Calais Campbell is stoking the flames before the Ravens-Titans game.
The Baltimore Ravens are back in the postseason, as Lamar Jackson started playing like an MVP over the last few weeks of the season in order to secure a Wild Card birth for John Harbaugh’s squad. Tempers are flaring as they take on a Tennessee Titans team that knocked them out of the postseason last year, as defensive tackle Calais Campbell started yelling at them in pregame warmups.
Before Campbell went back into the locker room, he gave the Titans a piece of his mind, setting the stage for what should be a pulse-pounding exhibition.
Calais Campbell barking at the #Titans as he walks back to the locker room.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 10, 2021
Calais Campbell will have to worry about stopping Derrick Henry
It doesn’t take a football savant to see that this game will come down to the running game. While the Ravens will try to ride Jackson’s legs to a revenge victory, the Titans will try to slam Derrick Henry into the Baltimore defense as many times as possible. Luckily for DC Wink Martindale, he has a 6-8, 300-pound defensive lineman in Campbell on hand today.
The 14-2 Ravens were expected to roll into the Super Bowl last season, but Henry’s dominant performance on the ground helped the Titans pull off the upset just weeks after they took down the New England Patriots by using the same formula. However, with Tannehill playing the best football of his career and Tennessee’s pair of receivers in AJ Brown and Corey Davis doing damage, there are plenty of ways for the Titans to upset Campbell and the Ravens.
The Ravens are clearly bothered by the fact Tennessee bumped them out of the postseason last year. Even though Campbell wasn’t around for that loss, he is doing his part to get the Ravens fired up ahead of this monumental matchup.