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Ravens gameday: Previewing Sunday's playoff game against the L.A. Chargers

Here's what you need to know when the Ravens play the Chargers in a wild-card playoff game at 1:05 Sunday in Baltimore.

Beyond speed and confidence, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson succeeds with the power of nice

When you watch Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, it’s easy to be mesmerized by his video-game cuts or his uncanny tendency to deliver sensational plays immediately after he’s made mistakes. Maybe it's just as important that Jackson is a nice person.

The Ravens offense is unique for a reason: 'After a while, these guys don't want to run'

What makes the Ravens offense difficult to stop — the novelty of the play calls, the threat of an athletic quarterback as a runner — is also what will force it to evolve.

Scouting report for Sunday's Ravens-Chargers wild-card game

Find out how the Ravens stack up in a rematch against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Staff picks for Sunday's Ravens-Chargers wild-card game

The Baltimore Sun sports staff predicts the winner of the Ravens-Chargers wild card game.

Schmuck: If the Ravens' Joe Flacco era is over, let's not forget why we've been calling it that

Joe Flacco likely will spend his final home game at M&T Bank Stadium on the sidelines, but no one should ever forget what he has done for the Ravens franchise.

How to watch Ravens vs. Chargers: AFC wild card game time, TV, odds and more

Here’s what you need to know about the AFC wild card playoff game between the Ravens (10-6) and the Los Angeles Chargers (12-4).

'Cherish the moment,' veterans of 2014 tell younger teammates as Ravens return to the playoffs

Only 11 players remain from the last Ravens team that made the playoffs in 2014. Those survivors are counseling younger teammates to cherish the opportunity as they prepare to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Preston: Receivers are key to the Ravens' running game, too

For every run that nets more than 10 yards, some receiver such as John Brown, Michael Crabtree or Willie Snead IV is out there tying up a linebacker, safety or cornerback.

'It's a brotherhood': From Secret Santa to pizza night, Ravens tight ends know they have it good

"It's a brotherhood," Ravens rookie tight end Mark Andrews said. "I think that helps this team, makes this team closer. The teams I've been around, the closer the team, the better you are.”

Baltimore Uber driver trash-talks Chargers, doesn't know Melvin Gordon is his passenger

Chargers star running back Melvin Gordon eventually let the Baltimore Uber driver in on the secret that he was no ordinary passenger when recording their conversation a day before the playoff game against the Ravens.

Mike Preston's key matchups for Sunday's Ravens-Chargers wild-card game

Which three battles will be key in the Ravens-Chargers matchup on Sunday?

Lamar Jackson will be the youngest QB to start a playoff game, and that's not a bad thing

While fresh-faced quarterbacks have struggled in postseason play, it hasn’t exactly been a case of the young and the feckless.

Ravens notes: Team looking healthy for Sunday’s AFC wild-card game vs. Chargers

Right guard Marshal Yanda and slot cornerback Tavon Young were the only players to miss Wednesday’s practice, and Yanda was given the day off as a veteran.

Preston: Ravens secondary has become a primary issue heading into playoffs

Before Sunday’s game, the secondary had been the strength of the Ravens' top-ranked defense but they needed a GPS system to find the Browns receivers. They weren’t just open but in another ZIP code.

Lamar Jackson looking to get Ravens wide receivers more involved

While the wideouts have been contributing to the offense’s rushing attack, Willie Snead IV acknowledged that the reduced number of opportunities to catch passes has been challenging.

Entering rematch vs. Chargers, Ravens are playoff favorites for 1st time since January 2013

The Ravens were four-point underdogs entering their first meeting with the Chargers.

Schmuck: Incoming Ravens GM Eric DeCosta will be taking over soon, but Ozzie Newsome isn't going anywhere

Incoming Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta will be taking over soon, but don't expect a dramatic shift in the direction of the franchise.

Ravens film study: In run to playoffs, defense has made all the necessary stops

Over the second half of the season, driven by smart play and bold calls, there has been perhaps no better closer in football than the Ravens defense.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Lamar Jackson helped lead the Ravens to the AFC North title with a 4-1 record in December,

Ravens’ Justin Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for second time in 2018

Justin Tucker picked up his franchise-record ninth weekly award after successfully booting all four field goals in Sunday’s playoff-clinching win over the Cleveland Browns.

Five things you might not have known about Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Sure you know he's the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game. But did you know his mother is his manager?

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