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A great day to be an NFL fan

A great day to be an NFL fan

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 12, 2013
These are the days that remind us how great the NFL is. Two playoff classics - the Ravens beating the Broncos in double overtime and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick emerging as a superstar in a win over the Packers - made Saturday a wonderful day t
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  • Ravens notebook: Corey Graham comes up big against Broncos

    Ravens notebook: Corey Graham comes up big against Broncos

    baltimoresun.com Jan 12, 2013
    Cornerback intercepts Peyton Manning twice, returning one for a score in the Ravens' winReading the eyes of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Ravens cornerback Corey Graham broke on the football and undercut wide receiver Brandon Stokley to int…
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  • Peyton Manning on the losing end of another playoff upset

    Peyton Manning on the losing end of another playoff upset

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    DENVER — This wasn't Peyton Manning's fault. John Fox got a little conservative. Safety Rahim Moore somehow let Jacoby Jones behind him for a miraculous touchdown with less than a minute left. The Ravens put up 479 yards. When a 10-point underdog pulls
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  • CBS telecast marred by Peyton-Manning-is-God story line

    CBS telecast marred by Peyton-Manning-is-God story line

    baltimoresun.com Jan 12, 2013
    But I would not have missed a second of this epic gameCBS came into Sunday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos with a clear story line in its mind: Peyton Manning is God, and all our cameras and announcers are here to worship him.
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  • Torrey Smith shows his speed against Pro Bowl CB Champ Bailey

    Torrey Smith shows his speed against Pro Bowl CB Champ Bailey

    baltimoresun.com Jan 12, 2013
    Ravens speedy wide receiver Torrey Smith must have looked like a different person to Denver Broncos star cornerback Champ Bailey on Saturday.
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  • Ravens special teams breakdowns cost team early

    Ravens special teams breakdowns cost team early

    baltimoresun.com Jan 12, 2013
    Tucker's game-winning field goal was the bright spot for the unit- Ultimately, it was a special teams play that lifted the Ravens into the AFC championship game.
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  • Baltimore Ravens quite skilled at tackling teammates (VIDEO)

    Baltimore Ravens quite skilled at tackling teammates (VIDEO)

    The Baltimore Ravens outlasted the Denver Broncos to win 38-35 in double overtime. The game was the best of the 2013 playoffs, and will be remembered as one of the best playoff games of all-time. But that doesn't mean there weren't some hilariously terr…
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  • Watch Ray Lewis Yell About Weapons After The Ravens Beat The Br…

    Watch Ray Lewis Yell About Weapons After The Ravens Beat The Broncos

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    Here's Ray Lewis's response to Solomon Wilcots's first post-game question after the Ravens beat the Broncos in double overtime. He's quoting Isaiah 54:17, which in the New King James Version reads: More »
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  • Infinite Manningfaces For The Game Of The Year: Ravens-Broncos,…

    Infinite Manningfaces For The Game Of The Year: Ravens-Broncos, In 11 GIFs

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    Baltimore 38, Baltimore 35: Deep exhale. What the fuck just happened? Two weeks into the playoffs, a Super Bowl front-runner is knocked out, sent home by a team that many thought had backed into the playoffs, and which has a roster that's light on talen…
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  • Time for Jim Caldwell to get consideration for another coaching…

    Time for Jim Caldwell to get consideration for another coaching job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    As Jacksonville G.M. Dave Caldwell compiles the list of candidates for the Jaguars’ head-coaching job, he should look no farther than his own name. Last name, not first name. Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, thrust into the position last month
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  • After pick by Pack, Kaepernick strikes back

    After pick by Pack, Kaepernick strikes back

    If you’re watching the fantastic finish in Denver, you’re missing a stunning start in San Francisco. While the Broncos and Ravens are busily playing overtime, the Packers and 49ers are playing a great first quarter in their own playoff game, with Coli
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  • Joe Flacco connects with Jacoby Jones to send Broncos-Ravens ga…

    Joe Flacco connects with Jacoby Jones to send Broncos-Ravens game into overtime

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    Just when you thought the Baltimore Ravens were out of the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos, Joe Flacco pulled them back in. With 41 seconds left in regulation, the Broncos up, 35-28, and the ball at the Baltimore 30-yard line, Flacco we…
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  • Simply Stunning: The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin T…

    Simply Stunning: The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin Tuck…

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal in the second overtime in Baltimore's 38-35 victory over Denver in an AFC divisional playoff.
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  • Peyton Manning’s third-quarter fumble brings the Tuck Rule back…

    Peyton Manning’s third-quarter fumble brings the Tuck Rule back into the spotlight

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    Depending on where you stand on the NFL's "Tuck Rule," the Baltimore Ravens either got a fumble recovery they deserved with 2:37 left in the third quarter, or the Denver Broncos were completely jobbed by a rule that should not even be in the r…
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  • Ravens-Broncos tied going into fourth quarter

    Ravens-Broncos tied going into fourth quarter

    After benefitting from what initially appeared to be a “tuck rule” special which wasn’t called that way, the Ravens have tied their game at Denver entering the fourth quarter. After taking over on a short field after a Peyton Manning fumble - whic
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  • Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith torch Champ Bailey for two touchdow…

    Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith torch Champ Bailey for two touchdowns in first half of Ravens-Broncos

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may be erratic at times, but when he's on, there may be no better player in the league when it comes to pure arm talent. Flacco has certainly proven that in the first half of the divisional game between the Ravens…
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  • Aging defensive stars taking a beating in Denver

    Aging defensive stars taking a beating in Denver

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    Today is not the day to be an older defensive legend. Despite multiple reports (in case you missed them) that it could be Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ last game, it’s hard to tell he’s even in Denver. And Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, who isn’t
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  • Peyton Manning throws perfect pass to Brandon Stokely to bring …

