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Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in pl…

Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffs

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.
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  • Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their gam…

    Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.
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  • Are the Ravens ready for the Patriots' no-huddle offense?

    Are the Ravens ready for the Patriots' no-huddle offense?

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    New England's Tom Brady excels at rushing the team to the line of scrimmage and taking advantage of tired defendersNew England's Tom Brady excels at rushing the team to the line of scrimmage and taking advantage of tired defenders
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  • Ravens center Matt Birk 'won't make any decisions' on future ye…

    Ravens center Matt Birk 'won't make any decisions' on future yet

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    In fourth season with team, 15-year NFL veteran continues to be leader of offensive lineRay Lewis' last hurrah with the Ravens opened with a packed news conference on Jan. 2, was punctuated by his last dance in front of fans at M&T Bank Stadium four…
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  • Bus companies scramble to handle Ravens game, inauguration

    Bus companies scramble to handle Ravens game, inauguration

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Back-to-back events boost demand for chartersBy the time the phone calls started pouring in from Ravens fans seeking transportation to Sunday's conference championship game outside Boston, Superior Tours in Baltimore was already expecting a busy holiday…
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  • Ravens-Patriots injury report

    Ravens-Patriots injury report

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Here is the injury report for Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Ravens and Patriots: BALTIMORE RAVENS OUT: CB Asa Jackson (thigh). QUESTIONABLE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), WR David Re…
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  • Ravens rule out Asa Jackson; Pierce, Ellerbe, Leach, David Reed…

    Ravens rule out Asa Jackson; Pierce, Ellerbe, Leach, David Reed are questionable

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Ravens relatively healthy for Sunday's game against PatriotsThe Ravens officially ruled out cornerback Asa Jackson due to a hamstring injury on their final injury report of the week.
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  • How Caldwell turned around Ravens offense

    How Caldwell turned around Ravens offense

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldn't say specifically why he fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron last month, and Harbaugh won't say specifically what offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is doing differently than Cameron. But there is a difference in t…
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  • O's, All-Star catcher Wieters avoid arbitration

    O's, All-Star catcher Wieters avoid arbitration

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with catcher Matt Wieters, infielder Chris Davis and left-handed pitchers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton.
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  • Bundy, Anderson stress exercise at caravan event

    Bundy, Anderson stress exercise at caravan event

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    About 45 minutes through an exercise demonstration that had Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy instructing two lines of Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School kids in the way of pitching mechanics, special assistant Brady Anderson sprung up and ch…
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  • 'We feel like we are a great team and nobody can beat us,' Joe …

    'We feel like we are a great team and nobody can beat us,' Joe Flacco says

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Joe Flacco didn't exactly channel his inner Joe Namath, but the Ravens quarterback definitely likes his team’s chances in Sunday’s AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.
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  • 'We should be in good shape injury-wise,' John Harbaugh says

    'We should be in good shape injury-wise,' John Harbaugh says

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Ravens coach says team is in similar shape to past few weeksAlthough the Ravens are still dealing with some nagging injuries, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the team is fairly healthy heading into Sunday's AFC championship game against the New Eng…
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  • Watch The Baltimore Police Department's Crazed, Militaristic Tr…

    Watch The Baltimore Police Department's Crazed, Militaristic Tribute To The Ravens (Includes Cop Rap)

    deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013
    Oh dear. What can one even say about this video, created by the Baltimore police department in anticipation of this weekend's AFC championship game between the Ravens and the Patriots? It's got everything that a terrible hype video needs: "Seven Na…
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  • David Reed explains why he wore Lee Evans jersey once -- and on…

    David Reed explains why he wore Lee Evans jersey once -- and only once

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Ravens wide receiver stopped wearing No. 83 jersey after getting grief from teammatesDavid Reed raised a few eyebrows when he wore Lee Evans’ No. 83 jersey at practice Wednesday. Evans was blamed by many for being unable to hold onto a potential game-wi
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  • Ravens' Chykie Brown fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness in…

    Ravens' Chykie Brown fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness in Denver game

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Cornerback to appeal NFL punishmentBaltimore Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for his illegal hit on Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen on Saturday.
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  • Final Word: Ravens at Patriots

    Final Word: Ravens at Patriots

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's AFC Championship Game: QB road warrior: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won five out of his nine road playoff games, which is more than Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Terry Bradshaw, Steve…
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  • O.J. Brigance to be honorary captain for AFC championship

    O.J. Brigance to be honorary captain for AFC championship

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013
    Ravens senior advisor of player development to be on the field for coin toss Ravens senior advisor to player development O.J. Brigance will serve as an honorary game captain for Sunday's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.
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  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
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  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get reven…

    Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patriots

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
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  • Friday Forecast: Conference championships

    Friday Forecast: Conference championships

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    My picks in last weekend's divisional playoff round can be summed up like this: Saturday was awful and Sunday was perfect. In other words, I split last weekend. Here's my predictions for Sunday's conference championship games (for entertainment purposes…
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  • Dean Pees on stopping Brady: Hire Tonya Harding

    Dean Pees on stopping Brady: Hire Tonya Harding

    Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is very familiar with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He’s been part of the defensive staff in Baltimore for the last three seasons, which has meant three matchups with the Patriots, and he spent four years as the
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  • Trent Dilfer is a 'big fan' of Joe Flacco

    Trent Dilfer is a 'big fan' of Joe Flacco

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The only Super Bowl-winning quarterback in Ravens history is an admirer of the quarterback who could become the second. Trent Dilfer, who quarterbacked the Ravens to the 2000 Super Bowl, believes Joe Flacco is a little underrated and considers him one o…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    WR Donald Jones thinks he’ll be recovered from his season-ending illness in time for the start of Bills offseason work. A look at the possible cap benefits of cutting various members of the Dolphins. Patriots S Devin McCourty says he’s impressed with
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  • Coffee Companion (1/18): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (1/18): your daily Ravens fix

    baltimoresun.com Jan 18, 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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  • Conference Championship Game Matchups

    Conference Championship Game Matchups

    nytimes.com Jan 18, 2013
    Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?
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  • New England Patriots to keep Balitmore Ravens coach John Harbau…

    New England Patriots to keep Balitmore Ravens coach John Harbaugh from Super Bowl clash with brother

    nydailynews.com Jan 18, 2013
    For a good part of the season, it looked like Super Bowl XLVII could be renamed the Manning Bowl On Bourbon St. with Eli’s Giants and Peyton’s Broncos on a collision course that ultimately got sidetracked before the brothers could play for the Lombard
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  • Remembering the Ray Lewis Controversy

    Remembering the Ray Lewis Controversy

    grantland.com Jan 18, 2013
    Since Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he will retire at the end of Baltimore's season, his quest for another Super Bowl victory to cap his ...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A New Face For Cardinals 03:17

    NFL32OT: A New Face For Cardinals

    Jan 18
    Episode 252: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians. Mark Schlereth breaks down the expectations for Joe Flacco this Sunday. The NFL32 crew discuss which player will impact the 49ers-Falcons game.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games 03:16

    NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games

    Jan 18
    Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New England Patriots offense 03:43

    'Playbook': New England Patriots offense

    Jan 18
    The "Playbook" crew explains how the New England Patriots offense will try to attack the Baltimore Ravens defense in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed's impact 02:17

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed's impact

    Jan 18
    The "Playbook" crew breaks down the importance of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed to the Ravens' defense, and the impact he will have in the AFC Championship Game.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
  • NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Championship round

    Jan 18
    Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
  • The Sports Guy's All-Te'o Mailbag

    Jan 18
    Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.