Chargers 23, Ravens 17 : AFC Wild Card – Struck by Lightning – The Chargers use a strong effort by their Defense to shut down the Ravens Offense in Baltimore. DE Melvin Ingram forces a fumble by RB Kenneth Dixon on the Ravens 15, which leads to a 21 yard FG by K Michael Badgely. CB Desmond King returns a punt 34 yards to set up a 53 yard FG by Badgley & the Chargers led 6-0 after 1. QB Lamar Jackson is picked off by S Adrian Phillips & it leads to a 40 yarder by Badgley, who then kicks a 34 yarder to make it 12-0 @ the half. Justin Tucker kicks a 33 yarder in the 3rd, but RB Melvin Gordon runs it in from 1 yard out in the 4th after a controversial fumble & QB Phillip Rivers finds WR Mike Williams to convert the 2 & Badgely adds a 47 yarder. Jackson finds WR Michael Crabtree on TD passes of 31 & 7 yards to cut it to 6, but Jackson is strip sacked by DE Uchenna Nwosu to end the game.
Baltimore loses in the 1st round for the first time under John Harbaugh.