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Soon-to-be free-agent receiver Wes Welker likely can remove the Ravens from his list of potential destinations. Welker’s wife launched a Facebook tirade against Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis after Sunday’s AFC title game, in which Mrs. Welker criticizesUpvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter Schmuck: Ravens have one more mission to accomplishFans may be excited about Baltimore getting to the Super Bowl, but team won't be satisfied without a victory in New OrleansMaybe it was the long odds that the Ravens overcame to defeat the top two teams in the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl. Maybe it…Upvote Share TweetQuarterback passes for three touchdowns in final two quarters against PatriotsRavens quarterback Joe Flacco quickly came to a realization Sunday night while trailing the New England Patriots at halftime of the AFC championship game. It was a realization…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee bouncing back in the playoffsBaltimore Ravens defensive end had injury-plagued regular seasonIt was an extremely rough season for defensive end Pernell McPhee, on and off the field.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Preston: Ravens' coaching staff deserves tons of credit for getting this team to the Super BowlThe Ravens coaching staff might be a victim of the front office's success and its ability to draft or sign good players.Upvote Share Tweet
Still riding high from win over Patriots, Ravens begin Super Bowl preparationsThe Ravens arrived at their team facility in Owings Mills Monday morning, short on sleep but long on adrenaline and anticipation.Upvote Share TweetThe fact that the Ravens and 49ers are coached by the Harbaugh brothers promises to be one of the most discussed angles to Super Bowl XLVII and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had his first chance to address the topic on Monday. Harbaugh said that he hopes to …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens emerge unscathed with no serious injuries in AFC championshipBaltimore relatively healthy heading into Super BowlEmerging unscathed with no serious injuries sustained during the AFC championship game Sunday night, the Ravens appear to be relatively healthy heading into the Super Bowl.Upvote Share Tweet
"You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's Remember The Time Earl Weaver Completely Lost It On An Umpiredeadspin.com Jan 21, 2013Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last Friday, and that makes us very sad. What makes us very happy, however, is the video above, which features Weaver going absolutely crazy on a first base umpire who had just called a balk on the Orioles' p…Upvote Share TweetThere isn't any word yet on whether the 49ers intend to stick with kicker David Akers for the Super Bowl. However, it's clear that they can't turn to Billy Cundiff again if they opt for a change.Upvote Share TweetJim Caldwell will remain the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator next season.Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens fans snapping up flights to New OrleansTravel agencies, airlines scramble to meet demand for Super BowlWhen it comes to the Super Bowl, Ravens fans are ready to go. Literally.Upvote Share TweetThat goofy Ray Lewis retirement party countdown billboard apparently had an impact on Lewis and the Ravens. There are new billboards in Baltimore that likely won’t impact the looming 2013 rematch between the two teams. According to the Ravens’ officUpvote Share TweetAfter last night’s AFC title game, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs told the Patriots to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Two them won’t. Guard Logan Mankins and receiver Wes Welker won’t be going to the Pro Bowl, because they are injured. They’ll be reUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens-Patriots game TV's most watched program since Super BowlCBS telecast seen by 47.7 million nationallySunday's AFC championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots was the most watched TV program since last year's Super Bowl.Upvote Share TweetOK, before we go any further, we have to address Michael Phelps's new look. Apparently, Phelps has been hanging out in a lot of coffee shops and going to a lot of Japandroids concerts since the summer Olympics. Or perhaps he's just a really big fan of t…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with Tom CurranThe Ravens reversed the result from last season and outlasted the Patriots on the road Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. Monday’s PFT Live will be devoted to talking about that game from both angles. J. Michael of CSN Baltimore will join Mike FlorioUpvote Share Tweet
The Ravens won Sunday's game inside the red zoneFor a big chunk of Sunday’s AFC championship game, the New England Patriots dominated the 60 yards between their 20-yard line and the 20-yard line of the Ravens.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 21, 2013The Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl, and a day before the big game, Hall of Fame voters will decide whether Art Modell gets inducted. Modell passed away just before the start of the season at the age of 87, but his spirit remains with the Ravens. Th…Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens safety Ed Reed is going to the first Super Bowl of his 11-year NFL career. It's more special to Reed that he will be playing the biggest game of his life near his hometown. Reed grew up in St. Rose, La., which is about 17 mil…Upvote Share TweetPatriots Coach Bill Belichick was criticized for being too conservative, for not talking to CBS and for everything else under the sun after a loss in the A.F.C. title game.Upvote Share TweetA look at how the Bills scout the Senior Bowl. Members of the Dolphins shared their thoughts on the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Patriots WR Wes Welker was left to lament missed opportunities after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Jets NT Sione Pouha isUpvote Share Tweet
Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravensyahoo.com Jan 21, 2013Where is @simplyaj10 ? You guessed it! Go @ravens ! twitter.com/Orioles/status… - Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 20, 2013 Just because Adam Jones' team got beat in the first round of the NFL playoffs doesn't mean that Adam Jones can't enjoy hisUpvote Share Tweet
Leavy explains decision to uphold key Pats fumbleThe AFC title game changed dramatically when, after the Ravens opened an eight-point lead on the first snap of the fourth quarter, a run by Pats running back Stevan Ridley resulted in a helmet-to-helmet hit that seemed to knock him out on his feet, caus…Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh has prided himself in changing the bad-boy culture of the Ravens. The Ravens have talked at length about how faith has helped them in this playoff run and they'll even recite passages from the Bible in pos…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers and Ravens: The More Physical Teams WonSan Francisco used its bruising ground game, and Baltimore relied on its rugged defense, to advance to the Super Bowl.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts to having to face his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.Upvote Share TweetFive Things We Learned from the Ravens' win vs. New EnglandUpvote Share TweetThe Ravens are the first underdog of more than a touchdown to win both the division and championship playoff rounds.Upvote Share TweetPatriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t talk to CBS immediately after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but he did talk to the media afterward, and he continued emphasizing the same things: He was disappointed in losing, and he didn’t think the loss could bUpvote Share Tweet
Buckle Up Part 2? Orioles enjoying Ravens' wild rideAfter the Ravens won the AFC championship Sunday evening in New England, Ravens safety Ed Reed had an interesting choice of words before he walked off the podium.Upvote Share Tweet
Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.?New England and Atlanta, high-scoring offenses in the regular season, were each shut out in the second half.Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ecstatic after team earns Super Bowl berthRavens owner excited about AFC championship victoryHolding a victory cigar in his right hand, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was obviously an extremely happy man following the AFC championship game.Upvote Share TweetVeteran wide receiver hauls in two touchdowns in victoryAnquan Boldin calmly told reporters last Wednesday that this season's AFC championship rematch with the New England Patriots would be different than last season's heartbreaking 23-20 loss.Upvote Share Tweet
BWI to Ravens fans: don't mob teamAirport says there will not be a chance for fans to greet the team upon their returnBaltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is telling Ravens fans who had planned to greet the team after their AFC championship win to stay away from …Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Preston: Offensive line leads way to New OrleansWithout this unit's improved play, Ravens would have struggled on offenseWhen historians look back on the Ravens' 2012 season, they will remember offensive coordinator Cam Cameron being fired and replaced by Jim Caldwell.Upvote Share Tweet
We Went There: Ravens-Patriotsgrantland.com Jan 21, 2013My friend Garrett, of Boston, has been calling Ravens QB Joe Flacco "FlaccoLOL" all year. Every one of those Bad Joe Flacco Games this season, with th...Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Weekend: The Ravens' Revengegrantland.com Jan 21, 2013In case you were busy writing the first part of a gritty 3-D trilogy reimagining the story of Humpty Dumpty called "HD Volume One: Sitting on a Wall,"...Upvote Share Tweet
Is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the key to the team's success?Jan 21The "NFL Total Access" crew debate whether or not the Baltimore Ravens would be in the Super Bowl without linebacker Ray Lewis.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: Super Bowl quarterbackJan 21Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's stellar 2012 postseason continued Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Has Flacco done enough to silence his critics?
'The Coaches show': What impact has Jim Caldwell had on the Baltimore Ravens' offense?Jan 21Brian Billick and Dennis Green discuss what has changed for the Baltimore Ravens since Jim Caldwell became their offensive coordinator.
John Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens ready for challengeJan 21Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh discusses how his team will prepare for the Super Bowl, coaching against his brother and if the feeling of heading to New Orleans has set in yet.
Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refiningJan 21The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
NBA - Los Angeles Clippers offseason paying offJan 21A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.
Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowlJan 21ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…