NFL Playofffs: Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills

In the Saturday night matchup, the Buffalo Bills are home favorites against the Baltimore Ravens.
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BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-5)
at BUFFALO BILLS (14-3)

By NFL Communications

Kickoff: Saturday, NBC, 7:15 p.m.

Line at PointsBet: Bills by 2.5.

In Baltimore’s 20-13 Wild Card win at Tennessee, Ravens head coach JOHN HARBAUGH registered his eighth career postseason victory in road games, surpassing TOM COUGHLIN (seven postseason road wins) and Pro Football Hall of Famer TOM LANDRY (seven) for the most in NFL history.

The Ravens are 16-10 (.615) all-time in the postseason, the second-best winning percentage in NFL history behind New England (37-21, .638).

Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON rushed for 136 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown, in the Ravens’ Wild Card win. At 24 years and three days old, he became the third-youngest quarterback in NFL history to win both an NFL MVP and a postseason game. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (23 years, 106 days) and PATRICK MAHOMES (23 years, 117 days) accomplished it at a younger age.

Including 236 rushing yards in its Wild Card victory, Baltimore has totaled 889 rushing yards (296.3 per game) over its last three games. Led by Jackson, who became the first quarterback in NFL history with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons, Baltimore led the NFL this season with 3,071 rushing yards and 191.9 rushing yards per game. The Ravens are the first team in league history to rush for at least 3,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

Ravens rookie running back J.K. DOBBINS has rushed for a touchdown in seven consecutive games, including the Wild Card win, tied for the second-longest such streak by a rookie in NFL history, including playoffs. Only MAURICE JONES-DREW (eight games in 2006) has a longer streak.

Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN, who led the Bills to their first playoff victory since the 1995 season, completed 26 of 35 attempts (74.3 percent) for 324 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 121.6 rating, and rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown on Super Wild Card Weekend. Allen became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards with a completion percentage of 70 or higher and rush for 50-or-more yards in a postseason game.

Also in the Bills’ Wild Card win, wide receiver STEFON DIGGS caught six passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. Diggs, who had six receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown with Minnesota in a 2017 Divisional playoff win, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE as the only players to register at least 125 receiving yards and one-or-more touchdowns in a postseason game with multiple teams in NFL history.

Quoteworthy: "It's win or go home, it's playoff football and it's only getting tougher from here," Allen said. "We've got a great opponent coming into Buffalo and another chance to go and play in front of our fans. I know there are only 7,000 of them but it's still 7,000 Bills fans so just getting that opportunity is great. I love this game; I love playing this game and the more opportunities I get to play this game is what I want to do and giving us another shot. Our first goal is to win this one and if we don't, we're going home, and you know it's never a good feeling especially losing at home. So, I think everybody in this locker room is completely focused on the task at hand right now."