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23-16. The defense makes the difference and the Ravens are still fighting for the playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens again used their best defensive game to prevail 23-16 to the Houston Texans in the traditional Monday Night Game with which Week 12 of the National Football League (NFL) closed .

Lineman Terrell Suggs led an aggressive Ravens defense that kept the Texans out of the end zone in the final 51 minutes to secure a major victory.

The Ravens forced three fumbles, two in the final five minutes.
After Suggs stripped the ball from Texans quarterback Tom Savage and the Ravens recovered it, kicker Justin Tucker scored a field goal with 2:53 left, which allowed him a seven-point lead. those who assured them of victory.

Another defensive play, which starred cornerback Anthony Levine Jr., who made an interception to Savage, put the final lock to the triumph of the Ravens (6-5), who are still in the fight to be in the playoffs.

Suggs had two sacks, running back Alex Collins went on the ground for 60 yards and a touchdown and punter Sam Koch probably threw the most significant pass of the game for Baltimore.

Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco took charge of leading the Ravens’ attack by completing 20 of 32 shots for 141 yards, did not make any scoring, or had interceptions, knocked him down once and left the index at 72.5 of pin.

The Ravens (6-5) have won consecutive games for the first time since they opened the 2-0 campaign.

Now they are above .500 for the first time since last October 8, and tied with the Buffalo Bills for the last wild card ticket in the American Conference (AFC).

The Texans (4-7) have lost four of the last five contested games, four of them with Savage leading the offense in replacement of rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson, who suffered a serious ligament injury and will be low at that remains of season.

Savage completed 22 of 37 passes for 252 yards, without also making any scoring, but if two balls intercepted him, he was knocked down twice, and down to 57.2 the passer rating.

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