Ravens dominate first quarter, but trail

The Kansas City Chiefs went three-and-out on their first offensive possession of the game and held the ball for less than two and a half minutes in the first quarter.

The Ravens had seven first downs, 140 yards, and dominated time of possession.

Yet, somehow, the Ravens trail 7-3 at the end of the first 15 minutes of play.

Two plays after the Chiefs recovered a Joe Flacco fumble late in the quarter, running back Jamaal Charles turned on the jets and rumbled 41 yards for a go-ahead touchdown.

That score marked the longest rushing touchdown that the Ravens have allowed in the postseason in franchise history.

This comes after the Ravens only got a field goal on their opening drive despite having a first and goal at the KC one-yard line.

The combination of Flacco’s fumble on a Tamba Hali sack and Charles’ big play has given the Chiefs a lead.

Other than those two plays and the failed goal-to-goal series of plays, the Ravens dominated Kansas City in nearly every statistical category. We’ll see if they can get back on top in the department that counts.

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