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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Texans very much in it at half

By Paul Kuharsky

BALTIMORE -- Houston owns the two giant mistakes of the first half, so the Texans are incredibly fortunate to be in the game at halftime.

It’s 17-13 and it feels like the Texans are steering the game right now.

That’s pretty impressive considering Jacoby Jones’ terrible botched punt return positioned the Ravens for one touchdown and T.J. Yates’ poor interception to Lardarius Webb set up another.

If the Texans can avoid gigantic mistakes like that in their own end, they stand a reasonable chance at pulling an upset here.

Yates has bounced back nicely, and Arian Foster’s finding a rhythm -- he's got 95 yards on 15 carries.  Cornerback Kareem Jackson has been beaten on a couple great throws by Joe Flacco, but Jackson’s been in good position against Anquan Boldin; he’s just not been able to make a play on the ball.

All things considered, Houston’s got to feel good about being within four points.