Jackson, Ravens ready to build on noteworthy playoff victory

  • Jackson, Ravens ready to build on noteworthy playoff victory

Jackson, Ravens ready to build on noteworthy playoff victory

Smith's offence struggled against the Ravens as Henry had his worst performance this season with 18 carries for 40 yards and the Titans were held to their fewest points.Smith began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at North Carolina, his alma mater, in 2006. It looked as if they would repeat last year's playoff matchup but Jackson was able to turn things around when he scored a 48-yard touchdown on 3rd-and-9 to tie it up after Justin Tucker's 33-yard field goal. He was backed up by a solid defense that stopped running back Derrick Henry and limited the Titans to a basket in the final 46 minutes of a 20-13 win.

Presently they'll play in following end of the week's divisional round, either at Kansas City or Buffalo, forthcoming the result of Sunday's late game between the Browns and Steelers.

"It was about us winning the game". They had won the AFC South for the first time since 2008 - a campaign that ended with a 13-10 defeat to Baltimore in the playoffs.

"That's a testament to show you what kind of guys we have up front, what kind of guys we have on this defense, and what kind of guys we have on this team", defensive tackle Derek Wolfe said. Jackson may not have finished with the most eye-popping passing stats (17/24 for 179 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception), but his legs more than made up for it.

"First and foremost, before I go further along in my speech, I want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ", Jackson said. For their tame quarterback to express so much emotion and leadership pre-game meant that the Ravens were on a mission to get to the next round.

Peters sealed the victory for Baltimore by picking off Ryan Tannehill's intended pass to Kalif Raymond, which was then followed by the team running over to the Titans logo in the middle of the pitch - in response to Tennessee doing the same back in Week 11. "Now, we can just try to build on it and keep going".

With respect to the Ravens, they have greater plans than essentially winning their first playoff game in quite a while.

Not only was Jackson phenomenal in the road victory, but he was the pre-game motivator for the rest of the team as well.