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A great day to be an NFL fan
These are the days that remind us how great the NFL is. Two playoff classics - the Ravens beating the Broncos in double overtime and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick emerging as a superstar in a win over the Packers - made Saturday a wonderful day tUpvote Share Tweet
DENVER — This wasn't Peyton Manning's fault. John Fox got a little conservative. Safety Rahim Moore somehow let Jacoby Jones behind him for a miraculous touchdown with less than a minute left. The Ravens put up 479 yards. When a 10-point underdog pullsUpvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens outlasted the Denver Broncos to win 38-35 in double overtime. The game was the best of the 2013 playoffs, and will be remembered as one of the best playoff games of all-time. But that doesn't mean there weren't some hilariously terr…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Ray Lewis Yell About Weapons After The Ravens Beat The BroncosHere's Ray Lewis's response to Solomon Wilcots's first post-game question after the Ravens beat the Broncos in double overtime. He's quoting Isaiah 54:17, which in the New King James Version reads: More »Upvote Share TweetBaltimore 38, Baltimore 35: Deep exhale. What the fuck just happened? Two weeks into the playoffs, a Super Bowl front-runner is knocked out, sent home by a team that many thought had backed into the playoffs, and which has a roster that's light on talen…Upvote Share Tweet
Time for Jim Caldwell to get consideration for another coaching jobAs Jacksonville G.M. Dave Caldwell compiles the list of candidates for the Jaguars’ head-coaching job, he should look no farther than his own name. Last name, not first name. Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, thrust into the position last monthUpvote Share TweetIf you’re watching the fantastic finish in Denver, you’re missing a stunning start in San Francisco. While the Broncos and Ravens are busily playing overtime, the Packers and 49ers are playing a great first quarter in their own playoff game, with ColiUpvote Share Tweet
Joe Flacco connects with Jacoby Jones to send Broncos-Ravens game into overtimeJust when you thought the Baltimore Ravens were out of the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos, Joe Flacco pulled them back in. With 41 seconds left in regulation, the Broncos up, 35-28, and the ball at the Baltimore 30-yard line, Flacco we…Upvote Share Tweet
Simply Stunning: The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin Tuck…The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal in the second overtime in Baltimore's 38-35 victory over Denver in an AFC divisional playoff.Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning’s third-quarter fumble brings the Tuck Rule back into the spotlightDepending on where you stand on the NFL's "Tuck Rule," the Baltimore Ravens either got a fumble recovery they deserved with 2:37 left in the third quarter, or the Denver Broncos were completely jobbed by a rule that should not even be in the r…Upvote Share TweetAfter benefitting from what initially appeared to be a “tuck rule” special which wasn’t called that way, the Ravens have tied their game at Denver entering the fourth quarter. After taking over on a short field after a Peyton Manning fumble - whicUpvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may be erratic at times, but when he's on, there may be no better player in the league when it comes to pure arm talent. Flacco has certainly proven that in the first half of the divisional game between the Ravens…Upvote Share TweetToday is not the day to be an older defensive legend. Despite multiple reports (in case you missed them) that it could be Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ last game, it’s hard to tell he’s even in Denver. And Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, who isn’tUpvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning throws perfect pass to Brandon Stokely to bring Broncos-Ravens to 14-14 at end of first quarterThere have been just two times in NFL playoff history that a first quarter ended with a 14-14 tie until today's game between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos started the scoring with a 90-yard punt return from Trindon Holliday, and B…Upvote Share Tweet
Manning bounces back with long drive, ties gameYes, this is now officially better than Wild Card weekend. It’s not even the second quarter, and both sides have taken turns making big plays, with the Ravens and Broncos tied 14-14. Peyton Manning just tied it back up with a 15-yard touchdown pass to BUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens get a pick six, may have gotten away with pass interferenceIt would be a stretch to blame Peyton Manning for his first interception against the Ravens. But the Broncos sure might have a case to blame the officials. On a short pass to Eric Decker, Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown tipped the ball in the air. The re…Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Cowher insists he's staying in the studio and not returning to the sideline.Upvote Share Tweet
Glove not making a difference as Ravens reclaim leadMuch has been made this week of Peyton Manning’s record in cold weather games, and the fact he’s wearing a glove on his throwing hand. CBS’ Solomon Wilcots even reported that Manning was sticking his hand into a bucket of ice water in practice, to sUpvote Share TweetBroncos return man Trindon Holliday just returned a Ravens punt 90 yards for a touchdown, staking his team to a 7-0 lead. And in the process, he could be extending an amazing streak. Holliday hasn’t lost a game this season, as he was cut by the Texans wUpvote Share TweetWith a head coach in place, it’s now time for the Browns to bring in their next General Manager. And while owner Jimmy Haslam suggested Friday that the process could, in theory, take up to a month, look for something to happen sooner than that - possiUpvote Share Tweet
Welcome to Denver — it’s cold (almost the coldest game of Peyton Manning’s career, in fact)DENVER - The pregame chatter about it being very cold here for the AFC playoff game between the Ravens and Broncos is very true. Trust me. This is very close to being the coldest game of Peyton Manning's NFL career, in fact. The coldest game Manning has…Upvote Share TweetDENVER (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he doesn't have a problem with the way the Washington Redskins medical staff handled Robert Griffin III's knee injury.Upvote Share TweetBaltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS): It'll be cold and probably lopsided, but the first thing might negate the second thing, so who knows. It'll also either be the last game of Ray Lewis's career or the last game of Peyton Manning's much-ballyhooed com…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Norv Turner to join BrownsFormer San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner is set to become the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator, according to a report by The Plain Dealer. The Plain Dealer, citing a source, reports the Browns will also hire a defensive coordinator to replace …Upvote Share Tweet
Cold Weather Football Is The Best: Answering All Your Questions About Today's 20° Below Freezing AFC Divisional GameSo, what's the weather going to be like in Denver today? More »Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos and Ravens enter game with all their regularsAs unusual as it seems, both teams enter today’s first Divisional Round playoff game with either mostly or completely healthy rosters. The Ravens don’t have anyone inactive because of injuries. They’ve deactivated wide receivers David Reed and DeontUpvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos have released their inactive lists for Saturday's divisional playoffs game and, as expected, there were no surprises. For the Broncos, cornerback Tracy Porter had been ruled out with a concussion. The Broncos had …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens, Broncos to deal with frigid tempsThat glove Peyton Manning has been wearing on his throwing hand will come in quite handy Saturday for what could be the coldest home postseason game in Denver Broncos' history.Upvote Share TweetA resurgent Peyton Manning has the Broncos in search of their 12th consecutive victory. But can Ray Lewis and Baltimore spoil Denver's path to the Super Bowl? Follow the action.Upvote Share TweetLast season, six players from the AFC North were named Associated Press first-team All-Pros. Only half made it this season. Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, Ravens fullback Vonta Leach and Ravens return man Jacoby Jones were the lone representative…Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are interviewing Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Atlanta, two people familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetThe new staff under Rob Chudzinski will resemble the Chargers' old one, if the recently hired Browns head coach has his way. In addition to reports that Chudzinski has already decided on Norv Turner as his offensive coordinator, he is also targeting Cha…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets consider dipping into college ranks for offensive coordinatorThe Jets have identified three former NFL offensive coordinators as candidates to replace Tony Sparano. And while, as ESPN reported this morning, former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is the favorite, the list is growing. Bruce Feldman of CBS…Upvote Share Tweet
Jauron not likely to return as Browns defensive coordinatorWith a new coach in Cleveland who has an offensive background, some believe that defensive coordinator Dick Jauron will be back. It’s not likely to happen. A source with knowledge of the situation says there’s only a small chance Jauron will return.Upvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Recap: BAL-DENJan 12Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Ravens' 38-35 overtime win over the Broncos.
Flacco On Win In Double-OTJan 12Joe Flacco discusses his fourth-quarter touchdown to Jacoby Jones, which sent the game into overtime.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice: 'Ravens are a team of destiny'Jan 12Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice lets his emotions loose following a dramatic divisional playoff win vs. the Denver Broncos.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis: 'One of the greatest wins in Ravens history'Jan 12Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis takes to the podium to discuss the Ravens' huge win over the Denver Broncos, and what it means to be able to play for another week.
Jim Trotter: Kaepernick answers another question with dazzling playoff deb…Jan 12SAN FRANCISCO -- Perhaps 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is a football savant, because his decision to change starting quarterbacks midway through the season is, for the time being, proving to be as cunning as it was calculated.
NFL playoffs -- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos choked in historic fashion …Jan 12Peyton Manning and the Broncos victimized themselves with a choke job for the ages against the Baltimore Ravens.