Can anyone slow down the Ravens? That’s the question everyone has been asking since Baltimore ripped off 12 consecutive wins to close out the regular season after a 2-2 start.
Behind an MVP-worthy season from dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson and a defense that ranked third in the league in points allowed, the Ravens are looking like serious Super Bowl threats.
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On the opposite sideline is a team that also started slowly (2-4) and is now playing its best football of the season. The Titans have hit their stride under recharged quarterback Ryan Tannehill, star running back Derrick Henry and rookie wideout A.J. Brown.
Since 1990, only two teams (the 1996 Jaguars and 2002 Titans) have advanced to the conference championship after a 2-4 start. Don’t tell Tennessee, though, which is fresh off a surprise win over Tom Brady and the Patriots at Gillette Stadium last week.
Sporting News is providing live scores, updates and highlights from Titans vs. Ravens:
Titans vs. Ravens score
Titans vs. Ravens live updates, highlights
(All times Eastern)
10:44 p.m.: Tannehill’s pass was off the mark after being hit and the Titans punt it away.
End of third quarter: Titans 28, Ravens 6
10:38 p.m.: Kenny Vaccaro picks off Jackson with the Ravens in striking distance. Yet another Ravens turnover.
10:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. Tannehill keeps it himself on the option and the Titans are stunning the home Ravens fans with a 22-point lead. Titans 28, Ravens 6.
10:21 p.m.: Jurrell Casey strips Lamar Jackson and the Titans fall on the loose ball. Tennessee will take over at the Baltimore 20.
10:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. Tennessee rolls out the trick play as Henry lofts a jump-pass touchdown to Corey Davis. Titans 21, Ravens 6.
10:15 p.m.: Henry plows over the Ravens defense to set Tennessee up with a first-and-goal.
10:12 p.m.: Baltimore goes for it again on fourth-and-short and the Titans come up with the stop. Ravens come away with nothing on a 13-play, 68-yard drive.
9:56 p.m.: Ravens start the second half with the ball.
Halftime: Titans 14, Ravens 6
Possession: Ravens 16:41, Titans 13:19
First downs: Ravens 12, Titans 8
Total yards: Ravens 216, Titans 139
Passing yards: Ravens 155, Titans 71
Rushing yards: Titans 68, Ravens 61
Penalties: Titans 3-10, Ravens 4-46
Turnovers: Titans 0, Ravens 1
9:41 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAVENS. Tucker hits a 22-yard kick as time expires in the first half. Titans 14, Ravens 6.
9:39 p.m.: Hollywood Brown makes a one-handed grab in traffic to set the Ravens up at the Titans 4 with 11 seconds to go.
9:24 p.m.: Tannehill’s third-down pass on the run is nearly picked off and Tennessee will punt with 2:40 until the half.
9:16 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAVENS. Justin Tucker knocks through a 49-yard field goal to get Baltimore on the board. Tennessee holds firm on the 12-play drive. Titans 14, Ravens 3.
9:04 p.m.: The Ravens step up defensively, stuffing Derrick Henry and then forcing a Tannehill throwaway. Titans to punt.
8:58 p.m.: Baltimore’s next drive lasts just three plays and the Ravens will have to punt.
8:52 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. Tannehill goes play action on the first play of the drive and drops a dime to Kalif Raymond for a 45-yard touchdown grab. Titans 14, Ravens 0.
8:50 p.m.: The Ravens go for it on their own 45 to start the second quarter: Jackson’s keeper is shy of the first down.
End of first quarter: Titans 7, Ravens 0
8:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. Jonnu Smith reels in a highlight catch on the sideline for a 12-yard touchdown. Titans 7, Ravens 0.
8:27 p.m.: Jackson’s pass to Mark Andrews goes off his fingers and is intercepted by Titans’ Kevin Byard. A personal foul on the tackle by Jackson will give Tennessee an extra 15 yards.
8:22 p.m.: The Titans pick up a first down but don’t get much further. Tennessee punts it deep into Ravens territory but an illegal toughing will give Baltimore better field position for Lamar Jackson and his offense to operate.
8:17 p.m.: Ryan Tannehill and the Titans will get started on offense at their own 25.