Here’s how the Ravens graded out at each position after Sunday's 38-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Ravens will head to Tennessee to play the Titans next Sunday in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs, a rematch of last season’s divisional-round upset.
Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN.
With a 38-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Ravens (11-5) finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak to clinch their third consecutive playoff berth and jumped to the AFC’s No. 5 seed with the Miami Dolphins’ loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Titans (11-5) defeated the Houston Texans on a last-second field goal, 41-38, on Sunday to clinch the AFC South title and the No. 4 seed in the conference. In the win over Houston, running back Derrick Henry became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.
Last year, the top-seeded Ravens were upset by the sixth-seeded Titans at M&T Bank Stadium, 28-12. Henry rushed for 195 yards and threw for a 3-yard touchdown pass, while Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for 508 total yards but threw two interceptions and lost a fumble on a strip sack.
The first-round matchup also serves as a rematch of the Week 11 clash between the teams, a 30-24 overtime win by Tennessee sealed with a 29-yard touchdown run from Henry. The Ravens, playing without top defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Brandon Williams, blew a 21-10 second-half lead in the loss. Both Campbell and Williams will be available to play next weekend and Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Sunday that there is a “good chance” cornerback Jimmy Smith and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who missed the team’s regular-season finale with injuries, can return to play next weekend.
“It’s not about them; it’s about us,” Jackson said when asked about potentially facing the Titans in the playoffs. “It really doesn’t matter who we play. We’re going to go in there with the same mentality; just focus on our assignment and just try to come out with a ‘W.’ But if we play them, then that’s a good thing, as well. It really doesn’t matter, but I’ll be grateful for whoever we play. I’m just happy we made the playoffs.”