Titanic upset: Tennessee shocks Ravens

Titanic upset: Tennessee shocks Ravens

Here’s a list no team wants to wind up on:

Those are the teams that finished 14-2 or better in the regular season, then went one-and-done in the playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens were put on that list for the rest of time with their loss on Saturday night.

The Tennessee Titans pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NFL history, stunning the Ravens 28-12. The Ravens become one of six teams with 14 or more wins in the regular season to not advance beyond the divisional round. The Titans move on to the AFC championship game.

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It wasn’t just that the Ravens and their likely MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson lost, though that was entirely unexpected. It’s that the Titans made it look easy.

One of the biggest upsets in playoff history

Think of the most memorable upsets in the divisional round in NFL history.

There was the Jacksonville Jaguars shocking the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. The 15-1 Green Bay Packers losing to the New York Giants. Minnesota Vikings receiver Anthony Carter going crazy against the San Francisco 49ers. Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, despite Jerome Bettis’ late fumble.

There’s also Mark Sanchez and the Jets over the Patriots, the Chargers stunning the Colts despite losing Philip Rivers early in the game and Jake Delhomme’s turnover party in the Panthers’ loss to the Cardinals. You remember those games. And you’ll remember the Titans absolutely steamrolling Jackson and the Ravens.

0-of-2 against the Titans. Derrick Henry ran wild again, with 195 yards on 30 carries. Ravens safety Earl Thomas talked about how the Patriots didn’t want to tackle Henry, then looked foolish as Henry spun him around with a couple stiff-arms on a long run. Ryan Tannehill, quiet in a win over the New England Patriots last week, made some key throws though the Titans didn’t need him to pass much. And Henry came through with the play we’ll remember, a jump pass for a touchdown to Corey Davis.’ data-reactid=”26″>Meanwhile, the Titans just kept rolling. The Ravens were 8-of-8 on fourth-and-1 during the regular season, and 0-of-2 against the Titans. Derrick Henry ran wild again, with 195 yards on 30 carries. Ravens safety Earl Thomas talked about how the Patriots didn’t want to tackle Henry, then looked foolish as Henry spun him around with a couple stiff-arms on a long run. Ryan Tannehill, quiet in a win over the New England Patriots last week, made some key throws though the Titans didn’t need him to pass much. And Henry came through with the play we’ll remember, a jump pass for a touchdown to Corey Davis.

Of all the possible outcomes on divisional playoff weekend, the Titans going to Baltimore and getting a blowout win might have been the most unlikely. This was a true stunner.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Baltimore Ravens strong safety Chuck Clark (36) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Titans score impressive win

Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab‘ data-reactid=”50″>Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab



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