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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
Share TweetA preview of the A.F.C. championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.Share TweetWhile 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.
Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt …Updated Jan 13 Share TweetWhen 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.
Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj…Updated Jan 13 Share TweetTom 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.Share TweetFor 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…Share TweetCincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed for the San Diego Chargers' vacant head coaching position Sunday.Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (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.
Ravens' Ray Rice is tough up the middleUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetDENVER -- 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…
The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance NowUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetMayors 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 …Share TweetBroncos 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 »Share TweetThe 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.
Ravens' tight ends take advantage of DenverUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetDENVER -- 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…
Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not Allowed, But They Were Also Not Not AllowedUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetBefore 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…Share TweetA 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.
Caption this: Postgame chatUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetDenver 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…Share TweetThere 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 ChargersSource: profootballtalk.com
A Summit Of Two Of The Most Widely Loved And Reviled Football Players In The NFL Took Place After Ravens-BroncosUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetA 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…
Ravens proving to be team of destinyUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetDENVER -- 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…
Officials have a rough day in Denver as the Broncos lose to the RavensUpdated Jan 13 Share TweetDENVER - 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…Source: yahoo.com
Patriots Moving On Without GronkowskiJan 13Mike Reiss looks ahead to next Sunday's AFC Championship game, in which the Patriots will face the Ravens without TE Rob Gronkowski
Patriots Expecting Tough GameJan 13Bill Belichick and Tom Brady comment on the Patriots' upcoming matchup against the Ravens in the AFC Championship game.
Has Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally proved his worth?Jan 13Michael Lombardi discusses the contract situation of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and the latest news on the coaching carousel.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Lewis: 'It was an exciting time when we came back'Jan 13Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis joins 'NFL GameDay Final' to talk about his divisional playoff win against the Denver Broncos.
Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls TexansJan 13FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
NFL playoffs -- Can the Baltimore Ravens upset the New England Patriots fo…Jan 13It's Ravens vs. Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. How does the matchup shake out?
Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Sna…Jan 13FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicatedJan 13The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.