Titans shock the football world with 28-12 win over top-seeded Ravens
No one in the NFL postseason is playing with more confidence than the Tennessee Titans. They stormed into Foxborough a week ago and knocked off the defending and six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Their date with the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens would be no different.
Containing NFL MVP favorite Lamar Jackson was the task for these Titans and they did enough to keep him and Baltimore off the scoreboard in the first quarter. That didn't stop Tennessee from cashing in.
In one of the best catches this postseason Jonnu Smith pulls in a one-handed ball from Ryan Tannehill from 12-yards out to put Tennessee up 7-0 late first quarter.
In the second quarter, it was Kalif Raymond hauling in a 45-yard dime from Tannehill and the Titans were up 14-0 on the 14-2 Ravens just like that. Baltimore would get six before the half, but the final 30 minutes was the Derrick Henry show.
Henry would break his franchise record for rushing yards in a postseason game, a record he set just a week ago, by rushing for 195 yards on 30 carries. He capped a mid-third quarter drive, not by running it in, but throwing a three yard pop pass to Corey Davis to give Tennessee a 21-6 lead.
The Titans defense would force a Jackson fumble and Tannehill would capitalize with a one yard touchdown and the rout was on.
Tennessee takes down the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens with a 28-12 win at M&T Bank Stadium. The Titans will be making their first trip to the AFC Championship game since the 2002 season with the win.
They'll face the winner of the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans. Their game is Sunday at 3:05 p.m.
Next week's AFC Championship game will be played in either Kansas City or Houston on Sunday, January 19th at 3:05 p.m. on CBS.