Titans-Ravens Postgame Notes

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The Tennessee Titans versus the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium on January 10, 2021 in Nashville, TN. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

TITANS vs RAVENS
AFC WILD CARD

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

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TEAM NOTES

• The Titans made their third postseason appearance in five seasons under general manager Jon Robinson after previously advancing to the divisional round in 2017 and to the AFC championship game in 2019.

• The Titans made their second consecutive playoff appearance under head coach Mike Vrabel, whose first year with the club was 2018. Vrabel finished his third season as head coach with 31 total wins and a .596 winning percentage (31-21) in those three seasons, including the regular season and postseason. His win total and winning percentage each tied Jack Pardee (31-21 from 1990 to 1992) for the best in franchise history over a head coach's first three seasons. 

• The Titans were penalized twice for 10 yards against the Ravens, tying for the lowest penalty total in a playoff game in franchise history and the lowest since a two-penalty game against the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 8, 2000. 

• The Titans defense totaled five sacks, giving the team its fifth-best postseason sack total in franchise history and the most for the team since a six-sack performance against the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 8, 2000. 

• The Titans defense totaled four sacks in the second quarter, the most in a single postseason quarter for the team since at least 1991. 

WR A.J. BROWN

• Led the team with six receptions, 83 receiving yards and one touchdown catch, establishing career highs in every category. His previous career highs were three receptions for 51 yards at Kansas City on Jan. 19, 2020. 

• Caught a 28-yard pass in the first quarter and added an 11-yard touchdown catch later in the same drive. It was his first career touchdown grab. 

CB MALCOLM BUTLER

• Recorded his second career postseason interception, picking off a Lamar Jackson pass in the first quarter. Butler totaled five tackles and two passes defensed in the contest. 

DE MATT DICKERSON

• Registered his first career start in the regular season or playoffs. 

• Dropped Lamar Jackson for a one-yard sack in the second quarter, registering his first career sack in the regular season or playoffs. 

ILB NICK DZUBNAR

• Recorded his first career start in the regular season or playoffs and posted one tackle. 

TE ANTHONY FIRKSER

• Totaled two receptions for 44 yards, including a 35-yard catch in the first quarter. It was his longest career playoff reception and the third-longest reception of his career in the regular season or playoffs. 

• Posted a nine-yard reception to convert a third down and help set up a touchdown in the first quarter. 

K STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI

• Made both field goal attempts and his only extra point attempt. His field goals from 45 yards (first quarter) and 25 yards (fourth quarter) improved his career postseason totals to 41 field goals on 46 attempts (89.1 percent). 

RB DERRICK HENRY

• Rushed for 40 yards on 18 attempts, improving his career postseason numbers to 136 carries for 670 yards. His 670 rushing yards rank fourth in NFL history for a player's first six playoff games behind only Terrell Davis (871), John Riggins (759) and Eric Dickerson (674). 

DL DAQUAN JONES

• Dropped Lamar Jackson for a seven-yard sack in the second quarter. It gave him 1.5 career postseason sacks. He totaled three tackles in the contest. 

P BRETT KERN

• Recorded five punts for a 45.6-yard gross average and a 45.6-yard net average with four punts placed inside the 20. His net averaged established a new franchise single-game postseason record among qualifiers (minimum five punts), breaking Craig Hentrich's mark of 44.3 yards at Baltimore on Jan. 3, 2004. 

• His 45.6-yard gross average qualified as the fifth-highest gross average in franchise postseason annals (minimum five punts). 

• His four punts inside the 20 tied the franchise postseason record and marked the second time in is playoff career he reached the number after previously accomplishing the feat at New England on Jan. 4, 2020. 

OLB HAROLD LANDRY III

• Led the team with 10 tackles, including a pair of sacks and a tackle for loss. 

• Dropped Lamar Jackson at the line of scrimmage in the second quarter for his first sack, and in the fourth quarter he forced Jackson out of bounds for no gain to record his second sack. His two sacks tied the franchise postseason record, as he became the fourth player in team annals to achieve the feat. The most recent prior to Landry was Jurrell Casey (two sacks at Baltimore on Jan. 11, 2020). 

OLB BROOKS REED

• Registered a five-yard sack of Lamar Jackson in the second quarter. It marked his second consecutive week with a sack, including the regular season finale. He now has seven career postseason sacks. 

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

• Completed 18 of 26 passes for 165 yards with one touchdown and one interception (83.0 passer rating). It was his 14th consecutive game with a touchdown pass, including the 2020 regular season and playoffs.

• Completed a 28-yard pass to A.J. Brown in the first quarter and then found Brown for an 11-yard touchdown pass later in the same drive. 

• His sixth career touchdown pass with the Titans tied Steve McNair for second place on the franchise's postseason touchdown passing list. He trails only Warren Moon (15).

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