In a trend-setting season, the Baltimore Ravens have notched seven victories by 10 or more points against teams with winning records, tying historical marks. The Houston Texans aim for a rare achievement, seeking to become the third team since 1950 to win multiple postseason games with a rookie head coach and quarterback.
Listen live to your choice of the home, away, or national feed on the SiriusXM app. This NFL Divisional Round matchup kickoff is January 20 at 4:30pm ET.
Home: Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens, clinching the AFC North division title for the first time since 2019, emerge as the AFC’s top seed, setting the stage for their second-ever AFC Championship Game appearance. They are guided by seasoned coach John Harbaugh, who led them to a Super Bowl title in 2012.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson holds dual-threat abilities, accumulating a career-high 3,678 passing yards in 2023 and leading all quarterbacks with 821 rushing yards. Jackson became the second player ever to achieve 3,500+ pass yards and 800+ rush yards in a season, joining Kyler Murray‘s feat in 2020.
Running back Gus Edwards, with career-highs of 810 rush yards and 13 touchdowns in 2023, will be a prominent player against the Texans. Tight end Mark Andrews, a red-zone threat, can make a return after a mid-season absence. Ravens rookie Zay Flowers is making his own path in history, as the first to lead a No. 1-seeded team in receptions and receiving yards.
Defensively, the Ravens feature standout performers like defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, linebacker Roquan Smith, and safety Geno Stone. Madubuike led the team with 13 sacks in 2023, while Smith recorded 158 tackles. Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, with 9.5 sacks, and safety Patrick Queen further bolster a formidable defensive unit.
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Away: Houston Texans
The Texans, securing their first division title since 2019, embark on a journey to clinch their inaugural AFC Championship Game appearance.
Quarterback C.J. Stroud, coming off a stellar AFC Wild Card performance, completed 76.2% of his passes for 274 yards, three touchdowns, and a remarkable 157.2 passer rating – the highest ever by a rookie in a playoff game. Stroud, one of only four rookie quarterbacks to throw three or more touchdowns in a playoff game, stands on the verge of becoming the sixth rookie QB ever to start and win a Divisional Round playoff game.
Running back Devin Singletary continues to contribute with consistency, rushing for 66 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Wild Card game, extending his streak to six straight games with 60 or more scrimmage yards. Wide receivers Nico Collins and John Metchie, along with tight ends Dalton Schultz and Brevin Jordan, provide a dynamic offensive arsenal in this matchup.
On the defensive side, the Texans boast standouts like defensive end Jonathan Greenard, who led the team with a career-high 12.5 sacks in 2023, and linebacker Blake Cashman, tallying a career-high 104 tackles this season. Cornerback Steven Nelson‘s 82-yard interception return for a touchdown last week adds a playmaking element to the defense – be sure to keep an eye out on him.
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