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Ray Lewis has proved to be a factor in Ravens' 2 playoff games

Ray Lewis has proved to be a factor in Ravens' 2 playoff games

baltimoresun.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
Linebacker leads team in tackles this postseason but holds firm that he's retiring after run endsRay Lewis' trademark instincts kicked in again Saturday, a display of football savvy punctuated by the Ravens inside linebacker slamming Denver Broncos rook…
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  • Torrey Smith growing in stature with each big catch

    Torrey Smith growing in stature with each big catch

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ravens wide receiver is determined to be best in the gameThe knock on Ralph Friedgen's office door interrupted a major session of second guessing.
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  • Ravens kicker Justin Tucker can't escape Billy Cundiff's miss

    Ravens kicker Justin Tucker can't escape Billy Cundiff's miss

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Rookie connected on 30 of 33 field goals in regular season, but last year's AFC championship still fresh in everyone's mindRookie connected on 30 of 33 field goals in regular season, but last year's AFC championship still fresh in everyone's mind
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  • 'He's really special,' Patriots coach Bill Belichick says of Ed…

    'He's really special,' Patriots coach Bill Belichick says of Ed Reed

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ravens free safety has 61 career interceptionsIt's no secret in NFL circles that Ravens free safety Ed Reed is a big fan of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, getting to know him at the Pro Bowl.
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  • Bernard Pierce limited, Brendon Ayanbadejo practiced Wednesday

    Bernard Pierce limited, Brendon Ayanbadejo practiced Wednesday

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Despite being absent for portion open to media, both players participated in Wednesday's sessionRookie running back Bernard Pierce participated on a limited basis in the Ravens' first practice of the week leading up to Sunday’s AFC championship game aga
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  • Woodhead, Jones limited in Patriots practice

    Woodhead, Jones limited in Patriots practice

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Patriots got back on the practice field Wednesday to start preparations for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Ravens and they were missing just one player who has a chance of playing. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard missed the session, but the t
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  • Anquan Boldin says of Sunday’s game:  “We’ll win”

    Anquan Boldin says of Sunday’s game: “We’ll win”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones opted not to take the bait when I asked him during today’s PFT Live whether he’ll be spending next week in Hawaii preparing for the Pro Bowl or the following week in his hometown of New Orleans preparing for the Super Bowl
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  • No major injury concerns for Ravens

    No major injury concerns for Ravens

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Bernard Pierce was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury but the Ravens backup running back expects to play Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at New England. Beyond that, the Ravens' key contributors remain relatively healthy. The only pl…
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  • Arthur Jones thinks his brother will play Sunday

    Arthur Jones thinks his brother will play Sunday

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Chandler Jones injured ankle in Patriots' win Sunday vs. Texans, but Ravens defensive end expects to see younger brother on field in AFC championship gameNew England Patriots coach Bill Belichick hasn’t disclosed much on rookie defensive end Chandler Jo
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  • Lee Evans not haunted by failed catch

    Lee Evans not haunted by failed catch

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Nearly every Ravens player has talked this week about hoping to play the AFC Championship Game at New England so the team could redeem itself from last year's loss. But not every player will have that shot at a second chance. Former Ravens wide receiver…
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  • Ravens QB Dennis Dixon on Chip Kelly being hired by Eagles: 'I'…

    Ravens QB Dennis Dixon on Chip Kelly being hired by Eagles: 'I'm in awe'

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Former Oregon quarterback says Chip Kelly is ready for the NFLWhen Ravens practice squad quarterback and former Oregon star Dennis Dixon got word that the Philadelphia Eagles had hired Ducks coach Chip Kelly as the replacement for Andy Reid, his first r…
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  • Breaking down Sunday's AFC championship game with Mark Daniels …

    Breaking down Sunday's AFC championship game with Mark Daniels of The Boston Herald

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that week. This week, I chatted with reporter Mark Daniels, who covers The New England Patriots for The Boston Herald.
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  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling …

    Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will look on from afar this year

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''
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  • PFT Live: Jacoby Jones and Panthers talk with Darin Gantt

    PFT Live: Jacoby Jones and Panthers talk with Darin Gantt

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones turned in one of the most memorable plays of this season last Saturday when he reeled in a 70-yard pass for a game-tying touchdown with less than a minute to play in what became a 38-35 overtime win over the Broncos. Jo…
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  • Playoff run puts Flacco on road to respect

    Playoff run puts Flacco on road to respect

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Here are some facts about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game: Flacco is a winner. His 61 wins, including playoffs, are the most by an NFL quarterback since he stepped into the league in 2008. He has the strongest a…
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  • Coffee Companion (1/16): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (1/16): your daily Ravens fix

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    Every 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…
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  • Ravens might not be able to keep Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerb…

    Ravens might not be able to keep Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    For much of this season, there’s been discussion about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s pending free agency and what kind of contract he’ll work out to remain in Baltimore. The discussions have always been framed around the offense, but the decision
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  • Wake-up: Frontrunner for Browns' GM job?

    Wake-up: Frontrunner for Browns' GM job?

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    It will be the usual Wednesday routine with the weekly column getting posted around noon and the online chat kicking off at 2 p.m. Here's your wake-up call ... RAVENS: With the Harbaugh brothers back in the conference championship games for a second str…
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  • Connolly's Bar: Best year for a Baltimore sports fan?

    Connolly's Bar: Best year for a Baltimore sports fan?

    baltimoresun.com Jan 16, 2013
    I wrote a little about this before. But now I want your opinion.
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos 04:53

    'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos

    Jan 16
    Relive Saturday's classic AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos through the microphone of linebacker Terrell Suggs.
  • Video - Best of Championship Wednesday 01:52

    Best of Championship Wednesday

    Jan 16
    Players from the Falcons, Patriots, Ravens and 49ers took to the podium to address the media. Check out our collection of the best quotes from Championship Wednesday.
  • Video - Road To The Superdome: Ravens 05:34

    Road To The Superdome: Ravens

    Jan 16
    Dan Graziano and Jamison Hensley talk about the Ravens' chances of reaching the Superdome
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Conference Championships 01:58

    Inside the Huddle: Conference Championships

    Jan 16
    Inside the Huddle reveals the stats behind Matt Ryan's nickname "Matty Ice," the Cowboys moving from the 3-4 defense to the Cover Two scheme, how the Patriots may adapt to the loss of Rob Gronkowski, and why Joe Flacco has rediscovered himself.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''
  • Jim Trotter: Remarkably resilient Gore getting better with age in San Fran…

    Jan 16
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For obvious reasons, we spent much of the season marveling at the freakish recuperative powers of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who made a serious run at the single-season rushing record despite being less than a year remo…