3 Baltimore Ravens at their hottest at the right time

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2. Jadeveon Clowney is on a mission for the Baltimore Ravens 

Jadeveon Clowney looks like he is playing to set his legacy. As a former number-one overall pick, he has not quite lived up to that expectation, but he has always been a good football player. This year, he is earning his stripes as one of the best defenders on a vaunted Baltimore Ravens defense. 

Clowney had a good year in the first half, but in the final nine games, he really turned it on. He has 25 pressures since week 11, including two in the divisional round. 

More than that, Clowney has been a strong asset as a run defender. He made a couple of huge tackles early in the game that set the tone for what would happen on the ground. 

The Ravens have a solid rotation of Clowney, Kyle Van Noy, and Odafe Oweh on the edges. These three are going to have to dominate the Chiefs tackle to make Patrick Mahomes flustered. If any of these three have to lead that charge, it has to be Clowney. This could be a huge playoff run that changes some perceptions around him. So far, it has.