NFL Divisional Playoffs: Baltimore Ravens visit Buffalo Bills tonight at 8:15 pm

BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-5)
AT BUFFALO BILLS (14-3)

DIVISIONAL // SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2021 // 8:15 PM ET // BILLS STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

ON THE AIRWAVES:

TV: NBC/Universo (8:15 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker
SIRIUS: 82 (Bal), 83 (Buf) | XM: 226 (Bal), 225 (Buf), 88 (National)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 6-3
STREAKS: Ravens have won 4 of past 5
LAST GAME: 12/8/19: Ravens 24 at Bills 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/8/19

PLAYOFF SERIES HISTORY

First meeting in postseason

BALTIMORE RAVENS LEADERS

16-10 PLAYOFF RECORD

2: 2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII) CHAMPIONSHIPS

W 20-13 at Tennessee (1/10/21) LAST POSTSEASON GAME

2-5 (Ind 1-0, KC 0-1, NE 0-1, Pit 0-2, Ten 1-1) VS. COMMON OPP

29.3/18.9 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

363.1 OFFENSE

Lamar Jackson: 242-376-2757-26-9-99.4 PASSING

Lamar Jackson (QB): 159-1005-6.3-7 RUSHING

Marquise Brown: 58-769-13.3-8 RECEIVING

329.8 DEFENSE

Yannick Ngakoue: 8 SACKS

Marcus Peters: 4 INTS

+4 (22/18) TAKE/GIVE

James Proche (R): 8.6 PR

Devin Duvernay (R): 27.5 KR

Sam Koch: 44.5 (42.5) PUNTING (NET)

Justin Tucker: 130 (52/53 PAT; 26/29 FG) KICKING

HEAD COACHES

JOHN HARBAUGH

4-1 VS. OPPONENT

11-7 PLAYOFF RECORD

RAVENS TEAM NOTES

RAVENS won 1st postseason game since 2014 last week.
• JOHN HARBAUGH makes 9th postseason appearance. Led
Baltimore to SB XLVII championship in 2012.
• BALTIMORE tied NFL high with 7 players named to 2021 Pro
Bowl roster: T ORLANDO BROWN, DE CALAIS CAMPBELL, LS
MORGAN COX, CB MARLON HUMPHREY, LB MATTHEW JUDON, FB
PATRICK RICARD & K JUSTIN TUCKER.
• RAVENS OFFENSE led NFL with 3,071 rush yards.
• BALTIMORE allowed 18.9 points per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL.

• QB LAMAR JACKSON completed 17 of 24 passes (70.8 pct.) for
179 yards & rushed for 136 yards & TD last week in 1st-career
postseason win. Has 333 rush yards (111 per game) in 3 career
postseason starts. Completed 16 of 25 passes (64 pct.) for 145
yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 102.5 rating in last meeting. Rushed
for 1,005 yards & 7 TDs in 2020, becoming 1st QB in NFL history
with 1,000+ rush yards in multiple seasons.
• RB J.K. DOBBINS rushed for 43 yards & TD last week, his 7th
straight game with rush TD, tied 2nd-longest streak by rookie
in NFL history, including postseason. Ranked 3rd among rookies
with 805 rush yards & 9 rush TDs in 2020. RB GUS EDWARDS
has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4, incl. postseason. Has
50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 on road, incl. postseason.
• WR MARQUISE BROWN led team with 7 catches for 109 yards
last week. Aims for 3rd in row in postseason with 7+ catches
& 100+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 on road,
incl. postseason. Set career highs in catches (58), rec. yards
(team-high 769) & rec. TDs (team-high 8) in 2020. WR WILLIE
SNEAD aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with TD catch. TE MARK
ANDREWS had 4 catches for 41 yards last week. Aims for his
3rd in row vs. AFC East wth 50+ rec. yards.
• CB MARCUS PETERS had 3rd-career postseason INT last week.
Aims for his 4th in row in postseason with PD. Has 5 PD in
3 career games vs. Buf. CB MARLON HUMPHREY had PD last
week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with 2+ PD. Led NFL with
career-high 8 FFs in 2020. LB MATTHEW JUDON had TFL last
week & has TFL in 2 of 3 career postseason games. Had 1.5
sacks & FF in last meeting. DE DEREK WOLFE had sack last
week & has sack in 3 of his past 4 in postseason

QUARTERBACKS WITH 1,000+
RUSHING YARDS
LAMAR JACKSON (BAL)
2019 – 1,206 RUSH YARDS
MICHAEL VICK (ATL)
2006 – 1,039 RUSH YARDS
LAMAR JACKSON (BAL)
2020 – 1,005 RUSH YARDS

