The Los Angeles Chargers, led by quarterback Philip Rivers, meet the Baltimore Ravens, led by quarterback Lamar Jackson, in an AFC Wild Card Playoff game in the first round of the NFL Playoffs on Sunday, January 6, 20-19 (1/6/19) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: AFC Wild Card Game
When: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2019
Time: 1:05 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: CBS All Access (subscription required)
Line: Ravens -2.5 (Over/under: 42)
Replay: NFL GamePass (Subscription required)
Injury report: CHARGERS: OUT: LB Jatavis Brown (ankle). DOUBTFUL: DT Brandon Mebane (not injury related). QUESTIONABLE: RB Austin Ekeler (groin). RAVENS: QUESTIONABLE: G Alex Lewis (shoulder), WR Chris Moore (shoulder, hip), CB Tavon Young (groin).
Chargers notes: QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 4,308 yards & is 1 of 4 QBs (TOM BRADY, DREW BREES & PEYTON MANNING) with 10 season of 4,000+ pass yards. Ranks 6th in NFL history in TD passes (374) & 8th in passing yards (54,656). Ranked 2nd in AFC with 105.5 passer rating in 2018. Aims for his 3rd postseason start in row with 115+ rating. * RB MELVIN GORDON ranked 6th in AFC with 1,375 scrimmage yards & joined HOFer LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (2001-08) as only Chargers with 3 straight 1,300+ scrimmage yard seasons in franchise history. Had 9 TDs (6 rush, 3 rec.) in 6 road games in 2018. Since 2016, is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 4,000+ scrimmage yards (4,372) & 35+ TDs (38) * WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 97 catches for 1,196 yards. Has 199 catches since 2017, most in 2-year span in franchise history. Had 142 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last postseason game (1/12/14 at Den.). Has 3 TD catches in 3 career games vs. Bal. WR MIKE WILLIAMS led team with 10 rec. TDs. Has 5 TD catches in his past 6. TE ANTONIO GATES has 116 career TD catches, tied most among active players. * DE MELVIN INGRAM led team with 7 sacks. Had 2 FRs in Week 16 meeting. DE JOEY BOSA has 5.5 sacks in his past 6. Rookie S DERWIN JAMES led team with 105 tackles & is 1st rookie in franchise history with 100+ tackles. Was 1 of 2 in NFL with 100+ tackles, 3+ sacks (3.5) & 3+ INTs (3).
Ravens notes: QB LAMAR JACKSON (rookie) had 6-1 record as starter in 2018, incl. 4-0 at home. Led all QBs in rush yards (695) & is 1 of 4 QBs (CAM NEWTON, ROBERT GRIFFIN III & JOSH ALLEN) with 600+ rush yards in rookie season. Tied for 2nd among QBs with 5 rush TDs. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3 at home & aims for his 3rd in row at home with 90+ rush yards. Passed for 204 yards & 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 101.3 rating in Week 16 meeting. * RB GUS EDWARDS (rookie) ranked 5th among rookies with 718 rush yards. Is 1 of 5 rookies with 3 games of 100+ rush yards in 2018. Since Week 11, led all rookies & tied for 3rd in NFL with 654 rush yards. Had 105 scrimmage yards (92 rush, 13 rec.) in Week 16 meeting. * TE MARK ANDREWS (rookie) had 83 rec. yards, incl. 68- yard TD catch in last meeting. Led all rookie TEs in rec. yards (552) & ranked 3rd in catches (34). WR WILLIE SNEAD IV led team with 62 receptions & had 651 rec. yards. WR JOHN BROWN led team with 5 TD catches in 2018. * LB TERRELL SUGGS has 132.5 career sacks with Bal., tied with HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR for 3rd-most sacks with single team since 1982. Has 12.5 postseason sacks, most among active players. LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH led team with 8.5 sacks this season. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. S ERIC WEDDLE had 71 PD, 19 INTs, incl. 3 INT-TDs, 6.5 sacks, 5 FFs & 4 FRs in 9 seasons with Chargers (2007-15). — NFL Communications