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The Broncos have been criticized for choosing to take a knee with 31 seconds left in regulation on Saturday and the score against the Ravens tied at 35. And since success has a thousand fathers and failure is an orphan, Broncos receiver Eric Decker was …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' savviest signings this offseason came at a small costCorey Graham, Jacoby Jones and Justin Tucker are GM Ozzie Newsome's latest key findsNFL general managers aren't unlike most discerning shoppers, scouring the marketplace for bargains and trying to avoid wasting precious dollars.Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' Rosburg was a candidate for Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancyTalks never went beyond preliminary stagesLooking to fill their head-coaching vacancy, the Chicago Bears had interest in Ravens’ assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg. However, the talks between the two sides never went beyondUpvote Share TweetThe Patriots take secrecy about injuries seriously. So seriously that rookie defensive end Chandler Jones won’t tell his own brother how he’s feeling. Of course, that’s largely because Chandler’s brother, Arthur Jones, plays for the Ravens. ArthurUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens 'upset' after special teams errors vs. BroncosIn wake of giving up 2 TDs on returns, Rosburg and others vow improved play against PatriotsThe thrill of Saturday's 38-35 double-overtime win against the Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional round swept up Ravens players and coaches alike. But when the…Upvote Share TweetMagazine has history of jinxing athletes it featuresThe Baltimore Ravens proved last week that they could beat not just the Denver Broncos but the Las Vegas oddsmakers who had predicted their defeat. But can they now beat the Sports Illustrated jinx?Upvote Share TweetNew England Patriots QB is 5-2 against the Ravens in his career, but his numbers aren't extraordinaryRavens defensive coordinator Dean Pees was on Bill Belichick 's staff for six seasons, so he had to deal with quarterback Tom Brady and the New England …Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots have a roster spot to fill before this weekend’s game against the Ravens. They officially placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Thursday, four days after breaking a bone in his left arm for the second time this season. The injuUpvote Share Tweet
Patriots' Vince Wilfork is one big problem for Ravens6-foot-2, 325-pound defensive lineman 'is a beast,' according to running back Ray RiceFor a big man, Vince Wilfork moves around a lot. On one snap, he can be at left defensive end or tackle. On another snap, he can be at the same position on the right s…Upvote Share TweetSince trading for cornerback, New England is allowing fewer passing yards and touchdown passes and a lower completion percentageThe New England Patriots’ pass defense has been improving lately, and one of the reasons can be traced to the presence of corUpvote Share TweetCorey Graham signed as a free agent with the Ravens during the offseason and has played well, starting eight games at cornerback in the regular season and two more in the playoffs, and intercepting Peyton Manning twice in Baltimore’s upset at Denver. GrUpvote Share TweetIf the Baltimore Ravens need a field goal in the waning seconds of the AFC Championship Game, they'll call upon a rookie with little regard for history.Upvote Share TweetRavens backup running back Bernard Pierce missed practice Thursday, a day after he said he would play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. He was limited Wednesday with a knee injury. Pierce aggravated a knee injury in the third quarter of Saturday's doub…Upvote Share TweetEd Reed could be playing in his final game with the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. But this might not be his last one in New England. Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowl safety, is an unrestricted free agent in March, and there have not been…Upvote Share TweetRavens special-teams ace said he made 'selfish' commentsAfter making critical remarks Sunday night about the New England Patriots on social media, Ravens special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said he quickly knew it was something that coach John Harbaugh…Upvote Share Tweet
Skip Bayless' take on 'Joe Fluke-o'ESPN's Skip Bayless has never been a fan of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Not sure if you could tell by his nickname for him: Joe Fluke-o. In his latest column, Bayless explains why Flacco still has a lot to prove despite leading the Ravens t…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens will be facing tight salary cap situation this offseasonAs the AFC North champion Ravens chase a Super Bowl berth heading into Sunday's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots, their offseason outlook is beginning to crystallize.Upvote Share Tweet
One Step From New OrleansCNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksCNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksUpvote Share Tweet
Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim HerringThere's a whiff of the past in the Ravens' current playoff run. So said Kim Herring, strong safety on the Super Bowl XXXV championship team.Upvote Share Tweet
Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fightThe NFL Films cameras caught an amusing incident between Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs and Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan during Saturday’s game, in which Suggs challenged Bannan to a fight - but convinced the ref not to throw a flag by sUpvote Share TweetWhile memory of last year's loss to New England Patriots in AFC title game may linger, players are united in belief that Sunday's game stands apartFrom extending inside linebacker Ray Lewis’ last hurrah to getting to the Super Bowl for the first time siUpvote Share TweetCan a billboard become bulletin board material? There are billboards springing up in the Boston area that are counting down to Ray Lewis' retirement party. It features a countdown of the days, hours and minutes until the kickoff of Sunday's AFC Champion…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens wary of Wes WelkerDefense has contained Patriots wide receiver, but he did catch eight balls for 142 yards in last meeting in SeptemberThe Ravens are one of the few teams that have not allowed New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker to enjoy too much success when t…Upvote Share TweetEvery 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
Ravens want to be latest fantastic four seedThe No. 1 seeds in the NFL playoffs should have the best records in the conference championship games. They are the teams who are always guaranteed to play at home if they make it this far. But, for some reason, it's actually the fourth seeds who have b…Upvote Share TweetFriedgen: 'If I had a son, I'd like him to be just like Torrey'After every game, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith returns to his phone and finds a text message from his former University of Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen . Some texts, like the one Fried…Upvote Share TweetLike every morning in the AFC North blog, here's your wake-up call ... RAVENS: Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones thinks his younger brother, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, will play in the AFC Championship Game, but he hasn't gotten any insi…Upvote Share Tweet
Digest: Ravens' Brigance to receive Community Service AwardSagamore Racing is sponsor of Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park on MondaySports Legends MuseumUpvote Share TweetThe New York Jets have one less name to consider for their vacant offensive coordinator position. According to Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday, the Jets will not hire former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron as the replacement for the fi…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: A New Look For EaglesJan 17Episode 251: Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson discusses looking forward to working with Chip Kelly and his new offense. The NFL32 crew breaks down which defensive player will have the biggest impact in the AFC Championship game.
Offensive Keys On Championship SundayJan 17Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
'Sound FX': 2012 Baltimore RavensJan 17Take a listen to some of the best sounds from the Baltimore Ravensâ€™ roller-coaster season leading up to their big double-overtime victory over the Denver Broncos.
Boston Hot Button: Ravens Offensive ChallengesJan 17What is the Ravens biggest offensive threat, the vertical passing game or the ground game? ESPNBoston's Field Yates and Mike Rodak debate the challenges for the Patriots.
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksJan 17Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …Jan 17This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.