Los Angeles Chargers (AFC West – 12-4) at Baltimore Ravens (AFC North – 10-6) Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 1:05 PM ET | M&T Bank Stadium | Referee: Clete Blakeman
SERIES HISTORY: LEADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 7-5
STREAKS: Ravens have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/22/18: Ravens 22 at Chargers 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/1/15: Ravens 29, Chargers 26
CHARGERS earned 1st playoff berth since 2013 & had 12 wins, most since 2009 season (13). • LOS ANGELES ranked 3rd in yards per play (6.3) & tied for 6th in points per game (26.8). • ANTHONY LYNN makes postseason debut. • LOS ANGELES had 7 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: WR KEENAN ALLEN, RB MELVIN GORDON, DE MELVIN INGRAM, rookie S DERWIN JAMES, ST ADRIAN PHILLIPS, C MIKE POUNCEY & QB PHILIP RIVERS. QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 4,308 yards & is 1 of 4 QBs (TOM BRADY, DREW BREES & PEYTON MANNING) with 10 season of 4,000+ pass yards. Ranks 6th in NFL history in TD passes (374) & 8th in passing yards (54,656). Ranked 2nd in AFC with 105.5 passer rating in 2018. Aims for his 3rd postseason start in row with 115+ rating. • RB MELVIN GORDON ranked 6th in AFC with 1,375 scrimmage yards & joined HOFer LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (2001-08) as only Chargers with 3 straight 1,300+ scrimmage yard seasons in franchise history. Had 9 TDs (6 rush, 3 rec.) in 6 road games in 2018. Since 2016, is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 4,000+ scrimmage yards (4,372) & 35+ TDs (38) • WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 97 catches for 1,196 yards. Has 199 catches since 2017, most in 2-year span in franchise history. Had 142 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last postseason game (1/12/14 at Den.). Has 3 TD catches in 3 career games vs. Bal. WR MIKE WILLIAMS led team with 10 rec. TDs. Has 5 TD catches in his past 6. TE ANTONIO GATES has 116 career TD catches, tied most among active players. • DE MELVIN INGRAM led team with 7 sacks. Had 2 FRs in Week 16 meeting. DE JOEY BOSA has 5.5 sacks in his past 6. Rookie S DERWIN JAMES led team with 105 tackles & is 1st rookie in franchise history with 100+ tackles. Was 1 of 2 in NFL with 100+ tackles, 3+ sacks (3.5) & 3+ INTs (3).
RAVENS NOTES: RAVENS won AFC North, 1st division title since 2012 & 1st playoff appearance since 2014. • BALTIMORE led NFL in total defense (292.9) & ranked 2nd in points per game allowed (17.9). Led AFC & ranked 2nd in NFL with 152.6 rush yards per game. • JOHN HARBAUGH led Baltimore to SB XLVII championship in 2012. • BALTIMORE had 3 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: LB C.J. MOSLEY, S ERIC WEDDLE & G MARSHAL YANDA. QB LAMAR JACKSON (rookie) had 6-1 record as starter in 2018, incl. 4-0 at home. Led all QBs in rush yards (695) & is 1 of 4 QBs (CAM NEWTON, ROBERT GRIFFIN III & JOSH ALLEN) with 600+ rush yards in rookie season. Tied for 2nd among QBs with 5 rush TDs. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3 at home & aims for his 3rd in row at home with 90+ rush yards. Passed for 204 yards & 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 101.3 rating in Week 16 meeting. • RB GUS EDWARDS (rookie) ranked 5th among rookies with 718 rush yards. Is 1 of 5 rookies with 3 games of 100+ rush yards in 2018. Since Week 11, led all rookies & tied for 3rd in NFL with 654 rush yards. Had 105 scrimmage yards (92 rush, 13 rec.) in Week 16 meeting. • TE MARK ANDREWS (rookie) had 83 rec. yards, incl. 68- yard TD catch in last meeting. Led all rookie TEs in rec. yards (552) & ranked 3rd in catches (34). WR WILLIE SNEAD IV led team with 62 receptions & had 651 rec. yards. WR JOHN BROWN led team with 5 TD catches in 2018. • LB TERRELL SUGGS has 132.5 career sacks with Bal., tied with HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR for 3rd-most sacks with single team since 1982. Has 12.5 postseason sacks, most among active players. LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH led team with 8.5 sacks this season. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. S ERIC WEDDLE had 71 PD, 19 INTs, incl. 3 INT-TDs, 6.5 sacks, 5 FFs & 4 FRs in 9 seasons with Chargers (2007-15).