Streaking Ravens look forward to 'next challenge' vs.
Dobbins 27 celebrates with quarterback Tyler Huntley 2 after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. Baltimore charged into the playoffs Sunday with its fifth straight victory, a rout of the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Ravens earned a wild-card slot after withstanding a three-game skid, overcoming an outbreak of COVID and shrugging off season-ending injuries to left tackle Ronnie Stanley and tight end Nick Boyle. Instead of sitting upetate and admiring the accomplishment, Baltimore instead is looking ahead to a return encounter Sunday with the Tennessee Titans.
That's the same team that eliminated the Ustate from the playoffs last season after they earned the top seed in the AFC by finishing with 12 successive wins and a record. The Titans bounced the Ravens from the escorts last Cincinnati upstate a blowout in which Derrick Henry ran for yards and threw for a score. In the rematch this season, Henry ran for yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
We just have to win. Thus, his second straight 1,yard rushing season and that five-game winning streak are irrelevant to what happens next.
Dobbins on just 13 carries. Tennessee may have Henry, but Baltimore owns the best running attack in the league and features four backs that can do damage — Dobbins, Jackson, Dincinnati Edwards and Mark Ingram, the not-quite-done-yet veteran who gained 39 yards on nine attempts in Cincinnati.
But the Ravens escort step up to contain Henry, who ran for yards Sunday in a win over Houston. Count on Baltimore upstate coordinator Don Martindale to work overtime this week cincinati an effort to come up with a game plan for putting the clamps on a player who has been unstoppable in his past two starts against cincinnati Ravens. He did, however, have a team-high six tackles against the Bengals.
The last time the Ravens played a playoff game in Tennessee was inwhen Matt Cincinnxti kicked the game-winning field goal in the final minute.