Chargers Strip Sack Seals Trip to AFC Divisional Round

The Los Angeles Chargers had a 20-point lead in the fourth-quarter against the Baltimore Ravens and it was eventually cut down to six. After Los Angeles couldn’t seal the win on the offensive side of the ball with under two minutes remaining, they had to make a stop on the defensive side of the ball.

With 28 seconds remaining on second-and-10 for the Ravens from their own 47-yard line, Lamar Jackson stepped back to pass and he was strip sacked by Uchenna Nwosu and Melvin Ingram recovered the fumble. This sealed a 23-17 win for the Chargers.

They kicked four field goals in the first half. Michael Badgley made them from 21, 53, 40, and 34 yards.

A lot of people thought that the Baltimore Ravens were going to pull Lamar Jackson from the game in favor of Joe Flacco after the first-half and it never happened.

Baltimore’s special teams came up large in the third-quarter. They blocked a field goal and a punt, but it only resulted in three points.

With the Los Angeles Chargers up 12-3 in the fourth-quarter, Melvin Gordon scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on a fourth-down play (Philip Rivers to Mike Williams). Gordon finished with 40 yards rushing on 17 carries and a score. He also caught one pass for three yards receiving.

Rivers completed 22-of-32 passes for 162 yards. Williams was the Chargers leading receiver with two receptions for 42 yards receiving.

With the Baltimore Ravens trailing 23-3 in the fourth, Lamar Jackson threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with 6:40 remaining in regulation.

Jackson threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Crabtree with 1:59 remaining in regulation on a fourth down play. It wasn’t ruled a touchdown at first on the field, but the Ravens challenged the play and got the ruling in their favor. The rest was history.

The (5) Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) will be on the road next Sunday afternoon against the (2) New England Patriots (11-5). The (4) Baltimore Ravens (10-7) season concludes.


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