Baltimore’s 20-13 win over Tennessee in Sunday’s wild-card assembly was satisfying on a number of ranges.
The Ravens avenged their final two losses to the Titans, together with one which knocked the crew from the 2020 playoffs. It restricted 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry to a mere 40 yards on 18 carries. And, it received candy revenge after Tennessee stood on Baltimore’s logo earlier this yr.
Within the groups’ Week 11 assembly, Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler received right into a verbal pregame spat after nearly all of Tennessee’s roster gathered on the Ravens brand at midfield.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel and Harbaugh had been seen speaking about it after the very fact, although it is inconceivable to know what they had been saying with their masks on. The Titans went on to a 30-24 time beyond regulation win, courtesy of a game-ending landing run from Henry.
The Ravens returned the favor Sunday after cornerback Marcus Peters notched what proved to be a game-sealing interception:
And, in case you suppose Baltimore was going to take the excessive highway after dancing on the Titans brand, suppose once more. The Ravens walked off the sphere following the victory formation, refusing to shake palms with Tennessee gamers.
Simply extra fodder for the groups’ subsequent assembly.
As for the 2021 playoffs, the win knocked Tennessee out and superior the Ravens to the divisional spherical, the place they may play both high seed Kansas Metropolis or 2-seed Buffalo, relying on the end result of the Browns-Steelers matchup.