Lamar Jackson running ball in 2018 game By Office of the Maryland Governor on Flickr,, CC BY 2.0 commons.wikimedia.org

BUFFALO BILLS LEADERS

PLAYOFF RECORD 15-17

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2: 1964, 1965

LAST POSTSEASON GAME W 27-24 vs. Indianapolis (1/9/21)

VS. COMMON OPP. 4-2 (Ind 1-0, KC 0-1, NE 2-0, Pit 1-0, Ten 0-1)

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 31.3/23.4

OFFENSE 396.4

PASSING Josh Allen: 396-572-4544-37-10-107.2

RUSHING Devin Singletary: 156-687-4.4-2

RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 127 (1L)-1535 (1L)-12.1-8

DEFENSE 352.4

SACKS Mario Addison, A.J. Klein: 5

INTS Tre’Davious White: 3

TAKE/GIVE +4 (26/22)

PR Andre Roberts: 9.9

KR Andre Roberts: 30.0 (1L)

PUNTING (NET) Corey Bojorquez: 50.8 (1L) (44.0)

KICKING Tyler Bass (R): 141 (57/59 PAT; 28/34 FG)

HEAD COACHES

SEAN MCDERMOTT

VS. OPPONENT 0-2

PLAYOFF RECORD 1-2

BILLS TEAM NOTES

• BILLS won AFC East & won 1st postseason game since 1995
season last week. Won 13 games for 1st time since 1991.
• SEAN MCDERMOTT makes 3rd postseason appearance as HC.
• BUFFALO had 5 players named to 2021 Pro Bowl roster: QB
JOSH ALLEN, WR STEFON DIGGS, LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS, KR/
PR ANDRE ROBERTS & CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE.
• BILLS OFFENSE ranked 2nd in NFL with 31.3 points per game &
tied-2nd with 396.4 yards per game.
• BUFFALO DEFENSE ranked tied-3rd in NFL with 26 takeaways.

• QB JOSH ALLEN completed 26 of 35 passes (74.3 pct.) for 324
yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.6 rating & rushed for 54 yards
& TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row in postseason with 250+
pass yards, 0 INTs & 50+ rush yards. Aims for 7th in row with
2+ TD passes & 5th in row with 110+ rating, incl. postseason.
Passed for 4,544 yards & 37 TDs in 2020, both franchise
records. Ranked tied-3rd among QBs with 8 rush TDs.
• RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 44 scrimmage yards (23 rec., 21
rush) last week. Recorded 956 scrimmage yards in 2020.
• WR STEFON DIGGS had 6 catches for team-high 128 yards & TD
last week. Aims for his 3rd in row in postseason with 50+ rec.
yards & TD catch. Led NFL with 127 catches & 1,535 rec. yards
in 2020, both most in franchise history & 6th-most catches in
single season in NFL history. Aims for his 7th in row with 75+
rec. yards, incl. postseason. WR COLE BEASLEY had 7 catches
for 57 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with
TD catch. Set career highs in catches (82) & rec. yards (967) in

  1. WR JOHN BROWN has 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 2 of
    his past 3 vs. AFC North. Had 42 catches for 715 yards & 5 TDs
    in 2018 with Bal. Rookie WR GABRIEL DAVIS had 85 rec. yards
    last week. Tied-2nd among rookies with 7 rec. TDs in 2020.
    • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had 7 tackles & PD last week. Has PD
    in 2 of 3 career postseason games. Aims for his 5th in row with
    PD, incl. postseason. Led team with 11 PD & 3 INTs in 2020. S
    JORDAN POYER aims for his 4th in row in postseason with 5+
    tackles. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Bal. S MICAH HYDE Tied
    career high with 3 PD last week. CB LEVI WALLACE had 1stcareer FF in Wild Card round. LB MATT MILANO led team with 11
    tackles & had PD last week.

QUARTERBACKS
PASSING
PATRICK MAHOMES (KC)
4,740 PASSING YARDS
TOM BRADY (TB)
4,633 PASSING YARDS
MATT RYAN (ATL)
4,581 PASSING YARDS
JOSH ALLEN (BUF)
4,544 PASSING YARDS

Josh Allen during the 2018 preseason throwing the ball By Erik Drost – Josh Allen, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia
Bills Stadium (then known as Ralph Wilson Stadium) panorama, September 2014. By Alan Kotok – https www.flickr.com photos runneralan, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia

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