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McPhee has endured a tough year in Ravens' Super Bowl season

McPhee has endured a tough year in Ravens' Super Bowl season

baltimoresun.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
Defensive end dealt with the deaths of three relatives and also struggled through injuriesDefensive end dealt with the deaths of three relatives and also struggled through injuries
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  • Joe Flacco’s agent says he should be league’s highest paid QB

    Joe Flacco’s agent says he should be league’s highest paid QB

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has made the playoffs in each of his five seasons in the NFL and now has a Super Bowl ring and MVP award under his belt as well. According to Brian A. Shactman of CNBC, Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, will be looking t
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  • Obama congratulates Ravens on Super Bowl

    Obama congratulates Ravens on Super Bowl

    President Barack Obama is congratulating the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Braun shows up in Miami PED records

    Braun shows up in Miami PED records

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun says he used the person who ran the Florida clinic now under investigation by Major League Baseball as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year and nothing more.
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  • Record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

    Record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Super Bowl was streamed online by 3 million people, an increase from the 2.1 million who watched the big game online last year, according to CBS.
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  • 200,000-plus welcome Ravens back to Baltimore

    200,000-plus welcome Ravens back to Baltimore

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    Team members show off Lombardi Trophy, thank fansShawn Dyson closed his barbershop and let his 10-year-old daughter skip school Tuesday, hoping they could become part of Baltimore sports history.
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  • Ravens parade is a 'once in a lifetime' experience for Howard f…

    Ravens parade is a 'once in a lifetime' experience for Howard fans

    'This is history'The air was freezing and the streets were packed, but spirits were high at the Baltimore Ravens Victory Parade Tuesday in Baltimore, and fans from Howard County are calling it the experience of a lifetime.
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  • No word yet on Ngata’s knee MRI

    No word yet on Ngata’s knee MRI

    When it comes to the MRI scheduled to be performed Tuesday on the knee of Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, the key word is nada. As in nothing.  As in no one is saying anything. The latest word on the subject of Ngata’s knee came from Aaron Wilson
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  • Dennis Dixon talking to the Eagles, agent says

    Dennis Dixon talking to the Eagles, agent says

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens practice squad quarterback could rejoin Chip Kelly in PhiladelphiaIt has been widely speculated that the Philadelphia Eagles' hire of former Oregon coach Chip Kelly could lead to future employment opportunities for Ravens practice squad…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Bryant McKinnie, AFC North offseason…

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Bryant McKinnie, AFC North offseason needs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    It took a while for Bryant McKinnie to work his way into the Ravens lineup at left tackle, but the wait wound up being worth it. McKinnie won a Super Bowl ring on Sunday night and celebrated it with a parade in Baltimore on Tuesday, which should give hi…
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  • Orioles claim Canzler off waivers from Yankees

    Orioles claim Canzler off waivers from Yankees

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Orioles claimed infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon and designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Other Calls That Altered the Course of …

    Quirks of the Game: The Other Calls That Altered the Course of the Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Plenty of people were discussing the Super Bowl officials' noncall on the 49ers' final play, but there were other officiating decisions that played roles in the game.
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  • Matt Birk not sure if he’s retiring

    Matt Birk not sure if he’s retiring

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    Ravens center Matt Birk said before the Super Bowl that his exit from the NFL would be much quieter than that of his teammate Ray Lewis. Birk’s just not sure when that departure will come. He flirted with the idea of retirement last year before choosing
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  • Ravens have grown up as a franchise

    Ravens have grown up as a franchise

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Hundreds of thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans lined downtown streets and packed M&T Bank Stadium to toast the Super Bowl champions in a victory parade. They celebrated Ray Lewis' last ride. They cheered the start of Joe Flacco's legacy…
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  • Ray Lewis shows off signature dance one last time at Ravens’ Su…

    Ray Lewis shows off signature dance one last time at Ravens’ Super Bowl rally (Video)

    For his last time on the Baltimore Ravens stage, Ray Lewis wasn't going to let some trophy get in the way of his dancing. At the Ravens' Super Bowl rally on Tuesday, Lewis brought the Lombardi Trophy out onto the field. After picking up a piece of grass…
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  • Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb says 'We will be back'

    Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb says 'We will be back'

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens cornerback was sidelined since the Dallas game with torn anterior cruciate ligamentInside a raucous Ravens' locker room following the Super Bowl, cornerback Lardarius Webb couldn't stop smiling.
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  • Colin Kaepernick: Interception was all my fault, not Randy Moss…

    Colin Kaepernick: Interception was all my fault, not Randy Moss’s

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a high pass over the middle of the field to Randy Moss on Sunday, the ball sailed over Moss’s head without Moss even reaching for it, and Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted it. Moss has taken some criticism t
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  • Harbaugh's first impression of Joe Flacco: determined and drive…

