Found January 08, 2013 on
With the wild card round of the NFL playoffs done, we move now to the big boys of the league. For the first time, the top four teams in the league will hit the field and prove that they meet that definition by more than just their record. First up, the Saturday after noon game between the top seeded Denver Broncos and the visiting 4th seed, the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore Ravens (4) @ Denver Broncos (1)  With Baltimore fresh off of an emotional win in what is to be the final home appearance for Ray Lewis, the Ravens come to the mile high city as a four point road dog. After a 34-17 curb stomping in front of the home crowd just over three weeks ago, you’d think the spread would be a little more. But the playoffs are a completely different animal; as is the Ravens defense with their team captain back on the field. Last week the Ravens defense made the big play almost every time they had to. They got off the field on long third down situations and they caused two turnovers. To sneak o...

Ravens Could Be Forced To Cut WR Anquan Boldin

ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that the Baltimore Ravens are currently sitting $5 million over next season’s salary cap, which means that they’ll need to shed some salary before the start of the next league year. Schefter adds that Ray Lewis retiring will eliminate $3.8 million from their cap, but what is really going to complicate things further is the fact that their QB Joe...

The Three Greatest Plays Of Ray Lewis' Career

Last Wednesday when Baltimore Ravens All Pro linebacker Ray Lewis announced to the media that this season would be his 'last ride' everyone was taken by storm. Sure, Lewis is 37, and this was probably going to be his last season anyway, but no one expected the news. It had seemed that the longevity of his career would continue. No one outdoes Father Time however, and Lewis...

Ed Reed not thinking about his future right now

After yesterday’s win over the Colts, Ravens safety Ed Reed didn’t care to speculate on his future with his contract expiring at the end of this season.“I’m not thinking about that right now,” Reed said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I’m football. I’m completing this year, and like I always tell you, I assess it every year. I assess myself every year physically. A guy in...

Broncos G Kuper ready for 1st playoff appearance

Nobody knows the value of right guard Chris Kuper's presence like Peyton Manning. Coming off a series of neck surgeries, Denver's quarterback was sacked 21 times this season, but only twice with Kuper in the Broncos' lineup. Although Manny Ramirez admirably filled in for him, the pocket of protection wasn't the same with Kuper out. The anchor of Denver's offensive...

McGahee: Rehab on injured knee on track

If Willis McGahee had to play a game tomorrow, ''No, I couldn't go,'' he said. But if he gets the call to play on, say, Jan. 20 in the AFC title game, the Broncos running back thinks he could be there. ''This isn't my first rodeo for a knee,'' McGahee said Monday, as the Broncos started preparing for their divisional playoff game Saturday...

Broncos RB McGahee back at practice

Injured Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee returned to practice on Tuesday wearing a non-contact black jersey, according to the Denver Post. It was the first day McGahee was eligible to practice since being placed on the team's injured reserve/designated-to-return list with a torn medial collateral ligament and leg fracture. He sustained the injuries in a Week 11 victory...

Ed Reed: “I’m not focused on that. Right now, it’s playoffs, it’s Denver, it’s football”

Arguably one of the best players in the league, Ed Reed, is not considering retirement even though his longtime teammate, Ray Lewis played his last home game with the Ravens on Sunday afternoon. Ed Reed is in the final year of his contract with the Baltimore Ravens but, is not ready to call it quits just yet. “I’m football. I’m completing this year, and like I always tell...

Reggie Wayne: Ray Lewis’ dance at end of game was ‘disrespectful’

Ray Lewis announced prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend that he would be retiring, so most people enjoyed seeing him do his trademark dance one last time. One person who didn’t find it too amusing, though, was Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Wayne found it disrespectful that Lewis did his typical pregame dance, and then came...

Willis McGahee Returns To Practice Tuesday

Denver running back Willis McGahee (torn MCL, broken leg) was back on the practice field Tuesday, the first day he was eligible to make an appearance.Fantasy Spin:McGahee could play if Denver makes the AFC Championship, though the Broncos have gotten excellent play out of Knowshon Moreno.

Flacco seeks redemption in rematch with Broncos

The most telling image of Baltimore's game against the Denver Broncos last month was Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco lying flat on his stomach near the goal line after his futile pursuit of cornerback Chris Harris. Baltimore was poised to score a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to pull within 10-7. Instead, Harris intercepted an ill-advised, hurried pass from...

The Five Baltimore Ravens That Will Determine the Game VS Denver Broncos

The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs are just around the corner, and somehow, the Baltimore Ravens are the only team playing on a short week as they travel to Mile High to take on the Denver Broncos this Saturday at 4:30 pm EST. Baltimore will look to avenge their week 15 thumping at the hands of the Broncos. In week 15 there were several Ravens that did not play due to injury...
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