Ravens’ Earl Thomas surprised by how bad Baltimore beat the Texans
After the game, Thomas admitted that he was surprised at just how lopsided the Ravens win against Houston was.
“I hope nobody on the team gets offended, but I just didn’t think we were going to do them like that,” Ravens safety Earl Thomas said, via Jonathan Jones of CBSSports.com.
Thomas likely wasn’t alone in his sentiment. After all, the Texans are a capable team — they were atop the AFC South prior to the game — and have an MVP candidate in quarterback Deshaun Watson.
But it’s a testament to Thomas and the Ravens defense that they held Watson to one of his worst games of the season. The Texans QB went just 18-of-29 for 169 yards, no touchdown, and one interception.
Meanwhile, the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson just continues to strengthen his own MVP candidacy. The second-year QB had another brilliant outing, going 17-of-24 for 222 yards with four TDs. He also added 86 rushing yards on nine carries.
The Ravens have now won six games in a row and have beaten three likely playoff teams — the Seahawks, Patriots, and Texans — by two or more touchdowns during that span.
At this point, maybe it’s time for Thomas to stop being so surprised that the Ravens are beating up on even the good teams. With Jackson playing at an elite level and the defense doing its part, the Ravens are just a really good football — and quite possibly the best in the league.