Ravens Offense Bailed Out by D’s Big Plays


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The Baltimore Ravens’ offense managed just three points in the final three quarters of Sunday’s 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans.

The offense went three-and-out on eight of its 15 possessions. Their longest drive of the game was 59 yards.

The biggest reason the Ravens’ offense struggled is because they were playing the NFL’s second-ranked defense. But this is nothing new for the Ravens defense, which won the game with three clutch interception.

“We feel like we’re the big brother of the team,” safety Ed Reed said after the game, via ESPN.com. “But our offense will get going. We knew that. We knew they would make plays when they needed to.”

Speaking of brothers, Reed has been a big brother for this team’s secondary. He’s played a vital role in the continued growth and development of cornerback Lardarius Webb, who’s gone from a third-round pick in 2009 to one of the top defenders in the NFL.

Webb had two interceptions in the game to increase his team-leading total to seven for the season.

“I’ve actually been very hard on him the last couple of weeks because I know how good he wants to be, and I know what he can accomplish,” Reed said. “For him to come out and make the plays that he did was awesome.”