(BALTIMORE) — It was a defensive effort by both teams on Sunday but only one would head to the AFC Championship game next week.
The Baltimore Ravens defended their home field and held off the Houston Texans on Sunday, 20-13.
To Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh, it doesn’t matter how you get the job done as long as you win in the end that is all that matters.
“Win the game no matter what,” said Harbaugh. “That’s what it really boils down to in a situation like this. It wasn’t perfect by any stretch but they found a way to win the football game.”
Raven’s quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Those two touchdowns were enough to beat the Texans but their next opponent, the Patriots’ put up 45 against the Broncos.
“As an offensive guy I would think so,” said Flacco when asked about matching the New England offense in the AFC Championship game next week. “The way they’ve played all year, the way they’ve played in the past, they put points on the board. As an offense, you’ve got to put points on the board too.”
For now, Baltimore will take moving on and being one game away from the Super Bowl.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire