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As leverage rises, Flacco doesn’t care

As leverage rises, Flacco doesn’t care

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 13, 2013
Throughout the 2012 regular season, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn’t pushing for a new contract, but he wouldn’t have complained if the team wanted to do a deal. They didn’t. Now, if the Ravens decide that Flacco’s performance to date in the p
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  • A.F.C. Championship Preview: Ravens at Patriots

    A.F.C. Championship Preview: Ravens at Patriots

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    A preview of the A.F.C. championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.
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  • Ravens LB Ayanbadejo bashes Pats on Twitter

    Ravens LB Ayanbadejo bashes Pats on Twitter

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    While New England was defeating Houston on Sunday to set up an AFC Championship Game rematch with Baltimore, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo ripped the Patriots on Twitter, particularly criticizing their no-huddle offense.
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  • Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hur…

    Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt …

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt in the first quarter, the Patriots turned to their reserves and ripped the Texans 41-28. It is the Patriot Way, says Don Banks.
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  • Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj……

    Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj…

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adjusted, says Chris Burke, who weighs in on the Patriots' 41-28 win that set up a rematch with the Ravens in the AFC title game.
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  • Ravens get Patriots in AFC championship

    Ravens get Patriots in AFC championship

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    For the second straight year, the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots will face each other in Foxborough, Mass., for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Kickoff for Sunday's AFC Championship Game is 6:30 p.m. ET. The fourth-seeded Ravens advanced S…
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  • Chargers interview Jay Gruden for coaching job

    Chargers interview Jay Gruden for coaching job

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed for the San Diego Chargers' vacant head coaching position Sunday.
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  • Ex-Ravens coach Billick interviewed with Eagles

    Ex-Ravens coach Billick interviewed with Eagles

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.
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  • Ravens' Ray Rice is tough up the middle

    Ravens' Ray Rice is tough up the middle

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    DENVER -- Leading up the AFC divisional playoff game, the talk surrounding Ray Rice was his fumbling in the postseason. In the 38-35 win over the Broncos, Rice didn't just hold onto the ball. He toughed it out with 30 carries, including 24 in between th…
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  • The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance Now

    The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance Now

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Mayors of rival cities make cities make light-hearted bets on the outcome of sporting events all the time. Just yesterday the Packers-49ers game had chocolates, cheese curds, sparkling wine, "a free admission day to the Children's Museum" and …
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  • Reminder: Peyton Manning Still Better Than Tim Tebow

    Reminder: Peyton Manning Still Better Than Tim Tebow

    Broncos fans should be used to this by now: a big time, Super Bowl-winning quarterback lost to an obviously lesser quarterback in an overtime classic in Denver. The comparisons have been as inescapable as they are stupid: More »
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  • Jets to follow up with 3 for GM job, sources say

    Jets to follow up with 3 for GM job, sources say

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Jets will hold follow-up discussions with three general manager candidates: former Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo, Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen and Pittsburgh Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan, according to sources.
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  • Ravens' tight ends take advantage of Denver

    Ravens' tight ends take advantage of Denver

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    DENVER -- Joe Flacco's memorable throws went to wide receivers on Saturday. He threw touchdown passes of 59 and 32 yards to Torrey Smith and hit Jacoby Jones for a 70-yard score. The Ravens' tight ends played a strong supporting role in the AFC division…
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  • Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not …

    Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not Allowed, But They Were Also Not Not Allowed

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Before Justin Tucker made the field goal that ended the the fifth longest game in NFL history yesterday, he jogged onto the field between the two overtimes and had an assistant coach hold the ball for him while he practiced his kicks. Champ Bailey was d…
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  • Humbled Peyton visits Lewis after loss in locker room

    Humbled Peyton visits Lewis after loss in locker room

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    A humbled Peyton Manning, with reporters hammering away on deadline and videocameras shut off after the last postgame question had been answered, took his family into the Ravens' locker room on Saturday night and visited with Ray Lewis.
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  • Caption this: Postgame chat

    Caption this: Postgame chat

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis were seen talking following Saturday's playoff game. What do you think a conversation between two future Hall of Famers included? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Hav…
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  • Report: Browns eye John Pagano for defensive coordinator

    Report: Browns eye John Pagano for defensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    There aren’t too many similarities that jump to mind between San Diego and Cleveland, but it’s looking like the Browns staff will be familiar to those who follow the Chargers. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns have their eyes on Chargers
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  • A Summit Of Two Of The Most Widely Loved And Reviled Football P…

    A Summit Of Two Of The Most Widely Loved And Reviled Football Players In The NFL Took Place After Ravens-Broncos

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    A tableau: Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis talking in a Mile High Stadium locker room, 90 minutes after the end of the pitched battle that was their AFC divisional playoff matchup, 85 minutes after Ray Lewis yelled Bible verse at Solomon Wilcots, and about…
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  • Ravens proving to be team of destiny

    Ravens proving to be team of destiny

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    DENVER -- As the Baltimore Ravens celebrated winning one of the best playoff games in NFL history, the players came off the field yelling, "No one thought we would win." The Ravens made a convincing statement in Saturday's AFC divisional playo…
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  • Officials have a rough day in Denver as the Broncos lose to the…

    Officials have a rough day in Denver as the Broncos lose to the Ravens

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    DENVER - The best thing that can be said about the officiating crew for Broncos-Ravens, headed by referee Bill Vinovich, was that they didn't seem to play favorites. There were really baffling calls against both sides. But the final pair of questionable…
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  • Video - Patriots Moving On Without Gronkowski 01:30

    Patriots Moving On Without Gronkowski

    Jan 13
    Mike Reiss looks ahead to next Sunday's AFC Championship game, in which the Patriots will face the Ravens without TE Rob Gronkowski
  • Video - Patriots Expecting Tough Game 00:44

    Patriots Expecting Tough Game

    Jan 13
    Bill Belichick and Tom Brady comment on the Patriots' upcoming matchup against the Ravens in the AFC Championship game.
  • Video - Has Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally proved his worth? 03:13

    Has Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally proved his worth?

    Jan 13
    Michael Lombardi discusses the contract situation of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and the latest news on the coaching carousel.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens linebacker Lewis: 'It was an exciting time when we came back' 04:18

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Lewis: 'It was an exciting time when we came back'

    Jan 13
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis joins 'NFL GameDay Final' to talk about his divisional playoff win against the Denver Broncos.

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