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Decker says Peyton was on board with taking a knee

Decker says Peyton was on board with taking a knee

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
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 …
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  • Ravens' savviest signings this offseason came at a small cost

    Ravens' savviest signings this offseason came at a small cost

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Corey 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.
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  • Ravens' Rosburg was a candidate for Chicago Bears' head coachin…

    Ravens' Rosburg was a candidate for Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Talks 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 beyond
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  • Chandler Jones won’t tell Arthur Jones how his ankle feels

    Chandler Jones won’t tell Arthur Jones how his ankle feels

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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. Arthur
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  • Ravens 'upset' after special teams errors vs. Broncos

    Ravens 'upset' after special teams errors vs. Broncos

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    In 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…
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  • Will Ravens' Flacco be hurt by Sports Illustrated cover?

    Will Ravens' Flacco be hurt by Sports Illustrated cover?

    Magazine 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?
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  • Notebook: Ravens look for ways to make Tom Brady 'just another …

    Notebook: Ravens look for ways to make Tom Brady 'just another quarterback'

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    New 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 …
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  • Pats place Gronkowski on injured reserve

    Pats place Gronkowski on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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 inju
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  • Patriots' Vince Wilfork is one big problem for Ravens

    Patriots' Vince Wilfork is one big problem for Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    6-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…
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  • Ravens have noticed Aqib Talib's impact on Patriots defense

    Ravens have noticed Aqib Talib's impact on Patriots defense

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Since 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 cor
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  • Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Corey 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. Gr
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  • Ravens K Tucker confident he won't miss

    Ravens K Tucker confident he won't miss

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    If 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.
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  • Ravens backup back sits out Thursday

    Ravens backup back sits out Thursday

    ESPN.com baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Ravens 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…
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  • Could Reed end up with Pats next season?

    Could Reed end up with Pats next season?

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Ed 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…
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  • Ayanbadejo reiterates apology for critical remarks about Pats

    Ayanbadejo reiterates apology for critical remarks about Pats

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Ravens 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…
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  • Duquette, Showalter not resting on their laurels

    Duquette, Showalter not resting on their laurels

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    In a quiet winter, the Orioles had yet to use their news conference room. And while there was no big-name free agent or trade to unveil Thursday morning, the official announcement of extending executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette…
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  • Skip Bayless' take on 'Joe Fluke-o'

    Skip Bayless' take on 'Joe Fluke-o'

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    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…
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  • Ravens will be facing tight salary cap situation this offseason

    Ravens will be facing tight salary cap situation this offseason

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    As 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.
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  • One Step From New Orleans

    One Step From New Orleans

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    There 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.
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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
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  • Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim Herring

    Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim Herring

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    There'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.
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  • Roberts doing 'good,' but still dealing with health issues

    Roberts doing 'good,' but still dealing with health issues

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    Second baseman Brian Roberts has been working out at the Orioles' Spring Training facility in Sarasota, Fla., and while the organization remains cautiously optimistic that he will be able to stay healthy, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for the ve…
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  • Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to…

    Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fight

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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 s
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  • Revenge not a motivation for Ravens

    Revenge not a motivation for Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    While 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 si
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  • Bilboard counts down Ray Lewis' retirement

    Bilboard counts down Ray Lewis' retirement

    Can 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…
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  • Ravens wary of Wes Welker

    Ravens wary of Wes Welker

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Defense 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…
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  • Coffee Companion (1/17): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (1/17): your daily Ravens fix

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 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 want to be latest fantastic four seed

    Ravens want to be latest fantastic four seed

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Bond remains strong between Torrey Smith and Ralph Friedgen

    Bond remains strong between Torrey Smith and Ralph Friedgen

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Friedgen: '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…
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  • Wake-up: Browns to talk to Raheem Morris

    Wake-up: Browns to talk to Raheem Morris

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Like 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…
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  • Digest: Ravens' Brigance to receive Community Service Award

    Digest: Ravens' Brigance to receive Community Service Award

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    Sagamore Racing is sponsor of Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park on MondaySports Legends Museum
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  • Jets will not hire Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator

    Jets will not hire Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A New Look For Eagles 02:14

    NFL32OT: A New Look For Eagles

    Jan 17
    Episode 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.
  • Video - Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday 02:27

    Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
  • Video - 'Sound FX': 2012 Baltimore Ravens 05:20

    'Sound FX': 2012 Baltimore Ravens

    Jan 17
    Take a listen to some of the best sounds from the Baltimore Ravens’ roller-coaster season leading up to their big double-overtime victory over the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - USA Announces WBC Roster 02:58

    USA Announces WBC Roster

    Jan 17
    Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks