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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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  • 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 CNNSI.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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  • Bill Belichick stiffs CBS after the game, Shannon Sharpe rips h…

    Bill Belichick stiffs CBS after the game, Shannon Sharpe rips him for being poor loser

    New England coach Bill Belichick doesn't handle losing all too well, and he blew off CBS' customary postgame interview with the coach of the losing team after the AFC Championship Game. CBS analyst Shannon Sharpe wasn't impressed and called him out for …
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  • Source: Falcons' Ryan has left shoulder sprain

    Source: Falcons' Ryan has left shoulder sprain

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a sprained left shoulder during Sunday's NFC Championship Game, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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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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  • Ray Lewis will complete his legendary career in the Super Bowl

    Ray Lewis will complete his legendary career in the Super Bowl

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    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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  • 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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  • HarBowl! Harbaugh brothers Jim and John to square off in Super …

    HarBowl! Harbaugh brothers Jim and John to square off in Super Bowl

    When Jim and John Harbaugh coached against each other last season, it was the first time in NFL history that two brothers faced off as head coaches. And a lot of media attention was given to that storyline. Jim and John Harbaugh will coach against each …
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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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  • Bucs rookie RB Martin added to Pro Bowl roster

    Bucs rookie RB Martin added to Pro Bowl roster

    The San Francisco 49ers' appearance in the Super Bowl means Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington is headed to the Pro Bowl.
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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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  • Fitzgerald, Thomas, Witten named finalists for Walter Payton Ma…

    Fitzgerald, Thomas, Witten named finalists for Walter Payton Man of the Year award

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Among the various awards to be distributed the night before the Super Bowl will be the one that combines on-field performance with off-field service. This year, the finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award are Cardinals receiver Larry F…
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  • LB Washington to Pro Bowl

    LB Washington to Pro Bowl

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers' appearance in the Super Bowl means Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington is headed to the Pro Bowl.
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  • Here's A Woman Who Claims She's Dashon Goldson's Aunt Cursing A…

    Here's A Woman Who Claims She's Dashon Goldson's Aunt Cursing And Screaming Incoherently On Live Television

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    Hat tip to ol' Diamond Joe on this one, from the NFC Championship Game postgame show today on KTTV, L.A.'s Fox affiliate. This segment was actually considerably longer than you see here, and includes several more minutes of ill-advised drunken fan inter…
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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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  • Report: Fan stabbed in neck after Falcons' loss

    Report: Fan stabbed in neck after Falcons' loss

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    An Atlanta Falcons fan was stabbed in the neck during an altercation outside the Georgia Dome following Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reported.
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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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  • Jim Harbaugh's Failed Challenge Freakout Is Even Better In Extr…

    Jim Harbaugh's Failed Challenge Freakout Is Even Better In Extreme Slow Motion

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    We brought you the GIF, and so you had to figure the Deadspin Video was coming. Jim Harbaugh and his legendary temper are headed to the Super Bowl, and if we're lucky America's largest television audience will get to witness another historic meltdown li…
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  • A Scuffle Between Falcons And 49ers Fans Outside The Georgia Do…

    A Scuffle Between Falcons And 49ers Fans Outside The Georgia Dome Led To A Stabbing

    A fight that broke out after the NFC Championship game in Atlanta led to a stabbing, reports say. WSBTV in Atlanta is gathering details: More »
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  • Tony Gonzalez: I’ve had a great ride

    Tony Gonzalez: I’ve had a great ride

    The season ended for tight end Tony Gonzalez and the rest of the Falcons on Sunday afternoon. Based on everything Gonzalez said over the course of the season, it’s also going to be the end of his career. Gonzalez has maintained a 95 percent answer for t
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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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  • Super Turnaround: The 49ers' defense was pushed around in the f…

    Super Turnaround: The 49ers' defense was pushed around in the first…

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    The 49ers' defense was pushed around in the first half, but made enough plays, especially in the final quarter, to stun the Falcons 28-24 in the NFC title game, says Chris Burke.
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  • Mort:  Wilson didn’t know agent asked Seahawks for a raise

    Mort: Wilson didn’t know agent asked Seahawks for a raise

    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen stirred up a bit of a storm earlier in the day, reporting that the Seahawks received a call last week from a representative of quarterback Russell Wilson “insisting” that Wilson’s contract be adjusted. Agent Bus Cook, who re
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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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  • Muscle Hamster heads to Hawaii

    Muscle Hamster heads to Hawaii

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    With the 49ers qualifying for the Super Bowl, the NFL needs to replace San Fran’s eight Pro Bowlers. The NFL already has announced that Bucs running back Doug Martin will replace running back Frank Gore. The other 49ers Pro Bowlers are tackle Joe Staley
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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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  • 49ers claim NFC: For the first time since 1995, San Francisco i…

    49ers claim NFC: For the first time since 1995, San Francisco is h…

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    For the first time since 1995, San Francisco is headed to the Super Bowl. The Falcons overcame a 17-point hole and held off the Falcons to earn a 28-24 win in the NFC title game.
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  • Report: Tom Moore joining Cardinals staff

