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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 …Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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. ArthurUpvote Share TweetThe 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 injuUpvote Share TweetCorey 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. GrUpvote Share TweetIf 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.Upvote Share TweetRavens 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetEd 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Skip Bayless' take on 'Joe Fluke-o'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens will be facing tight salary cap situation this offseasonbaltimoresun.com Updated Jan 17, 2013As 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.Upvote Share Tweet
One Step From New OrleansThere 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.Upvote Share TweetThis story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.Upvote Share Tweet
Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fightThe 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 sUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetCan 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Brandon Joiner released from prison, can rejoin BengalsShortly 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 thUpvote Share TweetReagan 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 wanUpvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach Thursday, the latest move in the team's rebuilding project.Upvote Share TweetESPN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens want to be latest fantastic four seedThe 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…Upvote Share TweetLike 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Browns have hired a pair of executive vice presidents, filling out their front office under new owner Jimmy Haslam.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: A New Look For EaglesJan 17Episode 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.
Offensive Keys On Championship SundayJan 17Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
'Sound FX': 2012 Baltimore RavensJan 17Take a listen to some of the best sounds from the Baltimore Ravensâ€™ roller-coaster season leading up to their big double-overtime victory over the Denver Broncos.
Browns Hire Norv Turner As OCJan 17ESPN.com AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley discusses Cleveland's hiring of Norv Turner as its offensive coordinator.
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksJan 17Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …Jan 17This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.