Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens
Tennessee Titans Preview
The Tennessee Titans look to record an upset for the second straight weekend when they visit the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night. The sixth-seeded Titans defeated the third-seeded New England Patriots last Saturday when NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry (1,540 yards) set a franchise postseason record with a 182-yard rushing performance.
Tennessee again figures to rely on Henry to control the pace of a game against the NFL’s top offense. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was just 8-of-15 passing for 72 yards with one touchdown and one interception against New England. Linebacker Rashaan Evans had three tackles for loss among 10 stops in a strong effort.
Baltimore Ravens Preview
The Baltimore Ravens begin pursuit of a possible Super Bowl appearance when they host the sixth-seeded Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. The top-seeded Ravens are averaging an NFL-high 33.2 points per game behind quarterback Lamar Jackson, the favorite to win MVP honors.
Jackson passed for 3,127 yards and an NFL-best 36 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,206 yards, the latter representing a new NFL mark for a quarterback. Baltimore set an NFL record by rushing for 3,296 yards but running back Mark Ingram II (1,018 yards) is still bothered by a calf injury suffered in Week 16. Baltimore ranked fifth in rushing defense (93.4 yards per game) as it attempts to corral Titans star rusher Derrick Henry.