    Report: Tom Moore joining Cardinals staff

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    When Tom Moore’s consulting gig with the Titans came to an end, he said he wanted another job in the NFL for the coming season. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Moore is going to be part of Bruce Arians’ staff in Arizona. Moore won’t
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  • NaVorro Bowman becomes part of 49ers lore with a clutch fourth-…

    NaVorro Bowman becomes part of 49ers lore with a clutch fourth-down pass breakup

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing offense had a great Sunday against the 49ers, but when Atlanta needed 4 yards, San Francisco didn't let receiver Roddy White have an inch of open space. The moment of truth in the NFC championship game came with 1:13 l…
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  • Niners rally to win NFC title, reach Super Bowl

    Niners rally to win NFC title, reach Super Bowl

    Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
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  • San Francisco erases 17-point Atlanta lead, tops Falcons 28-24 …

    San Francisco erases 17-point Atlanta lead, tops Falcons 28-24 to punch Super Bowl ticket

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    ATLANTA — Defense doesn’t win championships anymore. As the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers demonstrated conclusively in the NFC championship game on Sunday, defense is now flat-out optional for championships. This wasn’t a football game
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  • Did Atlanta’s Asante Samuel’s smack talk lead to David Akers’ f…

    Did Atlanta’s Asante Samuel’s smack talk lead to David Akers’ field goal miss for San Francisco?

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    David Akers hasn't had a great season. The San Francisco 49ers kicker has struggled, and that didn't change when his team was down by three to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship. In the third quarter, David Akers missed a 38-yard field goal tha…
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  • Falcons' Turner leaves game early with sprained ankle

    Falcons' Turner leaves game early with sprained ankle

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner limped off the field of Sunday's NFC title game against San Francisco in the third quarter with a sprained ankle.
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  • 49er take their first lead of the game

    49er take their first lead of the game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    For two straight weeks, the Falcons have blown three-score leads. They did it in the final minute last week, after leading the Seahawks 20-0 in the first half and 27-7 in the fourth quarter.  This time, a 17-0 lead has become a 28-24 deficit with 8:23 t…
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  • Pierce, Ellerbe active for Ravens

    Pierce, Ellerbe active for Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    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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  • Source: Seahawks DC Quinn gets $5.7M deal

    Source: Seahawks DC Quinn gets $5.7M deal

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    The Seattle Seahawks have given new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a three-year contract worth $5.7 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • No surprises on inactive lists for Ravens, Patriots

    No surprises on inactive lists for Ravens, Patriots

    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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  • Source: Kelly's deal with Eagles worth $32.5M

    Source: Kelly's deal with Eagles worth $32.5M

    The Philadelphia Eagles made Chip Kelly one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL, giving him a five-year contract worth $32.5 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • San Fran answers, pulls within 10

    San Fran answers, pulls within 10

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Well, the Falcons won’t have to worry about blowing a 20-point lead this week. But they suddenly have to worry about blowing a 17-point lead, thanks to an 11-play, 80-yard drive from the 49ers that was punctuated by a 15-yard dash to the end zone by roo
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  • Falcons defense dominates the first quarter against Colin Kaepe…

    Falcons defense dominates the first quarter against Colin Kaepernick as Atlanta grabs big early lead

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Atlanta's passing game having a big first quarter was a small surprise, but not a total shock. What the Falcons defense did to start the game is something nobody saw coming. Atlanta held San Francisco to minus-2 yards in the first quarter. San Francisco…
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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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  • Jason Garrett’s brother John leaving for Bucs job

    Jason Garrett’s brother John leaving for Bucs job

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett should consider himself warned. According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, John Garrett has taken the wide receivers coach job with the Buccaneers, a lateral move from his old tight ends coaching position on his brother’s st
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  • Your NFL Conference Championship Viewing Guide

    Your NFL Conference Championship Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    This is the last week of multiple football games. What an incredible bummer. In a few weeks it will all be over and it will just be, ugh, February. Terrible. But anyway, let's enjoy the final real weekend of the year and worry about February in February…
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  • NFL considering expanding Rooney Rule to coordinators

    NFL considering expanding Rooney Rule to coordinators

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    After an offseason which saw every team comply with the letter of the Rooney Rule, but none implement its spirit, the NFL is considering broadening the scope of the rule. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, one possibility which has been discussed is a
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  • Vick not interested in joining Jets, sources say

    Vick not interested in joining Jets, sources say

    Michael Vick likely will not be following Marty Mornhinweg to the New York Jets.
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  • Source: Charge unlikely for 49ers' Crabtree

    Source: Charge unlikely for 49ers' Crabtree

    One well-placed league source said he "highly, highly doubted" that 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be charged in the events that led to an investigation of sexual assault last week.
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  • Which look is worse for Te’o:  Naivete or involvement?

    Which look is worse for Te’o: Naivete or involvement?

