Joe Flacco of Baltimore Ravens prepares for postseason run as backup quarterback

January 06 23:00 2019

As one of the star offensive players on the Chargers team, his production against the Ravens will be paramount.

Joe Flacco, left, has likely played his last game with the Baltimore Ravens after 11 seasons.

In addition to the Ravens versus Chargers game on Sunday, the Chicago Bears take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card playoffs.

With Tucker’s ability to drill long-range field goals without blinking, Tucker gives the Ravens a chance to win any game so close as the defense keeps it close. Meanwhile pass rusher Melvin Ingram yelled in the background, “Any squad, anywhere”.

Going from home to the road won’t hurt the Chargers, who have virtually no home-field advantage and led the league with a 7-1 road record.

Twelve teams are left standing as the playoffs get underway, starting with the Wild Card Round on Saturday.

Overall, the Ravens rushed for 2,441 yards – the second most in franchise single-season history. Yes, the Ravens bullied the Chargers a few weeks ago, but that’s also film for LA to work with and figure out how to get some of their weapons to be productive against this defense.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was efficient and effective Sunday, completing 22 of 32 passes for 160 yards. The rookie ended the game 14-of-29 passing for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 78.8 passer rating. The former Heisman Trophy victor finished the season with 695 yards rushing, the most for any quarterback. The Chargers have had seven kickers the past two seasons. The back end includes versatile, stud first-round All-Pro rookie safety Derwin James, All-Pro defensive back Desmond King and veteran cornerback Casey Hayward. After that game, the Chargers tumbled back down everyone’s power rankings and the Ravens became the popular dark horse candidate.

Despite the recent familiarity, Rivers says the postseason is a different animal.

The Ravens also won 29-26 over the then-San Diego Chargers on November 1st, 2015. New England’s high-powered offense was held to just 21 points that day but came out victorious, 21-12, to improve to 18-0 on the season.

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