BALTIMORE — The Ravens are making a habit of ensuring the competitive parts of their games are over by the second half.
In likely their most impressive win of the season, the Ravens dominated the Texans 41-7 at M&T Bank Stadium and took a crucial step to earning home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Here are a few players whose stocks are up and down after the win:
Stock up: Pass rush
The Ravens defense nearly had half the sacks it had in the first nine games combined in the win against Houston.
Baltimore finished with seven sacks and kept Houston’s offense at bay for the first three quarters. They also had 10 quarterback hits to keep Watson uncomfortable all day.
Houston scored its first points with 7:10 left in the fourth quarter on a long Carlos Hyde run.
Matthew Judon and Tyus Bowser each had two sacks to lead the front seven.
With so much expected of both offenses on Sunday, the Ravens' defense was the star of the day as it shut down one of the best offenses in the NFL.
Stock up: The entire defense
When you play that well, it’s OK to literally call out the entire defense. The pass rush deserved its own section.
The Texans came in with MVP candidate Deshaun Watson at quarterback and DeAndre Hopkins at wide receiver. That didn’t particularly matter.
Watson finished just 18-for-29 and had 169 yards with an interception. The rushing attack wasn’t super impactful either, as the Texans rush offense couldn’t salvage an embarrassing performance. It was the best defensive performance of the season for the Ravens.
Stock up: Seth Roberts
Roberts ended his long touchdown drought with a leaping grab in the end zone to put the Ravens up by seven early-on.
His first touchdown of the year was his first since Week 8 of last season.
Roberts came into the game with just 17 targets, but his touchdown grab put the Ravens ahead early in the blowout win.
Lamar Jackson said he wanted to get Roberts’ first touchdown of the year earlier this week, something he didn’t need long to accomplish.
Stock up: Lamar Jackson
Jackson is a perpetual stock up until further notice. There’s really nothing else to add.
He went 17-of-24 passing for 222 yards and threw four touchdowns, but once again his legs made highlight reels as he made a few jaw-dropping runs through the Texans secondary. He finished with 86 yards on nine carries.
Against one of the league’s best defenses, with a terrible start, Jackson dominated once again.
Stock down: Interference review
I mean, what are we doing here?
The Ravens stopped the Texans on fourth down in the first quarter, but a review revealed that Marlon Humphrey got to DeAndre Hopkins before the ball did. A review, however, stuck with the call on the field.
Still, it was a pretty clear case of pass interference that the referees just missed. They had a chance to overturn it but elected not to.
If it wasn’t already, it’s time to consider the pass interference reviews a total whiff.
Stock up: Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews continues to be Jackson’s favorite target.
With an 18-yard touchdown reception, Andrews moved into a tie for second all-time in touchdown receptions for a tight end in Ravens history with six. He trails Todd Heap and Dennis Pitta by one.
Andrews’ season is slowly becoming one to remember for the second-year pro.
Stock up: Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram didn’t have the most prolific day on the ground, but he had two excellent run-after-catches for touchdowns.
Ingram, who has mostly been used as a bell-cow on the ground this season, showed his ability in the passing attack, too, with a season-high 37 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Stock up: Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards made his impact known late with a 63-yard run, his longest run of the season.
The touchdown put salt in the wound for Houston, which entered allowing less than 100 yards per game.
He became the first person to rush for more than 100 yards against the Texans since Week 17 in 2017.
MORE RAVENS NEWS: