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NFL Playoff Capsule: Texans at Ravens

Thursday - 1/12/2012, 2:55pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - HOUSTON (11-6) At BALTIMORE (12-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE _ Ravens by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Houston 12-5; Baltimore 8-7-1

SERIES RECORD _ Ravens lead 5-0

LAST MEETING _ Ravens beat Texans 29-14, Oct. 19, 2011

LAST WEEK _ Texans beat Bengals 31-10; Ravens had bye

TEXANS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (13), RUSH (2), PASS (18)

TEXANS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (2), RUSH (4), PASS (3)

RAVENS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (15), RUSH (10), PASS (19)

RAVENS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (3), RUSH (2), PASS (4)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES _ Baltimore making fourth playoff appearance in four years; Texans in postseason for first time. ... Ravens and Texans only defenses to rank in top 4 in every major category, including points allowed (Baltimore third at 16.6 ppg, Houston fourth at 17.4). ... Ravens FB Vonta Leach and S Bernard Pollard played last season in Houston. ... In October meeting, Ravens scored final 16 points and got five FGs from Billy Cundiff. ... Houston's Arian Foster ran for 153 yards against Cincinnati last week. Record for RB in first two playoff games is 278, set by Duane Thomas of Dallas in 1970. ... Foster has run for at least 100 yards in last three games but had only 49 against Ravens in October. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson had five catches for 90 yards and touchdown last week. He did not face Baltimore in October because of hamstring injury. ... Houston's T.J. Yates became first rookie QB drafted in fifth round or later to win postseason game. ... Ravens 8-0 at home for first time and are 73-23 at home since the start of 2000 season, but haven't won home playoff game since Dec. 31, 2000, beating Denver before going on to win only Super Bowl. ... Baltimore QB Joe Flacco 3-0 vs. Houston in career, going 57 for 89 with four TDs and one INT. ... Ravens seeking to advance to third AFC title game, second under coach John Harbaugh. ... Baltimore 9-6 in postseason. ... Ravens expect to have WR Anquan Boldin back after he missed two games with knee injury. Boldin had eight catches for 132 yards against Houston in October. ... Ravens RB Ray Rice was only NFL player with more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage (1,364 rushing, 704 receiving) and set franchise record with 15 TDs. ... Baltimore LB Ray Lewis, in 16th season, led team with 95 tackles and will be playing 16th playoff game. He is lone remaining member of 2000 Super Bowl champs. ... Ravens S Ed Reed has seven INTs in nine playoff games.


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