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The Houston Texans beat the Baltimore Ravens for the first time in seven matchups in a 43-13 win on Sunday. Antonio Smith had two sacks, J.J. Watt deflected a pass that led to an interception and Houston's defense returned to form after an embarrassing loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers last week.
Two weeks ago, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips cracked jokes about going on medical leave to have surgery on his kidney and gall bladder.
Seattle backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst led the Seahawks to a comeback victory over the New York Giants after starter Tarvaris Jackson was sidelined midway through the third quarter Sunday.
Houston outside linebacker Mario Williams left Sunday's game against Oakland with an injured pectoral muscle.
The Houston Texans are turning to Brian Cushing to solve their crisis at middle linebacker.
Texans defensive end Antonio Smith sees the same growth potential in Houston that he did in his early years playing for Arizona.
Smith said the Texans were keeping each other updated on Phillips' condition throughout the last two weeks.
"You can hear somebody tell you that somebody's all right," Smith said, "but when you see him talking and he's in good spirits, it gives you an easier heart for the people who are really just worried about him as a person, and his health.