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Huge Texans-Ravens showdown offers big playoff implications in Week 11

Texans-Ravens is potentially the Week 11 game of the week. Both teams are in good position to earn a playoff berth, but Sunday could create a road block for one of the two teams.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens runs for a touchdown during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The NFL has an atrocious Bears-Rams game on Sunday Night Football, which means some chunk of the country will miss out on the real nation game of the week. The Baltimore Ravens host the Houston Texans in a matchup of potential MVP candidates and one with sizable playoff implications.

Lamar Jackson has guided the Ravens to a 7-2 record. He and Russell Wilson are considered the top two MVP candidates. His Ravens lead the AFC North by two games, trail the Patriots by one game for the best record in the AFC, and lead the Texans by one game for the second first round bye.

DeShaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers are in the next tier of MVP candidates behind Jackson and Wilson. He’s been critical to the Texans success. They’ve won four of five, including a road win over the Chiefs. The Texans have a one-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South, and hold a half game lead over the Chiefs for the third best record in the AFC.

DraftKings Sportsbook offers a variety of team futures for potential playoff teams. Here are a few specific to the Texans and Ravens coming into Sunday’s matchup.

To Make the Playoffs

Texans: Yes (-625), No (+450)
Ravens: Yes (-2500), No (+1200)

Division winner

Texans: -177 to win AFC South (Colts next at +325)
Ravens: -835 to win AFC North (Steelers next at +550)

AFC Champ

Texans: +1200
Ravens: +350

Super Bowl Champ

Texans: +2500
Ravens: +650