last time these two faced off was an intense battle between Louisville and Clemson.

While these two are the main attraction, there’s far more to be seen. The Ravens defense is a new beast after the free agent additions throughout the season. Between Josh Bynes, L.J. Fort and Marcus Peters, the defense is creating more takeaways and turning them into touchdowns.

There are two new faces at defensive tackle this week as Michael Pierce suffered an injury last week and will not play today. Of those two (Justin Ellis and Domata Peko), The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec reports, DT Domata Peko is running with the starting defense.

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