Baltimore (8-6) at Los Angeles Chargers (11-3), 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network. A pair of AFC contenders meet at Stub Hub Centre Saturday evening as the Los Angeles Chargers host the Baltimore Ravens in the second Saturday night contest. Both teams were close winners last week and look to improve their playoff hopes.

Baltimore kept their playoff hopes alive in Charm City after they came away 20-12 winners over Tampa Bay last Sunday. After a scoreless first quarter, the Ravens took a 10-9 lead with them to the intermission thanks to a 24-yard field goal by Jeff Tucker with nine seconds left before the break, then got 10 more points in the second half, courtesy of a 10-yard TD run by RB Gino Edwards and a second Tucker field goal to close out the Baltimore scoring plays. Edwards led all rushers with 104 yards as Baltimore outrushed Tampa Bay 242-85 and rookie QB Lamar Jackson faced off against another former Heisman winner,  throwing for 131 yards and a TD, while Jameis Winston threw for 157 yards with an interception and a sack (Jackson was sacked twice but was interception-free). Baltimore went 9 of 16 on third down (the Ravens were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 37:10, while the Buccaneers kept the ball for 22:50, going 3 of 10 on third down and 0 for 1 on fourth down.

The Chargers clinched a playoff spot after they edged out Kansas City 29-28 at Arrowhead Stadium last Thursday night. Los Angeles trailed 14-7 at the intermission in the Show-Me State, then proceeded to chip away at that deficit, outscoring the Chiefs 22-14 in the final 30 minutes of action in the AFC West contest. Chargers WR Mike Williams had a pair of TDs in the second half, one rushing from 19 yards out with 4:57 left in the third and the second a 1-yard toss from Phililp Rivers that would pull the Chargers to within one with four seconds left. Williams and Rivers would then connect on the two-point try to take the road win and pull themselves even with the Chiefs at 11-3.

Los Angeles outrushed the Chieft 119-60 and Rivers threw for 313 yards and a pair of TDs, including the game-winner, while Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes threw for 243 with a pair TDs as well (Rivers was sacked five times and threw a pair of interceptions, while Mahomes was sacked twice but did not throw a pick). Both teams went 6 for 10 on third down, the Chargers were 1 of 1 on fourth down and they held the ball for 33:16, while the Chiefs kept the pigskin for 26:44.

Baltimore leads the series 6-5 (including contests that were played in San Diego) and the Ravens have outscored the Bolts 231-226. Both teams took their last wins in the series in Charm City; the Ravens’ last win came in 2015 by a final of 29-26, while the Chargers were 34-33 winners in 2014. The Bolts are 5-point favorites at Stub Hub and the over/under’s 44 1/2. The Chargers know they’re in the playoffs, it’s the AFC West they want. Baltimore’s looking to stay in the hunt and pass Pittsburgh in the AFC North. Baltimore makes this one close but the Chargers prevail at home, taking the win on Saturday night.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network: Mike Tirico, Kurt Warner, Peter Schrager (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Ross Tucker, Olivia Dekker; SIRIUS: 81 (Baltimore), 83 (Los Angeles Chargers); XM: 226 (Baltimore), 225 (Los Angeles Chargers)

Referee: Clete Blakeman

Injury Report

Baltimore
QUESTIONABLE: TE Nicholas Boyle (Concussion), LB Matt Judon (Knee), S Anthony Levine (Toe), G Alexander Lewis (Shoulder)

Los Angeles Chargers
DOUBTFUL: RB Austin Ekeler (Neck)
OUT: TE Sean Culkin (Back)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Keenan Allen (Hip)

Weather: Partly Cloudy and 63 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)