Ravens Shut Down Titans RB Henry to Avenge Last Year’s Playoff Loss

Ravens' Lamar Jackson in 2018. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

In last year’s playoffs, Tennesee Titans star running back Derrick Henry ran wild against the Baltimore Ravens for 195 yards, knocking them out of the playoffs on their way to the AFC Championship Game.

The Ravens made sure that history wasn’t going to repeat itself in this year’s Super Wild-Card matchup.

The Baltimore defense dominated the line of scrimmage, holding Henry—who rushed for over 2,000 yards this season—to only 40 yards on 18 rushing attempts.

On offense, the Ravens rushing game excelled, led by star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on 16 attempts.

With Henry being taken out of the game completely, the Titans had to rely on the arm of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who looked good leading the Titans offense in the first quarter, connecting numerous times with his Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Brown.

However, down 20-13 in the fourth quarter, Tannehill ended up throwing a costly interception, picked off by Ravens defensive back Marcus Peters, which sealed the win for the Ravens.

The Ravens will now head to Buffalo to face the Bills in the next round of the playoffs, while the Cleveland Browns, who upset the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, will face the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.