Jackson not ready for prime time in Ravens 23-17 playoff loss


"I went to them and told them, 'Yo, you either ride or die or you get the hell out of here", Smith said following the loss via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. The 11-year veteran and Super Bowl MVP watched on the sidelines.

The No. 5 seed Los Angeles Chargers survived a late Lamar Jackson comeback bid Sunday to down the No. 4 seed Baltimore Ravens, 23-17, to set up a date with the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round. So it's something you can't take personally, and we're sitting there right next to him, telling him don't worry about that. With the former Louisville star leading the way, the Ravens went on a tear by combining a time-consuming ground game with the league's top-ranked defense.

In most cases, this is just the Chargers getting unlucky. But Griffin said it's hard to be critical of them because they ultimately wants players to do better.

When Gordon asks the driver, "What about that running back, that Melvin Gordon kid?" the driver is plenty complimentary, much to Gordon's delight.

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The Baltimore Ravens caught fire at the end of the regular season to win the AFC North and sneak into the playoffs. "I would like to be a Raven life-timer".

Coach John Harbaugh explained after the game how he didn't think backup quarterback Joe Flacco could not have done more for the team that Jackson provided.

Jackson fumbled on Baltimore's opening possession, but picked it up himself. But rookie running back Sony Michel could add a new wrinkle for the Patriots, who were also without wide receiver Julian Edelman for last year's game. The Ravens and the Seahawks are both run-heavy teams that weren't able to keep it going when it mattered, and the Texans simply seemed to have no answers for the potent Colts in the first half.

Chargers: The Chargers are 0-7 against Tom Brady and the Patriots, including playoffs, since Rivers became the starter in 2006.