Expected league MVP Lamar Jackson ran and threw for two touchdowns each to lead the Baltimore Ravens to a 31-10 win over the Houston Texans, and punch their ticket to AFC Championship game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The teams traded field goals in the opening quarter. The Ravens took a 10-3 lead in the second quarter with three yard touchdown from Jackson to Nelson Agholor. The Texans tied it up when Steven Sims took a punt back 67 yards, and the teams went into the locker room tied at 10.
Three minutes after halftime, Jackson put the Ravens in front by running up the middle for 15 yards. Jackson opened up the final quarter by hitting Isiah Likely for 15 yards to put the home team up by two touchdowns. Jackson put the game out of reach as he rushed around right end for an eight-yard score with 6:20 remaining in the game to give the Ravens a 31-10 lead. Justin Tucker capped the scoring with a 43-yard field goal with 1:56 to go.
Jackson, who threw for 152 yards ran for 100 yards on 11 carries. The Ravens rushed for 229 yards. Texans prized rookie CJ Stroud was 19-33 for 175 yards.