Welcome to our coverage of the Baltimore Ravens Vs. Kansas City Chiefs playoff game.
Kansas City kickedoff, and the Ravens bring the ball out to the 30 yard line. The Ravens first drive goes over midfield on a bubble screen to Anquan Boldin that he stretches out for 27 yards, Todd Heap keeps the chains moving, And a couple dinks and dunks to Ray Rice and Heap give the Ravens first down at the K.C. 15 yard line. On first and goal from about the one yard line, Joe Flacco tries to sneak it in, and they lose a yard on a run on second down. A hurried pass to Heap goes incomplete, and they send out the field goal unit. Billy Cundiff connects from 19 yards out. The drive was 19 plays and took 5:59 seconds off the clock.
Kansas City will take over at their own 25, with just under nine minutes left in the first quarter. Matt Cassel drops back to pass, and can't find an open man, he scrambles for two. They go three and out on their first series.
The punt pins Baltimore deep, and they're momentarily stalled, until a Ray Rice run gets a seeming first down. Kansas City challenges the spot of the ball. They lose the challenge and the Ravens move the chains.
At the 25 yard line it's first and ten with 6:26 left in the quarter, they continue to chip away with small yardage plays. Kansas City hasn't thought up an answer to the Ravens screens yet. They cross midfield, but on third down Flacco is stripped and the fumble recovered by Tamba Hali. and two plays later Jamaal Charles breaks past the Ravens defense and scores from the 44 yard line.
The kickoff is downed in the end zone, and the Ravens start from their 20. Flacco finds T.J. Houshmanzadeh who brings the ball into Chiefs territory. The Ravens are chewing up yards as time runs out in the first quarter.