Texans3309 -- 15Ravens0709 -- 16
Kyle Boller walked onto the field with 64 seconds left, no timeouts and his Baltimore team down by two points.
Starting at his 13-yard line, the oft-criticized quarterback faced the prospect of moving the ball behind a makeshift offensive line. Fortunately, he was operating against the Houston defense.
Boller came through, and Matt Stover kicked a 38-yard field goal with six seconds remaining to give the Ravens a victory.
A game filled with blunders, fumbles and penalties ended in familiar fashion for the Texans, who let a seemingly certain win get away for the second straight week.
Boller completed a 24-yard pass to Todd Heap on third down, then hit rookie Mark Clayton with an 11-yarder. Two plays later, a 35-yard completion to Clayton got the Ravens into field goal position.
"It excites me as a veteran here to see that we didn't give up and we did enough to win the game," said Stover, who has kicked 11 game-winners over a 15-year career.
Kris Brown's fifth field goal with 1:08 left put Houston in position for its second win of the season. But the Texans couldn't hold on.
"You've got to make something happen," Boller said. "All you can hope for is to execute the way we did. Guys just made plays, and that's what it's all about."
Houston: FG K.Brown 39, 3:43.
Baltimore: Boller 6 run (Stover kick), 13:01.
Houston: FG K.Brown 26, :04.
Houston: FG K.Brown 22, 14:30.
Baltimore: A.Thomas 20 interception return (pass failed), 7:16.
Houston: FG K.Brown 29, 3:31.
Houston: FG K.Brown 39, 1:08.
Baltimore: FG Stover 38, :06.
TexansRavensFirst Downs 1615Total Net Yards 298238Rushes-Yards 34-16523-73Passing 133165Punt Returns 7-500-0Kickoff Returns 4-993-67Interceptions Ret. 0-01-20Comp-Att-Int 17-37-117-33-0Sacked-Yards Lost 5-324-33Punts 6-35.08-40.1Fumbles-Lost 5-14-2Penalties-Yards 11-938-71Time Of Possession 33:4926:11RUSHING
Houston: Davis 29-155, Carr 3-8, Wells 2-2.
Baltimore: Taylor 11-40, J.Lewis 8-17, Boller 3-11, Clayton 1-5.
Houston: Carr 17-37-1-165.
Baltimore: Boller 17-33-0-198.
Houston: Gaffney 6-40, A.Johnson 4-70, Davis 3-16, Wells 2-12, Armstrong 1-17, Rivers 1-10.
Baltimore: Clayton 7-86, Heap 3-51, Mason 3-32, J.Lewis 3-23, Taylor 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS