Clark: It's ‘crazy’ to think Ravens vs. Texans will even be close


For the second time in as many weeks, the Houston Texans are facing a former MVP.

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs pulled away for a 34-20 win over the Texans in Week 1, and Houston's opponent won’t be much worse Sunday when Lamar Jackson and the Ravens roll into town.

On Friday, former Pro Bowl safety and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark appeared on First Take to talk about Baltimore’s upcoming matchup with the Texans. He wasn’t bullish on Houston’s chances of coming out of the game with a win.

“To think that this even going to be a game is crazy,” Clark said.

Max Kellerman compared the Texans to lemons, saying they have the pieces to become great when put together correctly. Clark wasn’t having it.

“Max totally gives lemons a bad rap by comparing them to the Houston Texans,” Clark said. “Lemons are sometimes good. If you do the right things with them, lemonade can be special. They even add to club soda when you go out and get something to eat. The Houston Texans are not lemons. They’re something way far from that that you can do nothing good with.”

Clark went on to talk about how the Chiefs and Ravens have built up their rosters around their franchise quarterbacks while the Texans are coming off an offseason during which they traded Deshaun Watson’s No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals.

PointsBet pegs the Ravens as seven-point favorites on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET with the game broadcasting on CBS.