Lamar Jackson Outruns Derrick Henry, Leads Baltimore Ravens to 20-13 Win Against Tennessee Titans

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 48-yard run against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton (26). (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

With speed and resiliency, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson exacted postseason revenge and silenced those who doubted he could win when it matters most.

In the Ravens’ 20-13 wild-card triumph in Tennessee, Jackson won the first playoff game of his career and delivered payback for last year’s upset loss to the Titans.

The reigning NFL MVP changed the game with a 48-yard touchdown scramble late in the second quarter, the second-longest postseason touchdown run by a quarterback, and bounced back from an early interception to record the biggest comeback of his career. Jackson rallied the Ravens from a 10-0 deficit after being 0-6 in his career when trailing by double digits.

“It feels great,” Jackson told ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “I’m happy we got it done.”

The Ravens now have to wait for Sunday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns to see where they are headed for the AFC divisional round. If the Steelers win, Baltimore plays the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champs. If the Browns win, the Ravens will visit the No. 2-seeded Buffalo Bills.

Jackson’s failures in the postseason were the major storyline heading into this game. He was 0-2 in the playoffs after the 28-12 upset loss to the Titans last year, when Baltimore was the AFC’s top seed and a 10-point favorite.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Jamison Hensley