4:15 PM ET, December 28, 2008
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens charged into the postseason with a performance that typified their astonishing turnaround season.
• The Ravens clinched the sixth seed in the AFC and will play the Dolphins in Miami next week in the wild-card round.
• A year after going 11-5, the Jaguars finished 2008 5-11, losing eight of their last 10 games.
• Ravens safety Ed Reed recorded two interceptions, grabbing the NFL lead with nine and matching his career high for picks in a season (2004).
-- ESPN research
With Sunday's win over the Jaguars, the combo of John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco stayed even with the Falcons' Mike Smith and Matt Ryan for the most wins by a rookie head coach and quarterback since 1966. Here's a look at the list:
|2008 Ravens||11||John Harbaugh/Joe Flacco|
|2008 Falcons||11||Mike Smith/Matt Ryan|
|1995 Panthers||7||Dom Capers/Kerry Collins|
|1979 Giants||6||Ray Perkins/Phil Simms|
The Ravens finished with an NFL-best 26 interceptions, including 16 over the past eight games. ... Mason went over 10,000 yards receiving for his career. ... Garrard passed for only 127 yards. He needed 147 to tie Mark Brunell for second place on the team's single-season list.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||09:25||Matt Stover 32 Yd||0||3|
|TD||00:48||Alvin Pearman 23 Yd Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick)||7||3|
|TD||10:58||Le'Ron Mcclain 5 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||7||10|
|TD||04:52||Willis Mcgahee 13 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||7||17|
|TD||00:44||Le'Ron Mcclain 1 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||7||24|
|FG||03:26||Matt Stover 41 Yd||7||27|