Rapid Reaction: Ravens 13, Titans 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Baltimore Ravens dodged bullets Saturday afternoon and were able to get lucky enough on a few of their shots to reach the AFC Championship Game.
Matt Stover kicked a 43-yard field goal with under a minute remaining to knock off the top-seeded Tennessee Titans, 13-10, at LP Field.
The Titans amassed nearly 400 yards, but the Ravens came up with critical takeaways and moved the ball just far enough when it counted.
The Ravens registered three takeaways, two fumbles (one recovered on their own 1-yard line in the fourth quarter) and an interception (on their own 9-yard line in the second quarter), to keep the game tight and winnable.
The Titans throttled the Ravens' running game, and if not for two long Joe Flacco throws might have posted a shutout.
Flacco hooked up with Derrick Mason on a 48-yard strike in the first quarter and, despite throwing into double coverage, connected with Mark Clayton on a 37-yard play to set up their third-quarter field goal.
And that was enough to set up Stover's heroics.