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    The guys on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown have engaged in an intriguing debate regarding the question of whether it will be worse for linebacker Manti Te’o at the NFL level if he was involved in the fake, dead girlfriend hoax - or if he wasn’t. Cris
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  • Sources: Rooney Rule mulled for coordinators

    Sources: Rooney Rule mulled for coordinators

    The NFL has discussed an expansion to the Rooney Rule under which teams would be required to interview minority candidates for vacant coordinator jobs, league sources told ESPN.
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  • Another name emerges in possible Raiders restructuring

    Another name emerges in possible Raiders restructuring

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Last week, there was a report that NFL executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson was under consideration for a senior front office role with the Raiders. Per the report by Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Raiders owner Mark Davis is contemplating a res…
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  • Referee assignment for Super Bowl XLVII comes into question

    Referee assignment for Super Bowl XLVII comes into question

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    The NFL won't announce the names of the "all-star" crew set to officiate Super Bowl XLVII until the conference championship games have been decided, but reports from several sources indicate that Jerome Boger, a league referee since 2006, will…
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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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  • Josh Morgan had surgery on Friday

    Josh Morgan had surgery on Friday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    We spent a lot of time talking about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery earlier this month, but he isn’t the only member of the team’s offense to wind up in an operating room. Wide receiver Josh Morgan sent out a picture of himse
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  • Ray Horton isn’t married to the 3-4 defense

    Ray Horton isn’t married to the 3-4 defense

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton admits that he’s disappointed that he didn’t land a head coaching job this year, but that disappointment doesn’t take away his excitement over his new job. Horton, who left the Cardinals after Bruce Arians was
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  • Chargers hire ex-Cardinals special teams coach

    Chargers hire ex-Cardinals special teams coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Head coach Mike McCoy’s first Chargers staff is showing a lot of similarity to this year’s Cardinals staff. Ken Whisenhunt will be the offensive coordinator, Frank Reich will be the quarterbacks coach and now comes word that Keith Spencer will be in c
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  • Jacksonville’s Cecil Shorts, one of the NFL’s best bargains, is…

    Jacksonville’s Cecil Shorts, one of the NFL’s best bargains, is still paying off his student loans

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Ah, those mid-round rookie contracts. If a guy catches 55 passes for 979 yards and 7 touchdowns in an otherwise anemic offense, and he does so despite starting just nine games in a season, you'd think he'd be flush with cash. But for Jacksonville Jaguar…
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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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  • Notre Dame’s Te’o “investigation” was lacking in many respects

    Notre Dame’s Te’o “investigation” was lacking in many respects

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    When Notre Dame mobilized on Wednesday night to characterize the Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend hoax as something for which Te’o had no responsibility, the effort included a press conference from Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick, who declared among o
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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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  • Vincent Jackson plans to talk up Schiano, Bucs to free agents

    Vincent Jackson plans to talk up Schiano, Bucs to free agents

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Last year, the Buccaneers uncharacteristically splurged in free agency.  One of the free agents on whom they splurged is interested in helping this year’s potential splurge. And, yes, I like the word splurge. Receiver Vincent Jackson raves about his co
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  • Colts OC Hamilton eager to reunite with Luck

    Colts OC Hamilton eager to reunite with Luck

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Pep Hamilton already knows what he wants to do with the Indianapolis Colts offense.
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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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  • Pep Hamilton ready to adjust Colts offense

    Pep Hamilton ready to adjust Colts offense

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    New Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton’s already talked to his current and former pupil, and both are excited about making some changes to the Colts offense. Hamilton said Saturday he had already talked to quarterback Andrew Luck, discussing some
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  • The New Jets: A Pass-Happy Team?

    The New Jets: A Pass-Happy Team?

    nytimes.com Jan 20, 2013
    The Jets took steps to transition to a pass-oriented offense, and one of the big off-season talking points will be whether they can trade for Seattle quarterback Matt Flynn.
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  • D.J. Fluker, Justin Pugh cleared for Senior Bowl and NFL draft

    D.J. Fluker, Justin Pugh cleared for Senior Bowl and NFL draft

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    When I posted the list of 73 early entrants in the NFL draft, I heard from a couple readers who wanted to know why Alabama’s D.J. Fluker and Syracuse’s Justin Pugh weren’t on it. The reason, according to the NFL, is that Fluker and Pugh are in a sep
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  • Video - Heartbreak in Atlanta 01:30

    Heartbreak in Atlanta

    Jan 20
    Stacey Dales reports from Atlanta where the Falcons are recovering from a tough loss in the NFC Championship Game.
  • Video - Heartbreak in Atlanta 01:30

    Heartbreak in Atlanta

    Jan 20
    Stacey Dales reports from Atlanta where the Falcons are recovering from a tough loss in the NFC Championship Game.
  • 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.

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  • 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…
  • NFL playoffs -- Baltimore Ravens' momentum evokes recent Super Bowl champi…

    Jan 20
    Baltimore Ravens silence doubters by crushing New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game.
  • 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...
  • NFL playoffs -- Who has it better than Harbaughs in Super Bowl?

    Jan 20
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