AFC wild-card game recap: Chargers 23, Ravens 17

The Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 in an AFC wild-card playoff game on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Chargers’ defense smothered the Ravens’ offense, particularly mobile quarterback Lamar Jackson while Michael Badgley kicked five field goals and Melvin Gordon rushed for a touchdown, the clinching score coming early in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-goal play from the one-yard line. The Chargers advance to a divisional-round game against the New England Patriots next Sunday at 10 a.m.