Lamar Jackson and Ravens break free from Texans to reach AFC title game

Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, and the Baltimore Ravens pulled away in the second half for a 34-10 victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday to advance to the AFC championship game.

On one of his most productive rushing days of the season, Jackson helped the Ravens (14-4) take control in the third quarter after the teams entered the half tied at 10.

Are 15-yard scoring run put Baltimore ahead to stay. Although CJ Stroud had a solid, composed first half for Houston, the Texans (11-8) ultimately couldn’t convert enough promising drives into points.

Now, Baltimore will host the AFC title game for the first time since January 1971, when the Colts defeated the Oakland Raiders en route to a Super Bowl championship. The Ravens will play in that semifinal for the fifth time since arriving in Baltimore. They will face the winner of Sunday’s game between Buffalo and Kansas City.