Bills Shut Down Jackson, Ravens

Jonathan Grant | January 17th, 2021

It has been a long time coming for the Buffalo Bills, but they have finally made it back to the AFC Championship Game, doing so on Sunday night for the first time since 1993 via a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens. In order to hold any team down to three points, you have to be very good on defense. To do it against Lamar Jackson is a whole other thing. But that’s exactly what the Bills did, making the occasional big play here and there to ruin drives and stifle the game’s most athletic QB (and player).

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They only allowed him to put up just over 200 total yards, with only 38 of those coming on the ground after he ran all over the Tennessee Titans last weekend. They even intercepted him in the game’s most pivotal moment. With a 10-3 lead and the Ravens in the red zone, Taron Johnson picked him off in his own end zone and then ran the length of the field for a 101-yard INT return. Jackson did have to leave the game early with a concussion later on, but the matter was basically settled already. On the offensive side of the ball, Josh Allen had a touchdown and 206 yards while wide receiver Stefon Diggs had eight grabs for 106 yards and a TD of his own. They now will get the victor of the game between Cleveland and Kansas City.

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