The Ravens will host the upstart Texans in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Baltimore leads the all-time series between these relatively young franchises 11-to-2, including a 7-to-0 mark at home, and a postseason win over Houston in the 2011 divisional round. Other significant numbers that could help determine which club will emerge victorious from this contest and advance to the AFC conference championship game:
Per target thrown to Houston wide receiver Nico Collins this season, the third greatest average in the league.
The Ravens defense allowed a league best 4.7 net yards per passing play, the lowest average since the 2009 Jets.
Geno Stone (seven interceptions) and Kyle Hamilton (four interceptions) have helped the Ravens defense force the league’s most turnovers.
Since rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud threw an interception, a span of six consecutive games.
Allowed per rushing attempt by the Ravens defense, the third worst average in the NFL.
Before contact per Texans rushing attempt, tied for the second worst average in the NFL.
Led by Gus Edwards 13 scores, total rushing touchdowns for the Ravens offense, the NFL’s fourth most.
Rushing touchdowns allowed by the Texans defense, the NFL’s fifth most.
Baltimore generated the 14th most pass plays of 20-plus yards, a considerable improvement from their second-worst mark of 33 in the 2022 season.
25.7% Pressure Rate
Led by rookie Will Anderson Jr. and fellow edge rusher Jonathan Greenard (32 pressures apiece), the Texans notched 46 sacks this season and the NFL’s fifth best pressure rate.
Allowed by the Texans defense to tight ends this season, fifth most in the league.
Combined yardage accumulated by Baltimore tight ends Mark Andrews, Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar this season.
Baltimore’s league best point differential was 179 points better than the Texans.
Baltimore finished the regular season with the fifth best defense-adjusted value over average since 1981.
Salary cap space Baltimore borrowed from future seasons, by using void years and not-likely-to-be-earned contract incentives, to assemble the 2023 roster.
Since John Harbaugh’s Ravens played in a conference championship game.