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Live Reporting

Paul Higham

All times stated are UK

  1. Two down, two to go

    So we're halfway through the Divisional Round now and the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills can sit back and watch on Sunday to see who they'll face for a place in the Super Bowl.

    The Packers will host the NFC Championship Game and will face the winner of the Tom Brady v Drew Brees showdown when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the New Orleans Saints for a third time this season.

    In the AFC, the Bills will head to top seeds Kansas City if the Chiefs win, but will host the AFC Championship if the Cleveland Browns pull off another upset.

    We'll be back with live text commentary on both of Sunday's games.


    • Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs (20:05 GMT)
    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints (23:40 GMT)
  2. Bills back in the big time

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    It took 25 years for the Buffalo Bills to win a play-off game, and now they've won two in a week after they came out on top in a tough battle with the Baltimore Ravens in a game that swung on a few plays in the second half.

    A Stefon Diggs touchdown, followed by a Taron Johnson interception return, followed by Lamar Jackson leaving the game with concussion effectively ended the it as a contest.

    The Bills return to the AFC title game for the first time since January 1994 - when they faced the Kansas City Chiefs, who will again be their opponents if they can beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

    Buffalo won that 1994 contest as they appeared in their fourth straight Super Bowl - losing all four of them.

    A team, and fan base, that craves success now looks to have a real chance given how their defence handled reigning MVP Jackson before he left the game coupled with how their offence usually piles up points under Josh Allen.

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  3. Pack go back-to-back

    Los Angeles Rams 18-32 Green Bay Packers

    The Green Bay Packers made the NFC Championship Game for the second year running, but they look a far more complete team to the one that was blown away by San Francisco last year as they comfortably dealt with the Los Angeles Rams and their top-ranked defence.

    Aaron Rodgers played like the odds-on MVP favourite with two passing touchdowns and one rushing score as Green Bay made the title game for the fourth time in seven seasons. It will be the first time Rodgers has played at home in the NFC title game as he looks to add to his one Super Bowl victory from his only appearance.

    The win was Green Bay's 37th play-off victory in their famed history, drawing them level with the Pittsburgh Steelers and just one behind the New England Patriots.

    They'll be going for that record against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or New Orleans Saints in a marquee match-up whoever wins, as both future Hall of Famers Drew Brees and Tom Brady battle it out on Sunday for the honour of facing Rodgers at Lambeau Field.

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  4. Full-time - Bills outlast Ravens

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    It's been a tough watch at times, but after a defensive stalemate in the first half, that second half spell after the kick-off changed the course of this game.

    Stefon Diggs scored the first touchdown of the game before Taron Johnson returned an interception 101 yards from end zone to end zone to put the Bills in charge. Lamar Jackson left the game with concussion just two plays later and with him went Baltimore's chances.

    Buffalo move on to the AFC title game to face either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Cleveland Browns.

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  5. Two-minute warning

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Fourth down for Buffalo coming up and they'll just punt it away with their healthy advantage intact and a rookie back-up quarterback on the opposite side. Buffalo have one foot in the AFC Championship Game.

  6. Dropped!

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    J.K Dobbins drops a simple pass a few yards short of the end zone that would have given him a chance to score, before Mark Andrews tires but fails to haul in a diving catch at the back of the end zone from Huntley's pass. This one's much tougher though.

  7. Post update

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Tyler Huntley has got an arm. That was a rocket of a pass to Marquise Brown for a 29-yard gain.

    Tyler Huntley has got wheels. He just took off in a style very similar to Jackson for an 11-yard gain and he looks pretty good, he's not Lamar Jackson but he's fast and shifty enough to cause issues.

  8. Field goal missed

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Do we even need to mention that Tyler Bass missed his field goal try? It's not so much the wind but from the flags on the posts you can see it's a swirling wind and it's just not a good day for kicking from any kind of range.

  9. Post update

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    We almost, almost had a way back for Baltimore as Marquise Brown put the moves on Buffalo and broke free but Tyler Huntley couldn't find his wide open receiver, with the ball dropping too far in front of him. To be fair that's a tough throw to make in the wind and the way it's been going for the Ravens, Brown would have tripped up on his laces before he got to the end zone anyway.

  10. Jackson out of the game

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Tough break for the Ravens as they lose their talisman with concussion, it's a long, long way back from here.

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  11. Post update

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Josh Allen went for the lot then we he fired the deep ball for John Brown but it's incomplete and Buffalo have to punt. They pin Baltimore back to their own 10-yard line though and with a two-touchdown lead and Lamar Jackson out of the game for now they're in a pretty good spot right now.

  12. Jackson worry

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Not great news for Lamar Jackson or the Ravens as their season could've come crumbling down in the space of a couple of plays. Rookie Tyler Huntley is the back-up quarterback who will go in place of the MVP if he can't return.

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  13. Get involved #bbcnfl

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Matt Dawson: It's brilliant just how much sport there is on right now, especially when my sleep schedule is just a mess right now... Watching American Football right now, and with Sri Lanka v England on later, being nocturnal might not be that bad.

  14. End of the third quarter

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Worrying news as Lamar Jackson heads to the locker room and Tyler Huntley will take over at quarterback once we get underway. No pressure, just a third down from your own end zone - all the best!

  15. Ouch!

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    It's all going south for Baltimore now, with a muffed snap forcing Lamar Jackson to scramble back and recover before throwing the ball away, but he's flagged for intentional grounding and he'll face a third down on his own goal line.

    That's if he can go as he's been flattened at the end of that play. Talk about a swing in momentum.

  16. Jackson's first pick

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    Amazingly, that's the first time Lamar Jackson has thrown an interception in the red zone in his career - he's had 49 touchdowns with zero picks before then - and his first is a pick six.

    That 101 yards interception return is the tied longest in NFL play-off history, and just the third of 100 yards or more.

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  17. Touchdown Bills

    Baltimore Ravens 3-17 Buffalo Bills

    What have we just seen!? Lamar Jackson is looking to tie it up but his throw is intercepted by Taron Johnson in the end zone - but the play's not over as Johnson then goes coast-to-coast as he takes the ball 101 yards for the pick six!

    101 yards! It's an incredible effort.

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  18. Great play!

    Baltimore Ravens 3-10 Buffalo Bills

    It's sometimes unfair what Lamar Jackson is able to do with his sheer speed and acceleration as he takes off right up the middle on a third-and-long that just wouldn't be a run for any other quarterback in the league.

    The problem with Jackson is that you can keep him in check almost all night but those three or four times he gets loose can change the game with his play-making ability. The Ravens look capable of answering right away.

  19. Touchdown Bills

    Baltimore Ravens 3-10 Buffalo Bills

    Wakey, wakey there's a game on! What a drive by the Bills to open up the second half as they look like the team we thought they were, mixing up the run and the pass and finishing it off with a Josh Allen pass to Stefon Diggs - who else?

    A first touchdown of the game and now Baltimore have to open it up and respond - you may have been nodding off after that first half but that drive should have woken you up.

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  20. Bills run!

    Baltimore Ravens 3-3 Buffalo Bills

    Devin Singletary has been a spectator so far but the running back finally gets the ball in his hands and has had a bit of success with a couple of nice runs as the Bills get into the red zone with already more intent than the entire first half.