Flashback Friday: Chargers survive Ravens in AFC wild-card game

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The last time the Chargers and Ravens met was in a 2018 AFC Wild Card bout.

Los Angeles faced Lamar Jackson, who was in his rookie season. At 21, Jackson was the youngest quarterback in the NFL to start a playoff game.

The Bolts took advantage of his youth, sacking Jackson six times and forcing him to fumble twice, heading into the fourth quarter with a significant lead, 23-3.

That was before Jackson threw two touchdown passes to claw the Ravens back in and give the Chargers a bit of a scare.

As Jackson got the ball with less than a minute to go down six points, Los Angeles could only wonder if this would conclude their season.

The Bolts did what had been working for them all season by coming up huge with a defensive takeaway, thanks to linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, who had the game-clinching strip-sack.

Jackson finished the game 14 of 29 passing for 194 passing yards, 54 rushing yards, two scores, and an interception.

QB Philip Rivers went 22 for 32 for 160 yards.

Kicker Michael Badgley set the Chargers franchise record for field goals in a playoff game (5). Badgley made his attempts from 21, 53, 40, 34, and 47 yards.

The 23-17 victory sent the Bolts to the AFC Divisional Round to take on the Patriots, where the team’s season came to an end after suffering defeat.