The Houston Texans gave up six catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in their 34-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. While Travis Kelce didn’t go off, he was still influential in the game.
The Texans will have another dynamic tight end on their hands as the Ravens visit NRG Stadium Sunday at 3:25 p.m.
“He is a very different tight end than Kelce, but he is incredibly talented,” defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver said. “Big catch radius, big target — Obviously, the quarterback’s security blanket. We’re going to do everything we can to try to limit the X plays in the pass game, but they are a much different attack.”
Andrews tallied five catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens’ 38-6 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. The former 2018 third-round pick from Oklahoma benefits from the run game clicking.
“They are certainly a run-oriented tam and the run sets up their pass game,” Weaver said. “So, defensively you’ve got to be different, too. We definitely are going to do everything we can to try to limit their X plays. We know who he is and what he is to this offense and we’re going to do everything in our power to try to take him away.”
If the Texans can take away one of quarterback Lamar Jackson’s targets, and limit his carries on the ground, it should help Houston’s offense keep pace as the defending AFC South champions endeavor to even their record 1-1 and not fall to 0-2 midway through September.