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Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.Share TweetRay Horton, who spent the past two seasons as Arizona's defensive coordinator, was named to the same position with the Browns on Friday.Share TweetHere is the injury report for Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Ravens and Patriots: BALTIMORE RAVENS OUT: CB Asa Jackson (thigh). QUESTIONABLE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), WR David Re…Share TweetRavens coach John Harbaugh wouldn't say specifically why he fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron last month, and Harbaugh won't say specifically what offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is doing differently than Cameron. But there is a difference in t…Share TweetOn Friday, a feud suddenly emerged between Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and former Eagles president (and current Browns CEO) Joe Banner. Lurie believes Banner has been criticizing Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman, and Banner denies it. The strangest aspect of t…Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 18, 2013Eight N.F.L. teams hired coaches in the past few weeks. Not a single hire was African-American.Share Tweetbaltimoresun.com Jan 18, 2013Joe Flacco didn't exactly channel his inner Joe Namath, but the Ravens quarterback definitely likes his team’s chances in Sunday’s AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.Share Tweet
Steelers’ Kevin Colbert: Sometimes you have to draft character risksSteelers G.M. Kevin Colbert announced last week that he was cutting running back Chris Rainey, just hours after Rainey was arrested - and just nine months after Colbert drafted Rainey, despite character concerns stemming from Rainey’s college career.Share Tweet
Watch The Baltimore Police Department's Crazed, Militaristic Tribute To The Ravens (Includes Cop Rap)deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013Oh dear. What can one even say about this video, created by the Baltimore police department in anticipation of this weekend's AFC championship game between the Ravens and the Patriots? It's got everything that a terrible hype video needs: "Seven Na…Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's AFC Championship Game: QB road warrior: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won five out of his nine road playoff games, which is more than Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Terry Bradshaw, Steve…Share TweetAs an NFL Network commentator, Mike Lombardi was critical of the Browns’ decision to spend a first-round draft pick on quarterback Brandon Weeden. So now that Lombardi has been hired to run the Browns’ front office, does that mean it’s time to findShare TweetWorking across the country from his more celebrated brother, John Harbaugh has made the Ravens one of the most consistent winners in the NFL, writes Peter King.Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 18, 2013On Monday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora did a hatchet job on Eagles GM Howie Roseman. He wrote that Roseman was "drunk with power" and "woefully out of his depth," and to add the sheen of authority, La Canfora cloaked it in "a g…Share Tweet
Friday Forecast: Conference championshipsMy picks in last weekend's divisional playoff round can be summed up like this: Saturday was awful and Sunday was perfect. In other words, I split last weekend. Here's my predictions for Sunday's conference championship games (for entertainment purposes…Share TweetRavens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is very familiar with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He’s been part of the defensive staff in Baltimore for the last three seasons, which has meant three matchups with the Patriots, and he spent four years as theShare TweetThe only Super Bowl-winning quarterback in Ravens history is an admirer of the quarterback who could become the second. Trent Dilfer, who quarterbacked the Ravens to the 2000 Super Bowl, believes Joe Flacco is a little underrated and considers him one o…Share TweetWR Donald Jones thinks he’ll be recovered from his season-ending illness in time for the start of Bills offseason work. A look at the possible cap benefits of cutting various members of the Dolphins. Patriots S Devin McCourty says he’s impressed withShare TweetI will be traveling to New England tomorrow for the AFC Championship Game, and Foxborough is going to feel like Miami compared to Denver last weekend. The high temperature for Sunday is 44 degrees, which is more than 30 degrees warmer than the AFC divis…Share Tweet
Conference Championship Game Matchupsnytimes.com Jan 18, 2013Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?Share Tweet
New England Patriots to keep Balitmore Ravens coach John Harbaugh from Super Bowl clash with brothernydailynews.com Jan 18, 2013For a good part of the season, it looked like Super Bowl XLVII could be renamed the Manning Bowl On Bourbon St. with Eli’s Giants and Peyton’s Broncos on a collision course that ultimately got sidetracked before the brothers could play for the LombardShare Tweetgrantland.com Jan 18, 2013Since Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he will retire at the end of Baltimore's season, his quest for another Super Bowl victory to cap his ...Share Tweet
NFL32OT: A New Face For CardinalsJan 18Episode 252: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians. Mark Schlereth breaks down the expectations for Joe Flacco this Sunday. The NFL32 crew discuss which player will impact the 49ers-Falcons game.
NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title GamesJan 18Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
'Playbook': New England Patriots offenseJan 18The "Playbook" crew explains how the New England Patriots offense will try to attack the Baltimore Ravens defense in the AFC Championship Game.
'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed's impactJan 18The "Playbook" crew breaks down the importance of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed to the Ravens' defense, and the impact he will have in the AFC Championship Game.