Chargers vs. Ravens: AFC Wild Card final score predictions

Chargers vs. Ravens: AFC Wild Card final score predictions

Chargers vs. Ravens: AFC Wild Card final score predictions

The Ravens went 6-1 with rookie Lamar Jackson starting at quarterback.

"I'm the running back for the Chargers", Gordon said. "I was like, 'Uh, it's been a little while'".

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the seven sacks tied a franchise postseason record; the Chargers also recorded seven sacks in the 1992 AFC wild-card game against the Chiefs.

So the Chargers, despite keeping pace with the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs, find themselves as a 12-4 wildcard team.

The game plan is important, but minimizing errors is what really counts. Still, the Chargers wisely never placed him on injured reserve, hoping he'd be eligible for the playoffs.

Veteran edge defender Melvin Ingram III had a spectacular game against the Ravens.

After holding Jackson to a starter-low 39 yards rushing in Week 16, the Chargers again corralled the quarterback, holding the speed demon to 54 yards rushing. He had a disastrous start, fumbling twice on Baltimore's first two drives and struggling to push the ball downfield through the air, as well.

Coach John Harbaugh has been saved by the Steelers' meltdown and Lamar Jackson's emergence in the run-first system they've adopted.

"There's no substitute for experience", Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "And, he's a very confident guy". I have to admit though, the Bears appear to be real contenders for the NFC. "Just gotta move on and get ready for next year".

Baltimore is coming off a three-year playoff absence.

After the game, the Chargers' social media team took the opportunity to troll the Ravens' masks by throwing back to one of the internet's favorite memes, the "Crying Jordan". Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in 14 of his last 17 games. The team is four wins away from earning a Super Bowl title in just their second season in Los Angeles.

With the Chargers' linebackers undersized because of injuries, the defensive line will need another good game.

However, since 2001 they're just 3-4 on the road overall in the playoffs and just 1-3 since 2006, losing all three Conference Championship games to Peyton Manning.

Make no mistake about it, this is going to be an extremely interesting matchup between two talented teams.

The kickers. Baltimore's Justin Tucker missed only four field goal tries this season - two were blocked - and ranks first in National Football League history with a 90.1 career average. However, he did show potential in the fourth quarter, as he attempted an improbable comeback and drove the Ravens down the field multiple times.

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