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Wes Welker's future with Patriots in limbo

Wes Welker's future with Patriots in limbo

ESPN.com Updated Jan 20, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There were so much media surrounding Wes Welker's locker Sunday night that the diminutive, 5-foot-9 receiver had to raise his voice to clear a pathway. "Can I get to my locker, please?" Welker said tersely. "Thank you…
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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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  • 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 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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  • Pistons blow big lead, but hold off Celtics

    Pistons blow big lead, but hold off Celtics

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons returned from Europe with a 103-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
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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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  • 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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  • Flacco lifts Ravens: Call them AFC champions. Joe Flacco engine…

    Flacco lifts Ravens: Call them AFC champions. Joe Flacco engineered th…

    Call them AFC champions. Joe Flacco engineered three second-half touchdown drives as the Ravens rallied to topple the Patriots 28-13 to earn a berth in Super Bowl XLVII.
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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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  • Brady botches the clock, but Patriots take a lead into halftime

    Brady botches the clock, but Patriots take a lead into halftime

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Even a quarterback as experienced in the postseason as Tom Brady sometimes makes clock-management mistakes at big moments. Just before halftime in New England, Brady botched his clock management, running for a short gain, going down inbounds with 20 sec…
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  • Pats' Talib (thigh) questionable to return

    Pats' Talib (thigh) questionable to return

    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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  • 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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  • David Lee continues his AFC East tour

    David Lee continues his AFC East tour

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Eventually, quarterbacks coach David Lee will work for the Patriots.  He has to. For now, he’s embarking on his third tour with an AFC East team.  According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Lee has become the quarterbacks coach of the Jets. Lee spent 2012
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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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  • Julio Jones gets to 100 yards in under 10 minutes, scores again…

    Julio Jones gets to 100 yards in under 10 minutes, scores again to open the second quarter

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Brandon Lloyd of the New England Patriots had the most yards of any receiver against the San Francisco 49ers this season with 190. At this rate, Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons will have that mark busted wide open by the end of the half. Jones gained…
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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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  • 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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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    WR Brad Smith is excited about the new arrivals on the Bills coaching staff. Dolphins WR Brian Hartline had a memorable season. The Patriots promoted DT Marcus Forston from the practice squad. Those who have worked with new Jets G.M. John Idzik are conf…
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  • Longtime personnel man Floyd Reese leaving Patriots

    Longtime personnel man Floyd Reese leaving Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    When Scott Pioli left the Patriots to go to Kansas City, the Patriots brought in veteran personnel man Floyd Reese, but that arrangement has apparently reached its end. According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, Reese’s contract is expiring and he isn”
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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 - 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.
  • Video - Bill Belichick: 'They just outplayed us and outcoached us tonight' 01:25

    Bill Belichick: 'They just outplayed us and outcoached us tonight'

    Jan 20
    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following his team's 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.

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.