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Raiders FB Reece replaces Leach in Pro Bowl

Raiders FB Reece replaces Leach in Pro Bowl

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 20, 2013
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece will replace Baltimore's Vonta Leach on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster after the Ravens earned a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday.
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  • Hidden In Plain Sight

    Hidden In Plain Sight

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    Did we see the Ravens coming? After their 28-13 win over the Pats, maybe we should've, says Don Banks, who adds Baltimore fits the recent profile of Super Bowl winners to a tee.
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  • Don Banks: Ravens prove again that, in January, down doesn't al…

    Don Banks: Ravens prove again that, in January, down doesn't always mean out

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Like the Giants last year, and the Packers the year before, we didn't really see these Baltimore Ravens coming, did we? But maybe we should have. After all, Super Bowl teams of late aren't always the beauty pageant winners, primping an…
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  • Minimal changes bring maximum results for Ravens' defense

    Minimal changes bring maximum results for Ravens' defense

    baltimoresun.com Jan 20, 2013
    In second half, unit shuts down high-octane Patriots' offense, which is held to fewer than 13 points for 1st time since 2009A long list of accolades is connected to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's career.
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  • Championship Sunday MVPs: Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick set up S…

    Championship Sunday MVPs: Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick set up Super Bowl XLVII showdown

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Joe Flacco, quarterback, Baltimore Ravens: After a relatively quiet first half, Flacco stepped up in the final 30 minutes, completing 15-of-24 pass attempts for 159 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens scored 21 straight points to defeat the New Eng…
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  • Terrell Suggs tears into Patriots

    Terrell Suggs tears into Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs doesn’t like the Patriots.  And now that he’s on his way to the first Super Bowl of his career after beating them in the AFC title game, Suggs has teed off on his team’s long-time nemesis. “Tell them to have fun at
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  • Tom Brady tries to run upfield and gets tackled by official, su…

    Tom Brady tries to run upfield and gets tackled by official, summing up his day (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Tom Brady probably should have known it wasn't his day when he tried to run upfield against the Ravens and got tackled by an official. In the first play after the two-minute warning of the first half in the AFC championship game, the Patriots' quarterba…
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  • Mike Preston grades the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England …

    Mike Preston grades the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots

    baltimoresun.com Jan 20, 2013
    Mike Preston grades the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots
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  • Cribbs gets a Pro Bowl invitation, too

    Cribbs gets a Pro Bowl invitation, too

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    In what could be his last time wearing a plain orange helmet, Browns receiver Josh Cribbs is heading back to the Pro Bowl. Cribbs has secured his third Pro Bowl berth via the Ravens’ berth in the Super Bowl.  Jacoby Jones is out, and Cribbs is in. Crib
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  • Shannon Sharpe Actually Makes Sense Talking About Bill Belichic…

    Shannon Sharpe Actually Makes Sense Talking About Bill Belichick's Refusal To Do Post-Game Interview

    Following his team's loss at home to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship, Bill Belichick declined an on-field post-game interview with CBS's Steve Tasker. It was a childish move, but not necessarily a surprising one. On the the CBS post-game sh…
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  • Ray Lewis will complete his legendary career in the Super Bowl

    Ray Lewis will complete his legendary career in the Super Bowl

    Not too long ago, Ray Lewis was out of the lineup with a triceps injury and it seemed like there was a chance he would never play in the NFL again. Instead, Lewis will finish his illustrious career on the biggest stage, in his first Super Bowl since win…
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  • Instant Analysis: Ravens batter Patriots, earn Super Bowl berth

    Instant Analysis: Ravens batter Patriots, earn Super Bowl berth

    baltimoresun.com Jan 20, 2013
    Baltimore Sun staff members analyze the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
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  • Ravens top Pats, set all-Harbaugh Super Bowl

    Ravens top Pats, set all-Harbaugh Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes in the second half and leading the Baltimore Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday for the AFC championship.
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  • Ravens headed to Super Bowl after beating Patriots in AFC title…

    Ravens headed to Super Bowl after beating Patriots in AFC title game

    They wanted the New England Patriots, told the world that they would beat them and then went into their stadium and dominated the second half as no visiting team had ever done.
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  • Ravens, 49ers win to set up Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl

