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Linebacker criticized New England's offense and more on his Twitter account Sunday nightAfter criticizing the New England Patriots on social media one day earlier, Ravens reserve linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo quickly backpedaled MUpvote Share Tweet
New offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell shows patience with play-callingNew offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell shows patience with play-callingUpvote Share Tweet
Tim Tebow’s brother apologizes for gloating over Broncos’ lossTim Tebow’s big brother is sorry for taking delight in the loss of Tebow’s former team. Peter Tebow went on Twitter immediately after the Broncos’ loss to the Ravens on Saturday and said he was happy to see the Broncos lose. He also took a shot at PUpvote Share TweetCase against Ravens linebacker was flawed from start"Some mistakes we never stop paying for." - Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, in "The Natural," the 1984 Barry Levinson film based on the Bernard Malamud novel.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 14, 2013In between the first and second overtimes Saturday, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker rushed onto the field and took a few practice kicks. Four plays into the second overtime, Tucker hit the winning, 47-yard field goal. Practice kicks are certainly unusual, b…Upvote Share Tweet
Torrey Smith downplays effects of trash talkingRavens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo wrote that he doesn't respect Patriots' offense, later apologizedAfter the stir created by the Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo when he wrote that he doesn't respect the New England Patriots' offense before later issuing a…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 14, 2013All due respect to Rob Gronkowski and his unique skill set, but the Patriots will survive without their tight end's presence. Sidelined with a broken arm, Gronk is forced to miss the remainder of the postseason as the Patriots move on to face the Ravens…Upvote Share TweetBroncos coach John Fox says quarterback Peyton Manning does not deserve the blame for Saturday’s loss to the Ravens. The Broncos’ secondary, however, is another story. Fox acknowledged at his season-ending press conference today that it took a major sUpvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens quarterback's contract is expiring, talks to pick up again after the seasonHaving already outdueled Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck this postseason, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco now takes aim at New England Patriots quarterback Tom BradUpvote Share TweetThe Patriots put up an impressive performance against the Texans on Sunday afternoon, allowing them to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second straight year. They’ll be facing the Ravens next week, just as they did last season, and Tom CurraUpvote Share TweetThe Patriots advanced to another AFC Championship Game with Sunday’s win over the Texans, but they aren’t going to have tight end Rob Gronkowski against the Ravens. Gronkowski re-injured the left forearm he broke earlier this season and will need to hUpvote Share TweetThe NFL is invincible. After a season of unnecessary distractions and safety crises and owner collusion and labor stoppages, in the course of two days the sport managed to put on two games that were so good they make you want to run through a fucking br…Upvote Share Tweet
Timing was good for Terrell Suggs' best game of seasonBaltimore Ravens outside linebacker has 10 tackles, two sacks against BroncosAlthough it wasn't quite a vintage performance for Terrell Suggs, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year turned in his best performance since returning from a partially to…Upvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013The sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.Upvote Share Tweet
Denver's CBS Affiliate Seems Really Confused About Which Teams Are Playing In The AFC Championshipdeadspin.com Jan 14, 2013As you already know, the Denver Broncos fell this weekend to the Baltimore Ravens in a double-OT thriller. The city of Denver, it seems, is still a bit in denial. Here's a graphic that ran during last night's 6 p.m. newscast, one that's exceptionally bi…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens already exorcised some demonsESPN.com Jan 14, 2013One of the major storylines for Sunday's AFC Championship Game is how the Ravens get a chance to make up for the final-minute mishaps last season in New England that cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. When the Ravens meet the Patriots again Sunday, it …Upvote Share Tweet
Divisional playoff LVPs: Broncos secondary finished lastyahoo.com Jan 14, 2013Everyone covering passes for the Denver Broncos: You can blame safety Rahim Moore all you want for losing coverage on the 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation of the Baltimore Ravens' 38-35 overtime w…Upvote Share TweetIf his boss was a little bolder, there’s a strong chance Mike McCoy would be busy today game-planning for the AFC Championship Game. But after losing to the Ravens Saturday, McCoy’s offseason plans are wide open, and he’s filling them. According toUpvote Share Tweet
Instead of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game, the consolation prize is Tom Brady vs. Ray Lewisnydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013It’s a bit of a letdown that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning won’t battle it out in the AFC Championship Game next week with a chance for Manning to close the gap on Brady on the list of the all-time greats.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Run and Shootaround: The Long Good-byegrantland.com Jan 14, 2013Ray Lewis Is Truly Awesome Ray Lewis has described many things as awesome. He dieted and exercised before this season and showed up to camp at his ...Upvote Share Tweet
Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing?Jan 14San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick showed off his passing and running ability on Saturday, but which one is the bigger story? Our analysts discuss Kaepernick, as well as the QB matchup of Joe Flacco versus Peyton Manning.
NFL Live OT: Takeaway From Divisional PlayoffsJan 14Tim Hasselbeck, Merril Hoge and Eric Mangini discuss their biggest takeaway from the divisional playoffs.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Divisional RoundJan 14Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Ayanbadejo Takes Shots At PatsJan 14Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge discuss Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo's tweets about the Patriots.
NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for nowJan 14The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…Jan 14DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…