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Lamar Jackson, Ravens run defense lead Baltimore to victory over Titans

The Ravens advanced to the divisional round on Sunday with a win over the Titans. We break down how they did it.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball for yardage against safety Kenny Vaccaro #24 of the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter of their AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Nissan Stadium on January 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens are headed to the divisional round and Lamar Jackson as the first playoff win of his NFL career. The Ravens held off the Tennessee Titans, going to Nashville and winning 20-13.

After some wild games on Saturday, we opened Sunday with a grinder of a game. The Titans jumped on top 10-0 and Jackson and the Ravens looked shaky throughout the first quarter. Baltimore got on the board with a field goal and then swung the momentum late in the second quarter when Jackson ran 48 yards for a game-tying touchdown. He finished the game with a team-leading 104 rushing yards.

The Ravens couldn’t put this one way until the final two minutes, but they got the job done thanks in large part to a strong defensive effort. They held Derrick Henry to 40 yards rushing and while A.J. Brown had a solid game with 83 yards and a touchdown, Ryan Tannehill couldn’t get much else going with any consistency.

Baltimore advances to the divisional round and will find out their opponent once Browns-Steelers wraps Sunday evening. If the Steelers win, the Ravens will travel to face the Chiefs. If the Browns win, the Ravens will travel to face the Bills.