The Ravens may get described as old-school for their willingness to run the ball and play defense.
That does not mean they’re anything resembling conventional.
The Ravens raced to a 33-16 win over the Texans Sunday, improving to 2-0.
They did it by unveiling wrinkles in the run game. On a fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter, they lined running back Mark Ingram up alone in the backfield, and he took the direct snap for a 30-yard touchdown, showing the kind of burst of younger players.
It’s the kind of sudden-change play they’re able to make (while others make prettier highlights with the passing game).
They also forced a couple of Houston turnovers, and Ravens linebacker L.J. Fort scored on a fumble recovery to help with the effort.
The Texans fell to 0-2 (coupled with their loss in the opener to the Chiefs). Their schedule can’t get any more difficult, but they’re already in a significant hole.