    Ravens, 49ers win to set up Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Jack Harbaugh played one year of professional football, with the AFL’s New York Titans in 1961. He began a long career as a high school and college coach in 1964. But Jack Harbaugh’s lasting impact on the game of football will be the fact that he had
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  • Dennis Pitta gets blasted over the middle by Jerod Mayo, bounce…

    Dennis Pitta gets blasted over the middle by Jerod Mayo, bounces back to score next play

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Dennis Pitta took one of the hardest hits of the season from one of the NFL's toughest linebackers, then came back on the next play to give the Ravens the lead in the AFC championship game. The sequence says plenty about Pitta's toughness. The Ravens ti…
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  • Tom Brady karate-kicks Ed Reed, upends Reed in the process

    Tom Brady karate-kicks Ed Reed, upends Reed in the process

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must have been upset when he was stopped by umpire Chad Brown near the end of the first half of the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. That happened with 1:52 left in the first half, and when y…
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  • Bill Belichick’s bizarre punt leads to Ravens’ long scoring dri…

    Bill Belichick’s bizarre punt leads to Ravens’ long scoring drive

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Bill Belichick is usually one of the NFL’s more aggressive coaches when it comes to going for it on fourth down. But not today in the AFC Championship Game. Belichick has already punted three times while in Ravens territory, and the last of those punts
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  • NFL playoffs -- Baltimore Ravens' momentum evokes recent Super …

    NFL playoffs -- Baltimore Ravens' momentum evokes recent Super Bowl champions

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens silence doubters by crushing New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game.
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  • Pats' Talib (thigh) questionable to return

    Pats' Talib (thigh) questionable to return

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib left in the first quarter of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens with a thigh injury. The team announced his return as questionable.
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  • Baltimore’s Ray Rice scores a touchdown, celebrates, and is amu…

    Baltimore’s Ray Rice scores a touchdown, celebrates, and is amused by flexing Pats fan

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Ray Rice helped the Baltimore Ravens take a 7-3 lead over the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship on Sunday night by running in a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Afterwards, Rice did his customary flexing touchdown celebration. Fo…
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Flawless Combination

    Deadspin Up All Night: Flawless Combination

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. We'll be with you through Pats-Ravens and get you those GIFs you lust for. Thanks for stopping by. More »
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  • This might be it for Tony Gonzalez, but football fans should ho…

    This might be it for Tony Gonzalez, but football fans should hope he wants more

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    It may get lost in the shuffle a bit if the Baltimore Ravens lose the AFC title game to the New England Patriots and Ray Lewis officially retires as well, but we may have just seen the final game for the greatest tight end in NFL history. When the Atlan…
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  • Baltimore’s Ray Lewis got really emotional during the AFC champ…

    Baltimore’s Ray Lewis got really emotional during the AFC championship’s national anthem

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    During the national anthem before the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots faced off in the AFC championship, Baltimore's Ray Lewis got very, very emotional. Dancing back and forth while making this face kind of emotional. Perhaps he realizes that,…
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  • This Jim Harbaugh Freakout Is Priceless: Your NFL Conference Ch…

    This Jim Harbaugh Freakout Is Priceless: Your NFL Conference Championships GIFs Roundup

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    We're going to be putting our GIFs from the respective Conference Championship games right here. So if you're looking for Julio Jones's touchdown scoring and/or security guard eliminating prowess, here's your spot. We'll update with Patriots-Ravens as s…
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  • Pierce, Ellerbe active for Ravens

    Pierce, Ellerbe active for Ravens

    Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back) is active for tonight’s AFC Championship Game, after he was limited in Friday’s practice and ruled questionable. Likewise, rookie running back Bernard Pierce is active after he missed two days of practice
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  • No surprises on inactive lists for Ravens, Patriots

    No surprises on inactive lists for Ravens, Patriots

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots have released their inactive lists for Sunday night's AFC Championship Game and, as expected, there are no surprises. The Ravens listed linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back), fullback Vonta Leach (knee/ank…
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  • Patriots-Ravens will apparently be quite windy, judging by goal…

