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FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady has long been viewed as an elite quarterback. Even Ray Lewis referred to Brady as “one of the greatest quarterback in NFL history,” after Sunday’s AFC Championship win. But Joe Flacco proved yet again why he too deserves that title.
Flacco outplayed Brady in last year’s AFC Championship Game loss and he one-upped the great No. 12 yet again, throwing a trio of touchdown passes, only this time the Ravens came out victorious. With the win, Flacco set a new postseason mark with his record sixth road playoff victory and he clinched his first ever trip to the Super Bowl.
Beyond the obvious feats, Flacco also accomplished something that only one other quarterback — Mark Sanchez, if you can believe it — has ever done by beating both Peyton Manning and Brady in the same postseason. His gutsy efforts in both wins, and knack for playing his best in the biggest moments, have also established him as maybe the most clutch quarterback in football today — Eli Manning, you...
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady entered Sunday’s AFC Championship game needing just 277 yards passing to surpass Brett Favre as the all-time post-season passing yardage leader. Brady set the mark, throwing for 32o yards, but his afternoon was not one of his more memorable performances in his storied career. The Patriots entered the afternoon with the league’s best home winning...
With the Ravens hanging on to an 8 point lead the very first play of the 4th quarter was one of the key plays in the game. At these times in the game is when Tom Brady makes his living being known as one of the most clutch QB’s of all time, but instead on this drive was cut short. The Patriots decide to run the ball with Ridley, who rips off 8 yards, but gets hit helmet-to-helmet...
One of the most controversial plays of Sunday’s AFC Championship game came at the end of the second quarter when Tom Brady scrambled out of the pocket and slid cleats high into Ravens safety Ed Reed. Not only did the slide look to be a dirty, unsportsmanlike play by Brady, it was resulted in a case of terrible time management that might have cost the Pats seven points at the end...
The Ravens had the best defense, the best coach, and the best quarterback on the field tonight. That is why they are heading to the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He walked slowly to the sideline, removed his helmet and sat on the bench.
A fourth-quarter comeback chance was gone. The end of his season was less than seven minutes away.
Playoff games leave teams with ''either euphoria or crash landing.
''For us,'' New England...
It made for great story lines all week. The upstart, emotional Ravens, playing for Ray Lewis' retirement, come to New England seeking revenge against a superior offense.Joe Flacco, set to prove that he is in the same league as Tom Brady, needs to repeat his performance from a week earlier in Denver; can New England's defense rise to the challenge, or are they as weak as everyone...
Yesterday, Bernard Pollard implied that Tom Brady should be fined for kicking Ed Reed in the umm groin area on a slide. Today, it appears as if the NFL is looking into it.
JUST IN - Tom Brady is being reviewed by league officials for his slide/kick in AFC Championship (via @edwerderespn)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 22, 2013
To me, it looked completely accidental...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots boasted the best red zone offense in the NFL during the 2012 season. They weren't as good Sunday night.Tom Brady's squad converted on only one of four trips inside the 20-yard line in a 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game.“That’s the game," Patriots receiver Deion Branch told the media after the...
8 a.m. ET: The day of reckoning is upon us, at least for those of us who intently follow the NFL.
The NFL’s conference judgment day will begin with the San Francisco 49ers’ visit to Atlanta for the NFC crown, but all eyes will be peeled for the Ravens’ trip to Foxboro to mark a repeat of last season’s AFC title game.
Tom Brady has been preparing for his chance at a sixth...
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> The winds were strong, which means that we heard about them for a really long time> Baltimore won the toss and elected to do the intelligent thing> This is Patriots QB Tom Brady's 7th AFC Championship game, which is just kind of nuts> On 3rd and 2, Brady hit WR Wes Welker deep, but there's a reason why the Patriots aren't going to retain Welker...
Christian HardyBoston fans were hoping that their team could end Ray Lewis’ final playoff run in Foxboro on Sunday. Instead, Lewis will play his final game of his career in two weeks, with a warm going out party — in New Orleans.
The two sides involved have started quite the war. First, Clear Channel, in Boston, purchased a billboards to display the countdown to “Ray’s retirement...
Before diving into the two week buildup that is the Super Bowl (and which will be even more blown up than ever before because of the Harbaugh brothers coaching against each other) I’ll go ahead and share the video that the guys from “Bad Lip Reading” on YouTube posted last week. Ever wonder what the coach was saying after that game-changing call? Wonder why Tom Brady was high...
The Patriots didn't force any turnovers, Joe Flacco hit a good number of 20+ yard throws, the Patriots could not convert in the redzone, Tom Brady threw two interceptions, Aqib Talib was injured early in the first quarter and Bernard Pollard injured Stevan Ridey - forcing a fumble.
Essentially, it was the perfect storm for the Ravens to win. Everything that needed to happen...