    Harbaugh's first impression of Joe Flacco: determined and driven

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    It was nearly five years ago, and the Ravens were giving serious consideration to drafting towering Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco.
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  • Lions have told Stephen Peterman they’re cutting him

    Lions have told Stephen Peterman they’re cutting him

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Ravens aren’t finished partying yet, but the rest of the league is moving on with offseason business. The Lions have made a second cut already, parting ways with right guard Stephen Peterman, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. They
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  • Add Terrell Suggs cap number to list of Ravens’ concerns

    Add Terrell Suggs cap number to list of Ravens’ concerns

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Ravens front office has earned their rings.  In the coming weeks, they’ll earn their money. The team’s starting quarterback, absent a long-term deal, could enter the new league year with a cap number in excess of $20 million.  Other key players
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  • Something To Talk About

    Something To Talk About

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    We're two days removed from Super Bowl XLVII, and the offseason looms. But a couple of Sunday's controversies still have people -- including Peter King -- buzzing.
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  • Led by Bundy, O's prospects ready for chance

    Led by Bundy, O's prospects ready for chance

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Orioles' organizational dynamic bodes well for the future, given that it's been made clear to the current crop of prospects that if they perform, there will be an opportunity awaiting at the next level.
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  • Ravens' Jacoby Jones makes Sports Illustrated cover

    Ravens' Jacoby Jones makes Sports Illustrated cover

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    For what seems like the 17th or 18th week in a row, the Ravens will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated when it hits newsstands and mailboxes later this week. But this time, the Ravens don’t have to worry about any jinxes.
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  • PFT Live: Joe Montana, Lions talk with Dave Birkett

    PFT Live: Joe Montana, Lions talk with Dave Birkett

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw 11 touchdowns and no interceptions en route to a Super Bowl title this season. He wasn’t the first quarterback to post those numbers, though. He wasn’t even the first quarterback named Joe to do it. Joe Montana post
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  • Superdome was warned about power months ago

    Superdome was warned about power months ago

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue's electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game.
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  • John Harbaugh not far removed from college-job snubs

    John Harbaugh not far removed from college-job snubs

    Today, he’ll ride in a parade celebrating his Super Bowl title. But it wasn’t that long ago when Ravens head coach John Harbaugh couldn’t get a call back for college jobs. Harbaugh reflected on that long road Monday, saying he was still in disbelief
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  • Ethics panel admonishes burns over Ravens letter

    Ethics panel admonishes burns over Ravens letter

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr. said Tuesday he “accepted” his admonishment by the General Assembly’s ethics committee for using legislative stationery last year in trying to silence Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s outspoken support for
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  • CBS criticized for failing to bleep Flacco F-bomb

    CBS criticized for failing to bleep Flacco F-bomb

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    As Joe Flacco celebrated on the field after the Ravens won the Super Bowl, he yelled to a teammate, “This is f—king awesome.” Unfortunately, the CBS microphones picked up the F-bomb and broadcast it to 100 million or so people who were watching. Tha
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  • Recapping Strategic Calls in Super Bowl

    Recapping Strategic Calls in Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Two statistical analysts agreed that 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh made some tactical and mathematical blunders against his brother.
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  • Ellerbe played through pain, led Ravens with nine tackles in S.…

    Ellerbe played through pain, led Ravens with nine tackles in S.B.

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    Despite dealing with painful toe, ankle and back injuries, Ravens starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was a big factor in the Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
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  • Courtney Upshaw wins Super Bowl year after BCS title victory

    Courtney Upshaw wins Super Bowl year after BCS title victory

    baltimoresun.com Feb 5, 2013
    Ravens rookie outside linebacker is accustomed to winning Ravens rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw won his second consecutive championship in football games played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Lewis' Legacy Lives On 02:27

    NFL32OT: Lewis' Legacy Lives On

    Feb 5
    Tim Hasselbeck breaks down the impact of losing Ray Lewis on the Ravens. The NFL32 crew discuss their top ten quarterbacks.
  • Video - A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run 02:40

    A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run

    Feb 5
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco responded to a season filled with adversity by winning his first Super Bowl title. Take a look back at Flacco's dramatic playoff and Super Bowl run.
  • Video - A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run 02:40

    A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run

    Feb 5
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco responded to a season filled with adversity by winning his first Super Bowl title. Take a look back at Flacco's dramatic playoff and Super Bowl run.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens key free agents 01:20

    Baltimore Ravens key free agents

    Feb 5
    Ian Rapoport explains the latest on what the Baltimore Ravens priorities will be when deciding which free agents to re-sign for the 2013 season.

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