    Patriots-Ravens will apparently be quite windy, judging by goal posts bending in the gusts

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Wind will be a factor in New England today, especially judging from the goal posts on the nearby practice fields that look like they're going to topple over. The Patriots tweeted out a picture that it said was the goal posts on the practice fields, whic…
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  • Good weather for Ravens-Patriots in AFC championship game

    Good weather for Ravens-Patriots in AFC championship game

    baltimoresun.com Jan 20, 2013
    Clear, moderate conditions today at Gillette StadiumWeather conditions are ideal for today's AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium between the Ravens and the New England Patriots.
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  • Billboard in New England says Ray Lewis’ ‘retirement party’ is …

    Billboard in New England says Ray Lewis’ ‘retirement party’ is coming today

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis intends to retire at the end of his season. Some New England Patriots fans are so positive that his retirement is coming on Sunday that they've put up a billboard counting down to his retirement party. This billboard was …
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  • The Sun remembers: Jan. 20-26

    The Sun remembers: Jan. 20-26

    baltimoresun.com Jan 20, 2013
    Jan. 23, 2004: P.J. Wakefield's goal in overtime gives the surging Blast its seventh straight victory, 5-4 over the Monterrey Fury at 1st Mariner Arena . It's the 16th win in 21 games for Baltimore, which will win the Major Indoor Soccer League champion…
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  • Countdown Live: AFC Championship Game

    Countdown Live: AFC Championship Game

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Ravens-Patriots
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  • Harbaugh on Boldin’s guarantee:  “I think we all believe that”

    Harbaugh on Boldin’s guarantee: “I think we all believe that”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    In the week leading up to Sunday’s AFC title game, Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin paid homage to the quarterback of an AFL champion from 43 years ago, who accurately predicted the toppling of an elite team that used to be in Baltimore. “We’ll win,”
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  • Willis McGahee Wouldn't Describe The Aftermath Of This Massive …

    Willis McGahee Wouldn't Describe The Aftermath Of This Massive Hit That Got Him Carted Off The Field As An "Injury"

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    Above is the infamous Ryan Clark hit on Willis McGahee, four years ago yesterday, that put McGahee on a stretcher to close out the 2009 AFC Championship game. Though the next day the Associated Press considered it newsworthy that Willis McGahee would, i…
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  • Good morning from New England

    Good morning from New England

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    As everyone knows, it's a big day in the AFC North because the Baltimore Ravens play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. The last time the Ravens reached the Super Bowl, Ray Lewis was 25 years old. In other words, it's been a long tim…
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Recap: BAL-NE 04:31

    Countdown Daily Recap: BAL-NE

    Jan 20
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Ravens' 28-13 win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship game
  • Video - How did the Baltimore Ravens get here? 04:21

    How did the Baltimore Ravens get here?

    Jan 20
    Rich Eisen and the "NFL GameDay Final" crew explain how the Baltimore Ravens were able to overcome adversity this season and how much Joe Flacco has to do to be considered elite.
  • Video - Ray Lewis Discusses Win 00:46

    Ray Lewis Discusses Win

    Jan 20
    Ray Lewis comments on the Ravens' 28-13 win against the Patriots to win the AFC Championship.
  • Video - Strong 2nd Half Propels Ravens To Super Bowl 01:08

    Strong 2nd Half Propels Ravens To Super Bowl

    Jan 20
    Down 13-7 at halftime, the Ravens scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to capture the AFC Championship with a 28-13 victory over the Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ravens prove again that, in January, down doesn't always mean o…

    Jan 20
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Like the Giants last year, and the Packers the year before, we didn't really see these Baltimore Ravens coming, did we? But maybe we should have. After all, Super Bowl teams of late aren't always the beauty pageant winners, primping an…
  • NBA -- What does Sacramento Kings news mean?

    Jan 20
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Don Banks: Brotherly love on hold as Harbaughs own Super Bowl XLVII; more …

    Jan 20
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from another unpredictable NFL championship Sunday...
  • Sources: Seattle group has deal to buy Kings

    Jan 20
    The Maloof family that owns the Sacramento Kings has reached a purchase agreement to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the franchise to a Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, according to league sources.