Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and playoff-savvy Baltimore forced five turnovers to beat the
youthful Kansas City Chiefs 30-7 in the NFL playoffs on Sunday.
With Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis leading a third-quarter surge, the Ravens (13-4) broke open a close game with a touchdown and two field goals off three turnovers.
The AFC West-winning Chiefs (10-7) have now gone 17 years since their last playoff victory, and own the NFL record with seven straight postseason losses.
Baltimore will hit the road again to play AFC North rival Pittsburgh on Saturday in the third matchup against the Steelers this season.
Flacco's 4-yard scoring pass to Anquan Boldin with 32 seconds left in the third quarter put the Ravens up 23-7.
The score came six plays after Dawan Landry picked off a pass by Matt Cassel to set up Baltimore at the Chiefs 31.