Titans revive rivalry with Ravens in AFC wild-card game

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BALTIMORE (11-5) at TENNESSEE (11-5)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, Freeform

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Ravens 10-5-1; Titans 7-9

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 13-12

LAST MEETING - Titans beat Ravens 30-24, OT, on Nov. 22 in Baltimore

LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Bengals 38-3; Titans beat Texans 41-38

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 7, Titans No. 9

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (1), PASS (32).

RAVENS Defence - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (6).

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (t-2), RUSH (2), PASS (23).

TITANS Defence - OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (29).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — The Ravens are making their third straight playoff trip and ninth in 13 years under coach John Harbaugh. ... This is the third playoff berth in four seasons for the Titans and second straight under third-year coach Mike Vrabel. Tennessee lost in the AFC championship game last season. ... This is the fifth playoff meeting between these teams. The road team won each of the first four. The Titans won 28-12 in the divisional round last January to tie the post-season series 2-2. ... Baltimore won its last five games of the regular season following a three-game skid. ... During that five-game winning streak, QB Lamar Jackson threw 11 TD passes and ran for four scores. ... Baltimore led the NFL with a plus-165 point differential, outscoring its opponents 468-303. ... Jackson is the first QB in NFL history with 30 wins in his first 37 regular-season starts, but he’s 0-2 in the playoffs. ... Baltimore owns a plus-21 turnover differential in the post-season . ... Baltimore is 10-6 on the road in the playoffs, a .625 percentage that ranks as the best in the NFL since the 1970 merger. ... The Ravens averaged an NFL-best 191.9 yards rushing per game. Their 3,071 yards rushing were third highest in NFL history. ... Baltimore has rushed for at least 100 yards in 39 straight games, including 404 last week in Cincinnati, and had three players top 700 yards on the ground: Jackson (1,005), J.K. Dobbins (805) and Gus Edwards (723). Jackson became the first QB in NFL history to have two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. ... Dobbins set a Ravens rookie record with nine TDs, including at least one in each of his last six games. ... Baltimore allowed 18.9 points per game, second best in the NFL. ... Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey forced eight fumbles, tops in the NFL and most in team history. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker has a 90.7% success rate on field goals, the best percentage in NFL history. He was 26 for 29 this season. ... Baltimore owns a plus-21 turnover differential in the post-season . ... The Ravens expect to have back P Sam Koch, whose streak of 239 straight starts ended last week while he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list. ... The Titans won their first AFC South title since 2008, and this will be their first home playoff game since that season. ... The Titans have won three of their last four. ... Tennessee ranked second in the NFL in rushing averaging 168.1 yards per game. ... The Titans led the NFL with a plus-11 turnover margin. ... Titans RB Derrick Henry became the first to lead the NFL in rushing in consecutive seasons since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006-07. He had 2,027 yards rushing, making him the eighth player in NFL history to reach 2,000 yards. Henry also led the NFL with 17 rushing TDs. ... Henry ran for 195 yards in the Titans' divisional win last January and had 133 yards in November's OT win. ... Titans QB Ryan Tannehill combined for 40 TDs, most by a player in franchise history. He had career highs with 33 TD passes and seven TD runs. ... Tannehill threw for 3,819 yards. Tannehill also has had nine game-winning drives as Titans QB since taking over in 2019, most by any NFL QB in that span. ... Tannehill had 22 TD passes, three TD runs and two interceptions with a 118.5 passer rating at home this season. ... Titans WR A.J. Brown had 151 yards receiving and a TD last week. Brown had 1,075 yards receiving and 11 TD catches in his second season. ... The Titans had 11 100-yard receiving games, and WR Corey Davis had a team-high five such games. He had five catches for 113 yards in the Week 11 meeting. Davis also had a TD catch in the 2019 divisional playoff. ... Fantasy tip: Henry. All he's done to follow up a playoff run for the ages is turn in an even better season, and he's coming off a franchise-record 250 yards rushing.

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