Found January 18, 2012 on
FOXBORO, Mass. -– Devin McCourty will see a familiar face when he looks into the Baltimore Ravens’ backfield on Sunday in the AFC Championship game. Ravens running back Ray Rice will do everything he can to make life miserable for McCourty and the rest of the Patriots defense, something that McCourty saw Rice do to opposing defenses when the two played together at Rutgers. "He's a great player," McCourty said of Rice, his teammate for just one season (2007) with the Scarlet Knights. "What he did for us in college was big, and he continued to do that once he...

Ray Rice Poses Huge Challenge for Patriots' Defense in AFC Championship in Running and Passing Games

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Heading into Sunday's AFC Championship against the Ravens, the Patriots' defense knows it will have its hands full with a 5-foot-8 dynamo of a running back. Ray Rice drives Baltimore's offense on the ground and, perhaps more importantly, through the air. Rice led the NFL with 2,068 yards from scrimmage during the regular season. He was second in the...

Vince Wilfork, Defensive Line Could Be Biggest Factor Against Ravens, Ray Rice and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots are a victory short of redemption against the Ravens, and they'd reserve a weeklong trip to Indianapolis, which is nice this time of year. With so much happening around Gillette Stadium, let's just get right to it with this week's Two-Minute Drill. 1. It's true, to an extent, when the Patriots say they're a different team this year... News Blitz - 1/18/2012

Devin McCourty adds a new dimension to the defense. Is Matt Light the key to a Patriots win? It’s all inside today’s edition of the News Blitz.

Ten NFL Free Agents To Avoid In 2012

Some of the best players in the NFL will be free agents next season, and there will be a slew of teams trying to persuade them to join up. While running backs like Ray Rice and Matt Forte are probably looking at a big payday and a long list of suitors should their current teams decide not to lock them up, that is not the case for all free agents. Players like Peyton Hillis and...

Patriots getting ready to stop Ravens' Joe Flacco

FOXBORO - The New England Patriots know running back Ray Rice is the Baltimore Ravens' biggest offensive threat....

Any guesses how many times Vince Wilfork has watched Ray Rice’s 83-yard playoff run against the Pats?

Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork was on a national conference call today with writers from all over the country. One writer wanted to know how many times he and the Pats defense had watched Ray Rice’s 83-yard touchdown rush to open the 2009 Wild Card Playoff game en route to beating the Pats 33-14. Wilfork’s immediate response: ”None.” The big man then went on to explain...

Ravens need more from Flacco, Rice

Joe Flacco and Ray Rice have been waiting three years to get back to this spot, and if the Baltimore Ravens hope to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2001, they'll need their dynamic duo to take their game up another level.

Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich talks about covering short people and hitting tall people

Ray Rice is listed at 5-foot-8. That, accordingly, makes me about 5-foot-10. But let’s be real. The Ravens RB is not 5-8, just like I’m not 5-10 (OK, maybe 5-9). Either way, both of us are short. I mean, look at that picture to the left. Rice is with Ravens LB Ray Lewis, who is 6-foot-1. And check out how short Rice looks there. Like, really short. Interestingly enough, that’s...

Baltimore vs. New England: Five Players To Keep An Eye On

The Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots: two heavy-hitting teams with a variety of talent - but only one will make it to the big game on February 5th. These are two very different teams in terms of strengths and weaknesses. It's no secret that the Patriots lack a decent running game, while Baltimore has one of the best in the league courtesy of Ray Rice; or that the...

Wednesday Practice Transcript - 01/18

Ravens’ Wednesday interview transcripts featuring the following: Head Coach John Harbaugh QB Joe Flacco LB Ray Lewis RB Ray Rice OLB Terrell Suggs

Patriots Look to Avenge Ugly Loss to Baltimore in 2009-10 Wild Card Round

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick surely will have what transpired January 10, 2010 on their minds when they welcome the Ravens to town for the AFC Championship game. From the onset, Gillette Stadium’s eerily silent crowd could only watch with their collective mouths open. A week removed from Wes Welker’s knee blowout in the final regular season game in Houston, with questions abound...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.