Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I'm saying I don't know if that is true or not. I didn't watch the game counting snaps.
For the game, the Texans followed the normal pattern they often (but not always) use for the year.
On "short yardage or expected running situation" they usually bring in a 5th LB and use only one CB (JJo).
For this game, that happenend in two series:
- The Ravens second offensive series where they got the ball on our 2 and scored the TD in 3 plays.
- The next to last series where they tried to run out the clock unsuccesfully (also 3 plays.)
In the first half, Jackson played the 1st and 3rd series (3 and 6 plays respectively.)
The Ravens were aided by the 21yd catch by Boldin where he didn't have both feet in bound (but it was ruled a catch) to kick a FG.
Allen played the 4th and 5th series (3 and 5 plays); the 5th series ended with the TD allowed by Allen.
Jackson played the last 2 series of the half (11 plays and 2 Punts.)
Allen then played the first 2 series of the second half (6 plays and 2 punts.)
Jackson played the next 2 (8 plays/over on downs then 3 and outs).
Allen played the 5th series (3 and out) and most of the 6th series (9 plays and a FG).
He got away with PI on one play and got into a spirited "fight" with Boldin on the next. The Texans wanted to cool him down a little and took him out for one play.
JJo was the lone CB in the next series (Ravens expected to try to run out the clock or taking as much time off the clock as possible.)
Jackson came in for the last snap of the game where the Ravens knelt down to end the game.