The Tennessee Titans made the next big surprise in the NFL playoffs!
One week after the success in the wildcard game against the New England Patriots around star quarterback Tom Brady, the Titans won 28:12 with the most successful team of the regular season, the Baltimore Ravens, and are sensational in the championship game of the American Football Conference (AFC ).
“We beat ourselves. I also made a lot of mistakes,” said a disappointed Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has to wait for his first win in the playoffs.
Jackson with light and shadow
Although the NFl phenomenon delivered incredible numbers with 365 pass yards and an additional 143 rush yards, it also threw two interceptions and also lost the ball in a fumble.
And Tennessee took advantage of Baltimore’s mistake, stopping the best team of the regular season twice on the 4th attempt and one yard. All of the Titans’ points resulted either from a loss of the ball or a failed 4th attempt by the Ravens.
It was Baltimore’s first defeat since September 29th. In addition, the Ravens are the first top seeded team after the Dallas Cowboys in 2016, which was already eliminated in the Divisional Round.
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Man of the evening was Titans running back Derrick Henry. The Patriots had never got him under control the previous week (182 yards, 1 touchdown), and Henry ran for 195 yards against Baltimore’s defense. In addition, he threw a touchdown pass himself in the third quarter after a trick play by the Titans.
Titans pull away to 14-0
The Titans got off to a better start in the game. After an interception from Kevin Byard, Jonnu Smith got the first touchdown of the game on a pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
While the Ravens offense continued to struggle, Tannehill fired a 45-yard touchdown on Caliph Raymond – 14-0.
With two field goals from Justin Tucker, the Ravens were able to at least shorten to 6:14 before the break.
Henry with a mad run and a touchdown pass
Anyone who had now believed that the Ravens would start to catch up in the second half were mistaken. Instead, he hit the very big neighborhood of Henry.
The best running back of the NFL first put down an inimitable run over 66 yards, before he served receiver Corey Davis for the decisive touchdown after a trick play (21: 6).
After a fumble from Jackson, his counterpart Tannehill made everything clear with a run over a yard into the end zone (28: 6).
After the Ravens’ first touchdown (Jackson on tight end Hayden Hurst), hope re-emerged, but the Titans easily brought home the victory.