Titans have had Lamar Jackson's number, but can this defense stop him?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After winning the AFC South title, the Tennessee Titans were “rewarded” with a wild-card matchup against the red-hot Baltimore Ravens — who are riding a five-game winning streak — which means being tasked with containing one of the NFL’s most dynamic playmakers in quarterback Lamar Jackson.

It’s an unenviable assignment, but the Titans managed to slow down Jackson and the fast-break Ravens offense in their past two meetings, holding them to a combined 36 points in two victories. The Titans knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs last year, and more recently, they handed the Ravens a 30-24 loss in Week 11.

Containing them a third time Sunday (1:05 p.m. ET, ESPN) , will be a tall order considering how well the Ravens are running the football. They are No. 1 in the league, averaging 191.9 yards per game. It all starts with Jackson, who is a threat to score from anywhere on the field through the air and when running the ball.

The Titans are 2-0 in

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