A glass-half-full take on Texans

BALTIMORE -- Greetings from M&T Bank Stadium on a crystal clear but windy and cold day.

The closer we get to kickoff, the more I hear about how a rookie quarterback like T.J. Yates just isn’t going to beat the Ravens here.

I agree it will be very difficult.

But there is no guarantee that Joe Flacco outplays him. And then you’ve got two high-quality defenses and run games squaring off. Can Brian Cushing and Arian Foster outduel Terrell Suggs and Ray Rice?

An upset’s hardly inconceivable.

So there is a glass-half-full pregame take for the Texans faithful.

Here are the inactives for the game.