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Titans’ shock win eliminates Ravens

AFP, SAN FRANCISCO

The Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry, right, carries against the Baltimore Ravens during their American Football Conference divisional playoff at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.

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Derrick Henry rushed for 195 yards and completed a dazzling touchdown pass to Corey Davis as the Tennessee Titans reached deep into their bag of tricks to shock the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens 28-12 in the NFL playoffs.

Henry has carried the Titans on his back in the post-season and their star pulled off the trick play of the playoffs so far on Saturday by connecting on a three-yard jump pass with Davis for a third-quarter touchdown.

“Watch us work,” said Henry, who is the first player in NFL history with 180 or more rushing yards in three consecutive games. “We don’t do too much talking. We’re just going to work and believe in each other. That’s our mentality, to come out here and work. That’s our mindset, focus on business.”

The Titans advanced to next weekend’s American Football Conference championship game against the winner of today’s game between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Earlier, the San Francisco 49ers halted the Minnesota Vikings’ giant-killing run, also moving to within one win of a Super Bowl berth with a ruthless 27-10 playoff victory.

The 49ers advanced to a home National Football Conference championship showdown against either the Seattle Seahawks or the Green Bay Packers, who were to play today, with a relentless defensive display to throttle the Vikings’ offense.

San Francisco running back Tevin Coleman rushed for two touchdowns, while quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 131 passing yards to claim victory in his first career playoff game.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was given a torrid time, sacked six times by a rampant Niners defense.

“I was pumped for the defense,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said. “When you see how well the defense is playing it makes it so much easier. I think our whole team fed off it.”

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