NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Baltimore Ravens got the better of the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in an AFC Wild Card game Sunday, with star quarterback Lamar Jackson leading the way.
Jackson rushed 16 times for 136 yards and scored on a 48-yard scamper that was part of a 20-3 run by Baltimore after falling behind 10-0 early on.
He also completed 17 of 24 passes for 179 yards en route to securing his first playoff victory.
“They beat us two times that I’ve been here. I am just happy about the victory. We finished finally,” Jackson said. “We finally finished.”
Jackson said the team didn’t lose focus after falling behind early.
“We stayed focus. We didn’t get rattled, my coaches didn’t get rattled we had to put points on the board. We kept fighting and we made it happened.”
The Ravens limited the league’s leading rusher Derrick Henry to just 40 yards on 18 carries. Henry posted the fifth-highest rushing total in the regular season with 2,027 yards and had 17 TD runs.
The 40 yards rushing today was a season low for Henry.
“Our defense was tired of hearing the noise,” Jackson said. “They did what they were supposed to do. They just came together.”
Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted Ryan Tannehill’s pass to Kalif Raymond with 1:50 remaining, and the Ravens chewed up the rest of the clock.
After Peters’ interception, several Ravens stomped on the Titans’ midfield logo, drawing a 15-yard taunting penalty. The Titans had stomped on Baltimore’s logo back in Week 11.
The Ravens (12-5) snapped a string of 21 straight games lost by the franchise in either the regular season or playoffs when trailing by 10 or more. Baltimore will play either the No. 1 seeded Kansas City Chiefs or the dangerous Buffalo Bills in a divisional game set up by how the Ravens stopped Henry for the first time in three games.