Ravens oust Titans, Saints handle Bears


In Nashville, Tennessee, Lamar Jackson rushed for a touchdown on the way to recording his first playoff win in Baltimore's victory over the Titans.

Finally, the third was the charm for Lamar Jackson.

Roethlisberger completed 47 of 68 pass attempts for 501 passing yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions in Sunday's 48-37 loss to Cleveland.

This was Tennessee's first home playoff game since 2008 - a game that the Ravens also won.

But the game was transformed with a moment of magic from Jackson when the 24-year-old spotted a gap and burst into space before accelerating away from the cover to dive in at the corner for a touchdown. We needed points at that point.

The Cleveland Browns have no new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday after nearly a week of issues leading into their first playoff game in almost two decades.

While the Bills ranked second in points and yard this season, their defense took a step back and was a middle-of-the-pack unit statistically.

What follows: The Ravens will wait for the result of the night game to meet their next opponent, if they win the Cleveland Browns they will visit the Buffalo Bills, if the Pittsburgh Steelers win then they will face the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs.

The Ravens held Henry, a 2,000-yard rusher in the regular season, to 40 yards on 18 carries.

The Titans (11-6) had the ball and a chance to tie when Marcus Peters intercepted Ryan Tannehill's pass intended for Kalif Raymond with 1:50 left. If the Browns win, the Ravens will play the Buffalo Bills next weekend.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and New Orleans defeated Chicago in an NFC wild-card game.

The 41-year-old Brees - playing what could well be his final season in the National Football League - shepherded the Saints into a divisional round clash with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend with a two-touchdown 265-yard performance. Throughout the season, he averaged 126 yards per game.

Brees threw touchdowns to Michael Thomas in the first quarter and Latavius Murray in the third quarter before feeding running back Alvin Kamara for a three-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

This game was the visual definition of a game is won or lost by the run.



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