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The quarterback matchup for Saturday's pivotal game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers might offer the biggest contrasts this season.The Chargers Trey Hendrickson Jersey Stitched , who have clinched their first postseason berth since 2013, feature cagy veteran Philip Rivers, who is having one of the best seasons of his 15-year career. The Ravens have surged back into postseason contention behind fleet-footed rookie Lamar Jackson, who has won four of his five starts.They meet in a prime-time game with plenty of implications for the AFC playoff picture. Baltimore (8-6) has a one-game lead for the final wild- card spot AFC, but also is just a half-game behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North.Los Angeles (11-3) is tied with Kansas City for the lead in the AFC West and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. But it needs to win out along with the Chiefs to drop one of their final two games to win the division."Playoff football has begun. We can't wait around until January," Rivers said.Rivers is third in the league with a 112.4 passer rating and needs 49 yards to join Peyton Manning and Drew Brees as the only players with 10 or more 4,000-yard seasons. He is averaging 314.1 yards per game at home with 16 touchdowns against four interceptions.Rivers' 69.4 completion percentage is the second highest of his career. He also has one of the deeper receiving corps in the league with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams. The Chargers, though, are facing a Baltimore defense ranked first in the league overall and third against the pass.Rivers has five 300-yard games this season; Baltimore has allowed only three the past two years."A lot of those guys, the secondary Youth Sheldon Rankins Jersey , are high draft picks that can cover you, and there's the linebacker that can really run," Rivers said. "You've got big boys on the interior that can stop the run and penetrate. So it's a top defense in the league for a reason."Jackson has rushed for 566 yards this season, tops among quarterbacks. Since becoming the starter, he has 427 yards, fifth most by anyone in the league. Jackson, though, shouldn't be totally overlooked as a passer. He has a 58.9 completion percentage and a 79.1 passer rating.Chargers safety Derwin James, who faced Jackson twice in college, said the biggest improvement he has seen from Jackson is in understanding defenses."You're not seeing as many home run balls from him. You are still seeing the big gains and people attacking him, but the running ability is always going to be there Sheldon Rankins Jersey Stitched ," James said, "You think because he's a quarterback he can't take those hits, but he can."Here is what else to watch as the Chargers host the Ravens:BATTLE OF THE BACKSSaturday also features an intriguing running backs matchup between LA's Melvin Gordon and Baltimore's Gus Edwards.Gordon returns after missing the past three games due to a sprained MCL in his right knee. He is sixth in the AFC in rushing with 802 yards and is second in rushing average per game (80.2).Edwards has rushed for 486 yards the past five games, fourth most in the league. Baltimore is the first team since the 1976 Steelers to have 190 rushing yards or more in five straight games.THIRD-DOWN SUCCESSThe Ravens are 37 for 72 (51 percent) on third down since Jackson took over five weeks ago.One reason is that the running game has provided more manageable situations on third down. But when it's time to pass, Jackson is ready and able to fling it."Lamar has done a really good job when we've passed the ball in most of those third-down situations," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said.Converting third downs keeps the offense on the field, and the defense has done a good job making the opposition punt. Baltimore is allowing a 34.2 success rate on third downs, third-best percentage in the NFL.CARDIAC CHARGERSThe Chargers have won four straight, but they fell behind by 10 points or more in the first half of three games. With Baltimore's reliance on the run and controlling the clock, Los Angeles will need to avoid another slow start."I wish there was a switch that we could just flip and turn on. But I think it's just guys sticking to the plan, doing their job and just believing that if we keep doing the right things that the game will turn Youth Vonn Bell Jersey ," coach Anthony Lynn said.JUST WINThere are many, many playoff scenarios for the Ravens, who can still get in as AFC North champions or a wild-card entrant.They can also be eliminated this weekend with a loss to the Chargers and victories by Tennessee, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.But Jackson doesn't expect the Ravens to engage in much scoreboard watching, because there's only one game they care about."Ours and the Chargers," Jackson said. "We have to have the most points at the end of the game, so that's what I'm going to focus on. I don't really care what the other teams are doing. We're trying to win."KEEP AN EYE ON .The kickers. Baltimore's Justin Tucker has only two misses in 30 field goal attempts this season, with both being blocked. Tucker also has provided the winning field goal in the past two meetings against the Chargers.Los Angeles' Michael Badgley has provided stability to the Chargers' kicking game, which has had seven placekickers the past two seasons. The rookie is 14 of 15 on field goals and set a team record with a 59-yarder in the last home game against Cincinnati on Dec. 9.AP Sports Writer Dave Ginsburg contributed to this story. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can’t afford to lean on Matt Bryant’s powerful right leg this week.Field goals won’t be enough to keep pace against the high-scoring New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.Bryant’s four field goals provided all of Atlanta’s scoring until Julio Jones caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Ryan with less than two minutes remaining against Dallas on Sunday. That touchdown tied the game before the Cowboys won 22-19 on Brett Maher’s 42-yard field goal as time expired.The Saints (9-1) have won nine straight . They led the NFL with their average of 37.8 points per game through Sunday’s games.“Field goals against them isn’t going to cut it the way they’re putting points up,” coach Dan Quinn said Monday.The Falcons (4-6) already have lost one shootout against the Saints Vonn Bell Jersey Stitched , 43-37 in overtime on Sept. 23.“When we get our chances, we have to convert,” Ryan said Monday. “We’ve been doing a good job of that for the most part of the year. … We’ve got to be aggressive with our plays when we get our chances.”Quinn said the Falcons can win a high-scoring game, even against the Saints.“We are. We’re equipped,” Quinn said. “Certainly when you’re going against another team that’s high scoring, it was no surprise to see that in the first game, either.”Jones has touchdown catches in three straight games, but the Falcons are in a scoring slump. They rank ninth in the league with their average of 26.3 points, but they’ve been held below 20 points in four games this season, including back-to-back losses to the Cowboys and Cleveland.Atlanta led Dallas 6-3 at halftime despite being held to 110 yards. For the game, the Falcons had 354 yards Youth Andrus Peat Jersey , their third-lowest total of the season.The two straight losses were devastating to Atlanta’s playoff hopes after it won three straight to reach .500.Quinn said the Falcons shouldn’t be worried about their fading playoff hopes.“Right now we have no luxury of looking at anything big picture,” Quinn said. “Right now there’s one picture and that’s New Orleans and that’s Thursday.”Atlanta managed only 80 yards rushing against Dallas. Tevin Coleman had only eight carries for 58 yards, even though he gained 11 or more yards on four runs. The eight carries were his second fewest of the season.Quinn said “it’s going to be important” to establish the run. But he said he was only seeking balance, not a greater commitment to the run.“When you’re in the red zone against them you better finish with it in the end zone because they’re certainly able to score and they’ve shown that this year,” he said.“Whether it’s in the run game or it’s in the pass game, it’s about being able to find explosive games and being able to score. That’s the name of the game when you’re facing a team with an explosive offense like them.”NOTES: The Falcons are attempting to determine if linebacker Deion Jones will play this week. Jones came off injured reserve last week after missing two months with a broken right foot but was inactive against Dallas . Quinn said Jones did not participate in the team’s walkthrough practice on Monday, but instead was scheduled for work after the practice “so we’ll get a better assessment of where he’s at.” Quinn said the goal was to “keep pushing and develop to see where he’s at with his confidence level with his foot.”
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