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Houston Texans defensive tackle Tim Bulman, right, reaches for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Ravens 20, Texans 13

A fierce defense led by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed came up with four turnovers to lead Baltimore to a 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans, sending the Ravens into the AFC championship game.

Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates
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Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates their 20-13 win over the Houston Texans. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates congratulates Baltimore Ravens
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Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates congratulates Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates
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Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after a pass was interecepted by teammate Ed Reed #20 (not picuterd) during the fourth quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

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Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts
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Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celeberates
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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celeberates after the Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 20-13 during the AFC Divisional playoff game. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Cary Williams #29 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates
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Cary Williams #29 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates their 20-13 win over the Houston Texans. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates
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Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates his interception against Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens and Andre
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Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens and Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans reach for an incomplete pass during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

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Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans
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Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans communicates with the team during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin makes the
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin makes the reception for a Baltimore's second touchdown as Houston Texans cornerback Jason Allen defends during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Returning from an injury, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
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Returning from an injury, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin makes a catch during warmups prior to his team's game with Houston. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens fullback Kris Wilson pulls in a
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Baltimore Ravens fullback Kris Wilson pulls in a touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith recovers a
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Baltimore Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith recovers a fumbled punt to set up his team's first touchdown against Houston during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith can't hang
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith can't hang on to a long pass from Joe Flacco as Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph defends during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed breaks up
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Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed breaks up a pass near the goal line that's intended for Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Houston Texans defensive tackle Tim Bulman, right, reaches
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Houston Texans defensive tackle Tim Bulman, right, reaches for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans
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Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans talks with quarterback T.J. Yates #13 during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith makes a
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith makes a catch during warmups prior to his team's game with Houston. (Jan. 15, 2012)

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Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans scores
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Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans scores a touchdown during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster cuts to
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster cuts to the end zone as Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain is blocked giving Houston their only touchdown during the first half. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens catches
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Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens catches a pass against Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Quarterback T.J. Yates #13 of the Houston Texans
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Quarterback T.J. Yates #13 of the Houston Texans looks to throw a a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens
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Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens looks to throw a pass against the Houston Texans during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

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Quarterback Joe Flacco, stuck behind starting quarterback Tyler
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Quarterback Joe Flacco, stuck behind starting quarterback Tyler Palko, transferred from Pittsburgh to Delaware in college.

Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens and
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Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens and Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans reach for an incomplete pass during the second quarter. (Jan. 15, 2012)

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