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Chargers hold off Baltimore Ravens to win AFC wild-card game – Daily News

Chargers hold off Baltimore Ravens to win AFC wild-card game – Daily News
  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive again Adrian Phillips celebrates after intercepting a cross try within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Los Angeles Chargers kicker Mike Badgley (four) kicks a area aim within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, proper, rushes the ball towards Los Angeles Chargers defensive deal with Justin Jones within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (eight) throws a move within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive again Adrian Phillips, proper, celebrates with teammate Rayshawn Jenkins after intercepting a move within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, middle, is sacked by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor, proper, within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Los Angeles Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler rushes the ball towards Baltimore Ravens robust security Tony Jefferson within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Gail Burton)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, left, and operating again Kenneth Dixon chase after a unfastened ball within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, left, and Los Angeles Chargers defensive finish Melvin Ingram chase after possession of a fumble within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. Baltimore recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens operating again Ty Montgomery (88) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers defensive again Rayshawn Jenkins (23) as he rushes the ball within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Los Angeles Chargers operating again Melvin Gordon (28) is assisted off the sector after a play within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JANUARY 06: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball towards the Baltimore Ravens in the course of the first quarter within the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Financial institution Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photograph by Rob Carr/Getty Pictures)

  • BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JANUARY 06: Lamar Jackson #eight of the Baltimore Ravens will get tackled by Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers through the first quarter within the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Financial institution Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photograph by Patrick Smith/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Chargers extensive receiver Travis Benjamin rushes the ball within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive finish Melvin Ingram, left, tackles Baltimore Ravens operating again Gus Edwards within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith gestures to the gang within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Los Angeles Chargers free security Derwin James, middle, makes an attempt to to deal with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (eight) tries to break away from Los Angeles Chargers free security Derwin James within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive again Adrian Phillips, proper, celebrates with teammate Desmond King after recovering a fumble within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (eight) rushes the ball within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson recovers a fumble that he made within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Los Angeles Chargers robust security Jahleel Addae, left, and free security Derwin James deal with Baltimore Ravens large receiver Willie Snead within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a cross within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Gail Burton)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (eight) tries to break away from Los Angeles Chargers free security Derwin James within the first half of an NFL wild card playoff soccer game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Members of the Los Angeles Chargers huddle earlier than an NFL wild card playoff soccer game towards the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Gail Burton)

  • Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis walks on the sector earlier than an NFL wild card playoff soccer game between the Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)

  • Melvin Gordon III of the Chargers runs the ball towards the Baltimore Ravens through the first quarter within the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Financial institution Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photograph by Rob Carr/Getty Pictures)

BALTIMORE – Melvin Gordon began his journey within the Allure Metropolis with a pleasant trash-talk session with an Uber driver.

Alongside the best way, he was tripped by a former a teammate, and ended the journey by making extra journey plans.

Gordon and the Chargers are headed to New England after a 23-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game at M&T Financial institution Stadium.

The Chargers jumped to a 12-Three benefit, however the game almost modified on Gordon’s slip within the fourth quarter.

Gordon was tripped by Ravens security Eric Weddle and misplaced the ball close to the aim line. Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey scooped it up and took it to the other finish zone to give the Chargers flashbacks of their first assembly with the Ravens two weeks in the past, when Tavon Younger’s 62-yard fumble landing return on Dec. 22 sealed the win for the Ravens.

However Sunday’s scoop-and-score didn’t rely. Gordon was dominated down on the Ravens’ 1-yard-line. He punched it within the following play to put the Chargers forward 20-Three.

However rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, who struggled a lot of the game, and the Ravens had one final push. Jackson related with Michael Crabtree for a six-yard landing cross that minimize the deficit 23-17 with 1:59 left in regulation.

The Chargers gave the ball again to the Ravens with 45 seconds to play after a three-and-out. Jackson accomplished a move that obtained Baltimore close to midfield, however the comeback bid ended when the Chargers’ Uchenna Nwosu knocked the ball from Jackson’s hand for a fumble that was recovered by Melvin Ingram.

THE @CHARGERS CALLED GAME. #FightForEachOther pic.twitter.com/8vA2OrB1OW

— NFL (@NFL) January 6, 2019

The final time the Chargers confronted the New England Patriots in a postseason game, Philip Rivers performed with a torn ACL, whereas star operating again LaDainian Tomlinson watched from the sideline sporting a parka. The Chargers fell to the undefeated Patriots 21-12 within the 2007 AFC Championship game.

Rivers is Zero-2 towards the Patriots within the postseason.

The Chargers constructed a 12-Zero halftime lead with 4 subject objectives from rookie kicker Michael Badgley.

Badgley’s fourth area objective, a 34-yarder to finish the half, tied a Chargers’ postseason document for many in a single game with Nate Kaeding, who did it within the 2007 AFC Championship game towards the Patriots.

Badgley broke the document with a 47-yard area aim with 9:09 within the fourth quarter. He went 5 of 6 on subject objective makes an attempt, with the final attempt blocked.

The Chargers protection held the Ravens to 69 yards within the first half. That complete was the fewest yards the Ravens have ever had within the the primary half of a playoff game.

Adrian Phillips was the recipient of the Chargers’ two pressured turnovers within the opening half. Phillips recovered a fumble that was pressured out by Ingram and had an interception that was tipped by cornerback Casey Hayward.

Phillips, who’s listed as a security, primarily performed as a linebacker. The Chargers protection used seven defensive backs for a lot of the game. The Chargers have been skinny at linebacker with Jatavis Brown struggling a season-ending ankle damage within the regular-season finale.

Gordon went to the locker room with a knee damage within the first quarter, however shortly returned.

Gordon rejoined the Chargers on the primary drive of the second quarter and took a handoff that resulted in a lack of two yards.

The Chargers’ star operating again fell to the sector in ache after a 2-yard run close to the objective line with 7:43 within the first quarter.

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FINAL: The @Chargers are headed to the Divisional Spherical! #LACvsBAL#FightForEachOther

(by @Lexus) pic.twitter.com/3iS70AJ7Ap

— NFL (@NFL) January 6, 2019