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No Ordinary Joe: Joe Flacco called himself an elite QB, then pr…

No Ordinary Joe: Joe Flacco called himself an elite QB, then prove…

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 4, 2013
Joe Flacco called himself an elite QB, then proved it with a championship performance. Like Eli Manning before him, he's shattered Super Bowl predictors, says Kerry J. Byrne.
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  • Standout Chargers lineman Sweeney dead at 71

    Standout Chargers lineman Sweeney dead at 71

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Walt Sweeney, a standout offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at 71.
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  • Is Titus Young worth claiming?

    Is Titus Young worth claiming?

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Kansas City Chiefs will have an interesting decision to make in regards to their first experience with the top waiver claiming priority in the NFL this offseason. One of the first day of offseason, Detroit cut troubled but talented receiver Titus Yo…
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  • AFC West notes: In an Insider piece, ESPN’s playoff predictor s…

    AFC West notes: In an Insider piece, ESPN’s playoff predictor s…

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    In an Insider piece, ESPN’s playoff predictor sees the Broncos registering another 13-3 season in 2013. Meanwhile, Las Vegas believes the Broncos are an early favorite for next year’s Super Bowl. The NFL waiver season has begun. It is of note in the A
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  • Report: Husain Abdullah to work out for Chiefs

    Report: Husain Abdullah to work out for Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    NFL safeties Husain and Hamza Abdullah did not play football in 2012, choosing instead to make a pilgrimage to Mecca as part of their observance of their Islamic faith. The brothers made their choice knowing that it might impact their ability to return …
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  • Change in store for Oakland's defensive line

    Change in store for Oakland's defensive line

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    For the second straight year, as the new brass tries to rebuild, the Oakland Raiders will likely undergo major change this offseason. A place where serious change could occur is on the defensive line as the team tries to get younger and cheaper all the …
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  • 49ers, Broncos installed as 2013 favorites in Vegas

    49ers, Broncos installed as 2013 favorites in Vegas

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    One football season is over and we’re already starting to look forward to the next one. In Las Vegas, that means installing favorites to take home the Lombardi Trophy at the Meadowlands a year from now. They believe that 49ers running back Frank Gore wi
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  • Harbaugh, Ravens fulfill their Super destiny

    Harbaugh, Ravens fulfill their Super destiny

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    There's no way to quantify belief, but you know it when you see it, and Baltimore had it Sunday. Behind their unflappable coach and QB, the Ravens were truly destiny's children.
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Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Flacco, Eli have turned Super Bowl predictors upside down

    Feb 4
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco helped prove that there's a very simple formula for building a champion in today's NFL.
  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
  • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

    Feb 4
    Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''