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The Houston Texans reportedly departed for Baltimore on Saturday morning without their Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown, who will miss Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week, Brown is dealing with a significant turf toe injury and was not expected to play in Week 3. The injury snaps a streak of 78 consecutive starts for the 2012 Pro Bowl selection and creates a great opportunity for Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs against backup Ryan Harris on Sunday.
With Suggs matched up against Harris and right tackle Derek Newton faces the task of blocking Elvis Dumervil, the Ravens should be able to create pressure on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub from the edges. This could also force the Texans to use tight ends Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham as extra blockers more often, which would be a major help for a defense that’s struggled to cover tight ends early this season.