Titans stun Ravens in huge playoff upset

Derrick Henry rushed for a franchise-postseason-record 195 yards on 30 carries and also passed for a touchdown, as the Tennessee Titans routed the host Baltimore Ravens 28-12 on Saturday night in the AFC divisional playoff round.

It was the second straight huge playoff performance for Henry, who has placed the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) within one win of advancing to the Super Bowl. Tennessee will travel to face the winner of Sunday's game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs in next weekend's AFC Championship Game, its first appearance in the game since 2002.

"Watch us work," Henry said afterward on the CBS broadcast. "We don't do too much talking. We're just going to work and believe in each other. That's our mentality, to come out here and work. That's our mindset, focus on business."

Ryan Tannehill threw for two touchdowns despite having just 88 yards passing, and he also rushed for one score as the Titans outplayed the top-seeded Ravens (14-3). Jurrell Casey contributed a big strip sack, while Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro recorded interceptions.

Henry has rushed for 377 yards in the two playoff victories. He had set a franchise record with 182 rushing yards in last week's wild-card round victory over the New England Patriots before breaking it again versus the Ravens. Counting a 211-yard performance against the Texans to conclude the regular season, Henry is the first player in NFL history with 180 or more rushing yards in three consecutive games.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watches from the sideline after leaving the game in the second half of the Patriots' 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, center, is sacked by a group of Tennessee Titans defenders in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
El wide receiver de los Titans de Tennessee Tajae Sharpe no puede quedarse con un pase mientras lo observa el cornerback de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra Jason McCourty en la primera mitad del juego del domingo 11 de noviembre de 2018 en Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Foto/Mark Zaleski)
Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) is congratulated after sacking New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
Injured New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, watches from the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) catches a 23-yard touchdown pass as he is defended by New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.(AP Photo/James Kenney)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scrambles away from New England Patriots defensive end Keionta Davis (58) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) kicks a field goal during Tennessee's 34-10 win over New England on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs after making a catch during Tennessee's 34-10 win over New England on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey (99) and Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry (58) during Tennessee's 34-10 win over New England on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) carries for a touchdown during Tennessee's 34-10 win over New England on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) after an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-10. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) leaves the field after the Titans beat the New England Patriots in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 34-10. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
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Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 31 of 59 passes for 365 yards, one touchdown, the two picks and the lost fumble. He rushed for 143 yards on 20 carries, but it took him nearly 49 minutes to get the Ravens into the end zone. His team fell despite having a 530-300 edge in total offense.

"I had a lot of mistakes -- three turnovers. That shouldn't happen," Jackson said afterward. "But they came out to play, and we started off slow. We just got to do better next time."

Tennessee started the scoring with two touchdowns and held a 14-6 halftime lead before dominating the third quarter.

Henry rushed for 117 yards in the third quarter, including a 66-yard burst on third-and-1 to move the ball to the Baltimore 6-yard line. On third-and-goal from the 3, Henry took the direct snap and paused behind the line before elevating to throw a perfect jump pass to Corey Davis, increasing the lead to 21-6 with 6:54 left in the third quarter.

"Just trying to find the right time to call it and use it," head coach Mike Vrabel said of the trick play. "It was very well executed."

On Baltimore's next play from scrimmage, Casey knocked the ball away from Jackson during the sack, and teammate Jeffery Simmons recovered at the Baltimore 20. Six plays later, Tannehill kept the ball on the option, broke through a tackle and scored on third-and-goal from the 1 to make it 28-6 with 4:16 remaining in the third.

Baltimore finally found the end zone when Jackson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst with 11:04 left in the game. The Ravens' two-point pass was incomplete.

Tannehill got Tennessee moving early by tossing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith, who made a fabulous juggling catch with 3:36 left in the opening quarter. He threw another scoring pass 15 seconds into the second quarter when Kalif Raymond made a diving 45-yard touchdown catch after shedding the coverage of Baltimore's Marlon Humphrey.

Justin Tucker kicked field goals of 49 and 22 in the second quarter for the Ravens, who finished 0-for-4 on fourth down, including two failures on fourth-and-1. Entering the game, Baltimore had not been stopped on a fourth-and-1 all season.

--Field Level Media

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