    Peyton Manning throws perfect pass to Brandon Stokely to bring Broncos-Ravens to 14-14 at end of first quarter

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    There have been just two times in NFL playoff history that a first quarter ended with a 14-14 tie until today's game between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos started the scoring with a 90-yard punt return from Trindon Holliday, and B…
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  • Manning bounces back with long drive, ties game

    Manning bounces back with long drive, ties game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    Yes, this is now officially better than Wild Card weekend. It’s not even the second quarter, and both sides have taken turns making big plays, with the Ravens and Broncos tied 14-14. Peyton Manning just tied it back up with a 15-yard touchdown pass to B
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  • Ravens get a pick six, may have gotten away with pass interfere…

    Ravens get a pick six, may have gotten away with pass interference

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    It would be a stretch to blame Peyton Manning for his first interception against the Ravens. But the Broncos sure might have a case to blame the officials. On a short pass to Eric Decker, Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown tipped the ball in the air. The re…
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  • Glove not making a difference as Ravens reclaim lead

    Glove not making a difference as Ravens reclaim lead

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    Much has been made this week of Peyton Manning’s record in cold weather games, and the fact he’s wearing a glove on his throwing hand. CBS’ Solomon Wilcots even reported that Manning was sticking his hand into a bucket of ice water in practice, to s
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  • Big plays abound in early going in Denver

    Big plays abound in early going in Denver

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    Broncos return man Trindon Holliday just returned a Ravens punt 90 yards for a touchdown, staking his team to a 7-0 lead. And in the process, he could be extending an amazing streak. Holliday hasn’t lost a game this season, as he was cut by the Texans w
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  • Welcome to Denver — it’s cold (almost the coldest game of Peyto…

    Welcome to Denver — it’s cold (almost the coldest game of Peyton Manning’s career, in fact)

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    DENVER - The pregame chatter about it being very cold here for the AFC playoff game between the Ravens and Broncos is very true. Trust me. This is very close to being the coldest game of Peyton Manning's NFL career, in fact. The coldest game Manning has…
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  • Goodell has no issue in handling of RGIII's injury

    Goodell has no issue in handling of RGIII's injury

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    DENVER (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he doesn't have a problem with the way the Washington Redskins medical staff handled Robert Griffin III's knee injury.
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  • Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    Baltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS): It'll be cold and probably lopsided, but the first thing might negate the second thing, so who knows. It'll also either be the last game of Ray Lewis's career or the last game of Peyton Manning's much-ballyhooed com…
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  • Cold Weather Football Is The Best: Answering All Your Questions…

    Cold Weather Football Is The Best: Answering All Your Questions About Today's 20° Below Freezing AFC Divisional Game

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    So, what's the weather going to be like in Denver today? More »
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  • Ravens rookie CB Asa Jackson active today after four-game suspe…

    Ravens rookie CB Asa Jackson active today after four-game suspension

    baltimoresun.com Jan 12, 2013
    Ravens scratch David Reed, Chris Johnson, five others for today's playoff gameRavens reserve rookie cornerback Asa Jackson is active for today's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Denver Broncos, his first game following four-game suspension
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  • Broncos and Ravens enter game with all their regulars

    Broncos and Ravens enter game with all their regulars

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    As unusual as it seems, both teams enter today’s first Divisional Round playoff game with either mostly or completely healthy rosters. The Ravens don’t have anyone inactive because of injuries. They’ve deactivated wide receivers David Reed and Deont
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  • Tracy Porter headlines Broncos, Ravens inactive lists

    Tracy Porter headlines Broncos, Ravens inactive lists

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos have released their inactive lists for Saturday's divisional playoffs game and, as expected, there were no surprises. For the Broncos, cornerback Tracy Porter had been ruled out with a concussion. The Broncos had …
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  • Ravens, Broncos to deal with frigid temps

    Ravens, Broncos to deal with frigid temps

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    That glove Peyton Manning has been wearing on his throwing hand will come in quite handy Saturday for what could be the coldest home postseason game in Denver Broncos' history.
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  • Ravens 14, Broncos 7

    Ravens 14, Broncos 7

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    A resurgent Peyton Manning has the Broncos in search of their 12th consecutive victory. But can Ray Lewis and Baltimore spoil Denver's path to the Super Bowl? Follow the action.
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  • No love for AFC North on All-Pro team

    No love for AFC North on All-Pro team

    ESPN.com baltimoresun.com Jan 12, 2013
    Last season, six players from the AFC North were named Associated Press first-team All-Pros. Only half made it this season. Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, Ravens fullback Vonta Leach and Ravens return man Jacoby Jones were the lone representative…
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  • Jets consider dipping into college ranks for offensive coordina…

    Jets consider dipping into college ranks for offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    The Jets have identified three former NFL offensive coordinators as candidates to replace Tony Sparano.  And while, as ESPN reported this morning, former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is the favorite, the list is growing. Bruce Feldman of CBS…
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Recap: BAL-DEN 04:20

    Countdown Daily Recap: BAL-DEN

    Jan 12
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Ravens' 38-35 overtime win over the Broncos.
  • Video - Flacco On Win In Double-OT 00:43

    Flacco On Win In Double-OT

    Jan 12
    Joe Flacco discusses his fourth-quarter touchdown to Jacoby Jones, which sent the game into overtime.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice: 'Ravens are a team of destiny' 01:29

    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice: 'Ravens are a team of destiny'

    Jan 12
    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice lets his emotions loose following a dramatic divisional playoff win vs. the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis: 'One of the greatest wins in Ravens history' 03:29

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis: 'One of the greatest wins in Ravens history'

    Jan 12
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis takes to the podium to discuss the Ravens' huge win over the Denver Broncos, and what it means to be able to play for another week.

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    Jan 12
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