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Ravens vs. Texans final: MVP, winners and losers

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Are you not entertained?!

Houston Texans v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Another opponent came into M&T Bank Stadium with the hope of knocking down the Baltimore Ravens. Another opponent left empty-handed with their heads hung low. The final score of this beat down: 41-7.

MVP: QB Lamar Jackson

He is the league MVP. He has done everything in leading this offense and franchise to an 8-2 record. Today, he added another four passing touchdowns and 222 yards on 17 completed passes. He posted a 139.2 QBrating. Let us also not forget the extra 86 yards rushing on only nine carries. It’s not Wilson. It’s not Mahomes. Watson’s chances of MVP are now gone with his display today. It’s Lamar Jackson.

Winners

RB Gus Edwards — The Bus got rolling today and capped off the afternoon with a 63-yard rushing touchdown. For the second time in his young career, Edwards eclipsed 100 yards rushing in a game.

RB Mark Ingram — After weeks of rushing the football to great success, offensive coordinator Greg Roman switched gears and found receiving options for the tailback, resulting in 3 catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns. He did add another 48 yards on the ground.

TE Mark Andrews — He caught all four targets for a total of 75 yards and a touchdown, including his 51-yard reception on a 3rd & 16.

TE Hayden Hurst — Per usual, Hurst was involved early with two catches for 16 yards.

WR Seth Roberts — Finally, the 2019 free agent gets his touchdown reception.

FB Pat Ricard — Three targets, three receptions and too many defenders attempting to tackle him to count. In all, he muscled for 27 yards on the receptions.

OLB Matt Judon — What a performance by the upcoming free agent. Two sacks for 27 yards and a forced fumble. Watson couldn’t escape this defense and Judon led the charge with his pressures.

OLB Tyus Bowser — The young linebacker is coming on strong with two sacks today. Let’s see this continue with the final stretch of the regular season.

OLB Jaylon Ferguson — ‘Sack Daddy’ with his first NFL sack today on Deshaun Watson. Let’s keep them rolling!

LB Patrick Onwuasor — He also landed a sack on Watson and is buzzing all across the field once again. Love to see Peanut making hits and reading the opposition.

SS Chuck Clark — He’s continuing to put this defense is positive situations. Also, he earned two passes defensed.

Run defense — Not including the 41-yard touchdown run by Carlos Hyde when the game was over, they only allowed 80-yards rushing. Solid performance by Brandon Williams, Domata Peko, Chris Wormley and the others.

Secondary — Only 169 yards passing, with 80 coming from DeAndre Hopkins. That’s a statline to love.

Offensive line — Only one sack allowed on Lamar Jackson. More importantly, they paved the way for 264 yards rushing.

Losers*

*These players had a bad game. This shouldn’t be taken too literally. This is a critique article of the game today.

WR Miles Boykin — Offsides is ugly for wide receivers. You have an easy view of the football. Also, two incompletions on two endzone targets. He didn’t have an easy ball for either of them, it’s just the statline looks ugly. However, Boykin did block his man for thirty yards on Gus Edwards’ touchdown run. He just couldn’t get much done today. Not like it was a severe game for him.

Special Teams — One missed field goal and a failed fake field goal is enough, I guess, to make this list. Also, the muffed punt by DeAnthony Thomas but Taiwan Jones hit his hands when he was making the catch, so that wasn’t on him.

WR Chris Moore — Every receiver is getting more involved as the season continues. I don’t see much opportunity for him anymore, especially with an injury and missing games.