Refocused, NFL Wild Card Round: Los Angeles Chargers 23, Baltimore Ravens 17 – PFF Analysis Team
Veteran edge defender Melvin Ingram III had a spectacular game against the Ravens. He was the best Chargers defender on the field. While Ingram made plenty of plays rushing the passer and even sacked Jackson twice, and he was even more impressive against the run. His play was a huge reason why the Ravens could not get anything going on the ground.
The Badgley Show: Chargers-Ravens Recap – Travis Kincaid
Michael “Money” Badgley sure did live up to his nickname today. Had it not been for a mistake by the holder, Donnie Jones, Badgley, an undrafted rookie out of Miami, would have been five for five on field goals including a 53-yard bomb late in the first quarter. Accounting for the Chargers first 12 points, the young buck out-dueled veteran and All-Pro kicker, Justin Tucker.
Chargers LT Russell Okung takes shot at Roger Goodell after win – Eric Williams
Two weeks ago against the Ravens, Okung also was called for holding on a Melvin Gordon 8-yard run with his team driving in Baltimore territory and trailing 16-10. Antonio Gates fumbled on the next play and Ravens safety Tavon Young returned the loose ball 62 yards for a score.
Chargers keep Lamar Jackson bottled until late, hang on to advance – Eric Williams
“It feels great,” Chargers receiver Keenan Allen said about his team’s first playoff win since the 2013 season. “We’re about to be back where we were when I was a rookie. It’s amazing to get back to that place, especially with the guys we have, an unbelievable group of guys. Everybody came to play today.”
Chargers solve Ravens in rematch, will head to New England next week – Travis Wakeman
Aside from the fourth quarter, it was an excellent day for the Los Angeles defense. The Chargers finished the day with seven sacks and three forced turnovers. Ingram had two sacks and a fumble recovery while Adrian Phillips had a fumble recovery and an interception.
Chargers Finally Giving Philip Rivers Clear Road to Elusive Super Bowl Title – Brad Gagnon
This team might not have a LaDainian Tomlinson-type player, but the Bolts teams that won five AFC West titles in a six-year span last decade often didn’t feel as though they had the mental fortitude that exists with this year’s group. Even though they cut it close with a sloppy second half Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, the Chargers might be more trustworthy.
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