The Ravens brought in Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe in the offseason. Their main job was to stop Derrick Henry. And they did. The Ravens beat the Titans in Tennesse. No team has ever won a home playoff game in this series.
Derrick Henry has run the Titans to victory against the Ravens in their last two matchups. Henry has led the league in rushing in 2019 and 2020. On Sunday it was a different story. The Ravens held "King" Henry to just 40 yards on the ground. He averaged 2.2 yards a carry. The Ravens dethroned Henry by crashing the line of scrimmage. They stayed in their gaps and they hit Henry behind the line of scrimmage, before proceeding to gang tackle him. Henry didn't have a rushing first down. The only Titans rushing first down was a Ryan Tannehill quarterback sneak.
In the first quarter, the Ravens were giving up chunk yardage to the Titans passing attack. Tannehill threw for 165 yards in the game. One hundred five of those yards were accumulated in the first quarter. A big change the Ravens made was to move Marlon Humphrey off of A.J. Brown. Wink Martindale moved Jimmy Smith to cover A.J. Brown and that did the trick. Brown had 52 yards in the first quarter. He had 31 in the final three.
The Ravens got off to a bad start. Lamar Jackson threw an early interception (which ended up being an arm punt) when he threw the ball too far to the inside of Miles Boykin. But, Jackson turned it around. Jackson ended up being the leading passer and rusher in the game. He had a phenomenal 48-yard touchdown run which turned the game around to tie it up before the half. Marquise Brown had a big game. He had seven receptions for 109 yards.
Marcus Peters had the game-winning interception.
Jackson was sacked five times.
Pernell McPhee had his best game of the year.
Justin Tucker missed a long field goal.