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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Hidden In Plain SightCNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013Did 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.Upvote Share TweetJoe 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…Upvote Share TweetRavens 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 atUpvote Share TweetTom 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Shannon Sharpe Actually Makes Sense Talking About Bill Belichick's Refusal To Do Post-Game InterviewFollowing 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens top Pats, set all-Harbaugh Super BowlESPN.com Jan 20, 2013Joe 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.Upvote Share TweetCall 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.Upvote Share TweetNew 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…Upvote Share TweetBill 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 puntsUpvote Share Tweet
Brady botches the clock, but Patriots take a lead into halftimeEven 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…Upvote Share TweetNew 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Baltimore’s Ray Rice scores a touchdown, celebrates, and is amused by flexing Pats fanRay 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…Upvote Share TweetIt 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Baltimore’s Ray Lewis got really emotional during the AFC championship’s national anthemDuring 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,…Upvote Share TweetJake Steinberg, theJetsBlog.com According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Jets have hired David Lee to be their new quarterbacks coach. This will be Lee’s third stint in the AFC East. He spent 2012 with the Bills after spending three seasons with the DoUpvote Share Tweet
This Jim Harbaugh Freakout Is Priceless: Your NFL Conference Championships GIFs Roundupdeadspin.com Jan 20, 2013We'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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots-Ravens will apparently be quite windy, judging by goal posts bending in the gustsWind 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…Upvote Share TweetBrandon 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…Upvote Share TweetBaltimore 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 …Upvote Share TweetMichael Vick likely will not be following Marty Mornhinweg to the New York Jets.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 20, 2013Join 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-PatriotsUpvote Share TweetWR 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…Upvote Share TweetWhen 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”Upvote Share Tweet
The New Jets: A Pass-Happy Team?nytimes.com Jan 20, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Recap: BAL-NEJan 20Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Ravens' 28-13 win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship game
Ray Lewis Discusses WinJan 20Ray Lewis comments on the Ravens' 28-13 win against the Patriots to win the AFC Championship.
Strong 2nd Half Propels Ravens To Super BowlJan 20Down 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.
Bill Belichick: 'They just outplayed us and outcoached us tonight'Jan 20New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following his team's 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.
Don Banks: Ravens prove again that, in January, down doesn't always mean o…Jan 20FOXBORO, 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 20Baltimore 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 20FOXBORO, 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 20Super Bowl Q&A: The Harbaugh Bowl has plenty of other interesting storylines.