NFL PREVIEW: BALTIMORE RAVENS (11-5) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (11-5)
WILD CARD // SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2021 // 1:05 PM ET // NISSAN STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER
LEADER: All-time series tied, 2-2
STREAKS: Titans have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 1/11/20: Titans 28 at Ravens 12
LAST GAME AT SITE: 1/20/09: Ravens 13, Titans 10
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 11-10
STREAKS: Titans have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/22/20: Titans 30 at Ravens 24 (OT)
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/14/18: Ravens 21, Titans 0
RAVENS earned playoff berth for 3rd-consecutive season. • JOHN HARBAUGH makes 9th postseason appearance. Led Baltimore to SB XLVII championship in 2012. • BALTIMORE tied NFL-high with 7 players named to 2021 Pro Bowl roster: T ORLANDO BROWN, DE CALAIS CAMPBELL, LS MORGAN COX, CB MARLON HUMPHREY, LB MATTHEW JUDON, FB PATRICK RICARD & K JUSTIN TUCKER. • RAVENS OFFENSE led NFL with 3,071 rush yards. • BALTIMORE allowed 18.9 points per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL.
• QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 2,757 yards & 26 TDs vs. 9 INTs for 99.3 rating & rushed for 1,005 yards & 7 TDs in 2020, becoming 1st QB in NFL history with 1,000+ rush yards in multiple seasons. Passed for 186 yards & TD vs. INT & rushed for 51 yards in Week 11 meeting. Passed for 365 yards & rushed for 143 yards in 2019 Divisional meeting. Aims for 3rd in row in postseason with 50+ rush yards. • RB J.K. DOBBINS ranked 3rd among rookies with 805 rush yards & 9 rush TDs. Has rush TD in 6 straight games, tied 3rdlongest streak by rookie in SB era. Had 85 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 15 rec.) & rush TD in Week 11 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with 80+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. RB GUS EDWARDS aims for 4th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR MARQUISE BROWN set career highs in catches (58), rec. yards (team-high 769) & rec. TDs (team-high 8). Has 15 career rec. TDs, tied with TORREY SMITH for most by player in 1st 2 seasons in Bal. history. Had 7 catches for 126 yards in 2019 Divisional meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with TD catch. TE MARK ANDREWS had 5 catches for 96 yards & TD in Week 11 meeting. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 on road. • S MARCUS PETERS led team with 4 INTs this season. Has 3 TFL, 2 PD & INT in 2 career postseason games vs. Ten. CB MARLON HUMPHREY led team with 8 PD & led NFL with career-high 8 FFs. LB MATTHEW JUDON had 6 sacks in 2020. Had sack in Week 11 meeting & has sack in 3 of 4 career games vs. Ten., including postseason. LB PATRICK QUEEN led team & ranked 3rd among rookies with 105 tackles.
TITANS won AFC South for 1st time since 2008 & earned playoff berth in consecutive seasons for 1st time since 2007-08. • MIKE VRABEL makes 2nd postseason appearance. Led Tennessee to AFC Championship Game in 2019. • TENNESSEE had 2 players named to 2021 Pro Bowl roster: WR A.J. BROWN & RB DERRICK HENRY. • TITANS OFFENSE ranked 2nd in NFL with 396.4 yards per game & has totaled 400+ yards in 6 of past 7. • TENNESSEE ranked 4th in NFL with 30.7 points per game.
QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 3,819 yards & career-high 33 TDs & rushed for career-high 7 TDs in 2020. Had 106.5 rating & is 1 of 5 QBs with 105+ rating in each of past 2 seasons. Passed for 259 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 104.1 rating in Week 11 meeting. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.5 rating & rushed for TD in 2019 Divisional meeting. Aims for 3rd in row in postseason with 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 105+ rating. Had 25 TDs (22 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 118.5 rating in 8 home games this season. • RB DERRICK HENRY led NFL with career-high 2,027 rush yards & 17 rush TDs, becoming 8th player in NFL history with 2,000+ rush yards in single season. Has 150+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4. Rushed for 133 yards & TD in Week 11 meeting. Had 195 rush yards in 2019 Divisional meeting. Has 200+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 in postseason. • WR A.J. BROWN set career highs in catches (70), rec. yards (1,075) & rec. TDs (11) in 2020. Has 5+ catches & rec. TD in 3 of past 4. Had 4 catches for 62 yards & TD in Week 11 meeting. WR COREY DAVIS had 5 catches for 113 yards in Week 11 meeting. Had TD catch in 2019 Divisional meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 110+ rec. yards & TD catch. TE JONNU SMITH aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with TD catch, including postseason. • CB MALCOLM BUTLER led team with 14 PD & tied for team lead with 4 INTs. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Bal. Has 37 tackles & 8 PD in 11 career postseason games. S KEVIN BYARD led team & ranked 4th among safeties with career-high 111 tackles. Has 6 PD & 4 INTs in 4 career games vs. Bal, including postseason. LB HAROLD LANDRY had sack in 2019 Divisional meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN/ABC/ESPN2/ESPN+/ESPN Deportes/Freeform (1:05 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Rod Woodson SIRIUS: 82 (Bal), 83 (Ten) | XM: 226 (Bal), 225 (Ten), 88 (National)