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Wild-Card Ravens Edge Titans 13-10

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 10, 2009 7:09 PM CST
Wild-Card Ravens Edge Titans 13-10
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, right, is hit by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Tony Brown (97) in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/John Russell)

(Newser) – As grudge matches go, this was worthy of the WWE, the AP reports. The Baltimore Ravens survived 13-10 against the Tennessee Titans today thanks to Matt Stover's 43-yard field goal with 53 seconds remaining. Two teams with an extreme dislike for each other never stopped pounding it out in the wind and rain. The difference: Baltimore forced three turnovers and never gave away the ball.

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And when Joe Flacco led a 51-yard drive in the dying minutes to set up Stover's winning kick, the Ravens (13-5) were headed to the AFC championship game. Led by the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games, the Ravens will play at Pittsburgh or San Diego next week for the right to go to the Super Bowl. (Read more NFL playoffs stories.)

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