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Chuck Pagano says it will be 'special' to return to Baltimore as Colts coach
Former Ravens defensive coordinator has received frequent messages from his former players during battle with leukemiaThe visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following last year's AFC championship game was eerily silent when a sharply attired Chuck…Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday's wild-card game will feature a reunion, and it's not just the Colts coming back to Baltimore. The referee for the game is Mike Carey, who has a history with Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. Seven years ago, in a game when the Ravens committed a …Upvote Share Tweet
Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advanceyahoo.com Updated Jan 4, 2013As he did last year for the playoffs, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog during the playoffs to break down the key games, players and moments each weekend. Make sure you like the Of…Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmy Smith said he's rounding back into formRavens cornerback has been back for the last three games after missing five straight while recovering from sports hernia surgery, but he got his most extensive action of December in Sunday's loss to BengalsJimmy Smith has been back for the Ravens’ lastUpvote Share Tweet
Anquan Boldin named Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the YearVeteran wide receiver honored for charitable effortsVeteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been named the Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the Year, recognizing him for his charitable efforts and play on the field.Upvote Share Tweet34-year-old veteran said Ray Lewis is a big part of his successful career with Ravens34-year-old veteran said Ray Lewis is a big part of his successful career with RavensUpvote Share Tweet
Paul Kruger, Ravens leader in sacks with nine, fell one short of goalOutside linebacker aiming for 10, but still happy about his production in 2012Finishing the regular season as a team leader in sacks would be an honor for many players.Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will make his return from a torn triceps in Sunday's wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts, coach John Harbaugh said Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Kooper's North pays tribute to Ray Lewis with food, drink specialsLet's just say that Ray Lewis had better not pull a Brett Favre and, like, come back.Upvote Share Tweet
Wild-card weekend preview: Steady diet of Ray Rice should end Colts’ remarkable seasonyahoo.com Updated Jan 4, 2013There will be no shortage of intriguing story lines when the Indianapolis Colts visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Following a 2-14 season in 2011, the Colts fired longtime assistant and then-head coach Jim Caldwell, hired Chuck Pagano away from the …Upvote Share TweetWhile the Ravens will be playing to extend Ray Lewis' career at least one more game, the Colts have been buoyed by the return of coach Chuck Pagano -- the Ravens' defensive coordinator a year ago -- from fighting cancer.Upvote Share Tweet
Pending free agent linebacker Dannell Ellerbe wants to remain a RavenBaltimore Ravens inside linebacker had 89 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks this seasonStanding at his locker inside team headquarters, Ravens inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe made it abundantly clear that he prefers to remain in Baltimore when he becomes a free ag…Upvote Share Tweet
Favorable history for AFC sixth seedIf the Bengals beat the Texans on Saturday, would it really be considered an upset? Not based on the recent history of the sixth seed in the AFC. For the past four seasons, the sixth seed in the AFC has won three times in the wild-card round. In the 200…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens need Rice to break playoff slumpEveryone remembers Ray Rice's first carry as a starting running back in the postseason. Three years ago in New England, he broke an 83-yard run for a touchdown, the second-longest run in NFL playoff history. What you may not know is how Rice has failed …Upvote Share Tweet
Coffee Companion: Osemele makes Kiper's All-Rookie teamEvery morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workda…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card WeekendJan 4NFL Live OT previews this weekends' NFL playoff games.
Ray Lewis Probable Vs ColtsJan 4John Clayton with the latest on Ray Lewis' playing status for the Ravens' playoff matchup against the Colts.
Sunday Wild-Card PreviewJan 4Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview Sunday's wild-card matchups between Indianapolis-Baltimore and Seattle-Washington.
Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draftJan 4All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win bigJan 4The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draftJan 4LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card roundJan 4Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: