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Decker says Peyton was on board with taking a knee

Decker says Peyton was on board with taking a knee

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
The Broncos have been criticized for choosing to take a knee with 31 seconds left in regulation on Saturday and the score against the Ravens tied at 35. And since success has a thousand fathers and failure is an orphan, Broncos receiver Eric Decker was …
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  • Cardinals hire Arians as head coach

    Cardinals hire Arians as head coach

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the Arizona Cardinals have filled the NFL's final head coaching vacancy by hiring Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
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  • Chandler Jones won’t tell Arthur Jones how his ankle feels

    Chandler Jones won’t tell Arthur Jones how his ankle feels

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Patriots take secrecy about injuries seriously. So seriously that rookie defensive end Chandler Jones won’t tell his own brother how he’s feeling. Of course, that’s largely because Chandler’s brother, Arthur Jones, plays for the Ravens. Arthur
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  • Pats place Gronkowski on injured reserve

    Pats place Gronkowski on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Patriots have a roster spot to fill before this weekend’s game against the Ravens. They officially placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Thursday, four days after breaking a bone in his left arm for the second time this season. The inju
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  • Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    Ravens’ Corey Graham says Bears limited him

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Corey Graham signed as a free agent with the Ravens during the offseason and has played well, starting eight games at cornerback in the regular season and two more in the playoffs, and intercepting Peyton Manning twice in Baltimore’s upset at Denver. Gr
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  • Ravens K Tucker confident he won't miss

    Ravens K Tucker confident he won't miss

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    If the Baltimore Ravens need a field goal in the waning seconds of the AFC Championship Game, they'll call upon a rookie with little regard for history.
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  • Ravens backup back sits out Thursday

    Ravens backup back sits out Thursday

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce missed practice Thursday, a day after he said he would play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. He was limited Wednesday with a knee injury. Pierce aggravated a knee injury in the third quarter of Saturday's doub…
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  • Browns hire ex-Chargers coach Turner as OC

    Browns hire ex-Chargers coach Turner as OC

    The Cleveland Browns announced six additions to coach Rob Chudzinski's coaching staff Thursday, headlined by Norv Turner, who was named the team's offensive coordinator.
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  • Could Reed end up with Pats next season?

    Could Reed end up with Pats next season?

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Ed Reed could be playing in his final game with the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. But this might not be his last one in New England. Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowl safety, is an unrestricted free agent in March, and there have not been…
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  • Skip Bayless' take on 'Joe Fluke-o'

    Skip Bayless' take on 'Joe Fluke-o'

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    ESPN's Skip Bayless has never been a fan of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Not sure if you could tell by his nickname for him: Joe Fluke-o. In his latest column, Bayless explains why Flacco still has a lot to prove despite leading the Ravens t…
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  • Ravens will be facing tight salary cap situation this offseason

    Ravens will be facing tight salary cap situation this offseason

    baltimoresun.com Jan 17, 2013
    As the AFC North champion Ravens chase a Super Bowl berth heading into Sunday's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots, their offseason outlook is beginning to crystallize.
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  • One Step From New Orleans

    One Step From New Orleans

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.
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  • Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper …

    Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of quarterbacks

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.
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  • Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to…

    Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fight

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The NFL Films cameras caught an amusing incident between Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs and Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan during Saturday’s game, in which Suggs challenged Bannan to a fight - but convinced the ref not to throw a flag by s
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  • Mike Shula interviews for Panthers OC job

    Mike Shula interviews for Panthers OC job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Panthers interviewed quarterbacks coach Mike Shula for their offensive coordinator job, as they try to replace new Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski. According to the Associated Press, Shula interviewed Wednesday, after the team already interviewed B…
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  • Bilboard counts down Ray Lewis' retirement

    Bilboard counts down Ray Lewis' retirement

    Can a billboard become bulletin board material? There are billboards springing up in the Boston area that are counting down to Ray Lewis' retirement party. It features a countdown of the days, hours and minutes until the kickoff of Sunday's AFC Champion…
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  • Brandon Joiner released from prison, can rejoin Bengals

    Brandon Joiner released from prison, can rejoin Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Shortly after undrafted rookie linebacker Brandon Joiner signed with the Bengals in May, he was sentenced to three years in prison as a result of his involvement in a 2007 robbery when he was enrolled at Texas A&M. At the time, Joiner’s attorney said th
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  • Reagan Maui’a: Troy Polamalu was not involved in Manti Te’o hoa…

    Reagan Maui’a: Troy Polamalu was not involved in Manti Te’o hoax

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Reagan Maui’a has some type of involvement in the bizarre hoax surrounding the fake girlfriend of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Maui’a made that clear when he claimed to have met Lennay Kekua, a person who does not exist. But Maui’a wan
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  • Jaguars hire Bradley as coach

    Jaguars hire Bradley as coach

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach Thursday, the latest move in the team's rebuilding project.
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  • Kiper's mock draft 1.0: AFC North

    Kiper's mock draft 1.0: AFC North

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay offered his first mock of the draft season last month, and Mel Kiper followed this week with his Mock 1.0 . As always, you'll need an Insider subscription to see the entire post. But I have received permission to share wit…
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  • Ravens want to be latest fantastic four seed

    Ravens want to be latest fantastic four seed

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The No. 1 seeds in the NFL playoffs should have the best records in the conference championship games. They are the teams who are always guaranteed to play at home if they make it this far. But, for some reason, it's actually the fourth seeds who have b…
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  • Wake-up: Browns to talk to Raheem Morris

    Wake-up: Browns to talk to Raheem Morris

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Like every morning in the AFC North blog, here's your wake-up call ... RAVENS: Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones thinks his younger brother, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, will play in the AFC Championship Game, but he hasn't gotten any insi…
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  • New-look Browns hire two new executive VP's

    New-look Browns hire two new executive VP's

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Browns have hired a pair of executive vice presidents, filling out their front office under new owner Jimmy Haslam.
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  • Jets will not hire Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator

    Jets will not hire Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The New York Jets have one less name to consider for their vacant offensive coordinator position. According to Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday, the Jets will not hire former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron as the replacement for the fi…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A New Look For Eagles 02:14

    NFL32OT: A New Look For Eagles

    Jan 17
    Episode 251: Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson discusses looking forward to working with Chip Kelly and his new offense. The NFL32 crew breaks down which defensive player will have the biggest impact in the AFC Championship game.
  • Video - Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday 02:27

    Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
  • Video - 'Sound FX': 2012 Baltimore Ravens 05:20

    'Sound FX': 2012 Baltimore Ravens

    Jan 17
    Take a listen to some of the best sounds from the Baltimore Ravens’ roller-coaster season leading up to their big double-overtime victory over the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - Browns Hire Norv Turner As OC 03:10

    Browns Hire Norv Turner As OC

    Jan 17
    ESPN.com AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley discusses Cleveland's hiring of Norv Turner as its offensive coordinator.

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    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
  • Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …

    Jan 17
    This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.