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New England Patriots
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The Patriots will have their hands full Sunday night as they travel to Baltimore. There is no doubt that Ray Lewis and company are still bitter over their heart-breaking loss in the AFC Championship Game. Emmanuel Sanders made a late play on the football and broke up a sure game-winning touchdown. Down 3 with time expiring, Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal that would have sent the game into overtime and the rest is history. In addition to the bad blood between these two teams, both have an arsenal of offensive weapons. Joe Flacco will look to find Anquan Boldin and young stud Torrey Smith throughout the day. Despite these receivers immense talent, its tight end Dennis Pitta that leads the team in yards and receptions. Throw in Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and the Patriots’ defense will have its hands full. Luckily, as long as they follow my keys to victory, the Ravens won’t stand a chance Sunday night!
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Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith lost his 19-year-old brother, Tevin, to a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. It is unknown if he will play against the Patriots.
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Sunday Night Football has brought us some crazy plays and some God awful officiating. We’ve seen Bill Belichick mouth visual expletives and also the crowd in Baltimore gave the loudest expletive chant I’ve ever heard in all of my years watching sports. The Baltimore Raven faithful are not happy with the calls that the New England Patriots are getting and they have good reason...
Torrey Smith took a knee and pointed to the sky after he hauled in a 25-yard touchdown reception from Joe Flacco. Smith, who is playing with a heavy heart because of the recent death of his younger brother, was then met by most of his teammates in an emotional scene after the catch.
Smith's brother, Tevin Chris Jones, died on early Sunday morning after being involved in a motorcycle...
With just seconds left on the clock and a field goal separating the Patriots and Ravens, Sunday night's showdown in Baltimore felt awfully familiar. The only difference this time was the result. About eight months to the day from the Patriots miracle 23-20 win over the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game, this time Baltimore's kicker was actually able to split the uprights...
The brother of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has been killed in a motorcycle accident.
Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died of injuries he sustained in a crash in West Moreland County in northeast Virginia, according to the Ravens.
Smith was notified at the team hotel in Baltimore shortly after 1 a.m. and immediately left to be with his family.
Smith posted on his Twitter...
The definition of a good teammate is someone who cheers, remains positive, takes responsibility and is a good example to the rest of the team. In the NFL, teammates depend on each for success and bond during failure. Tom Brady and Wes Welker have been teammates on the New England Patriots since 2007 when Welker was traded from the Miami Dolphins.
Over the last five seasons, Welker...
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ESPNBoston.com:Newly acquired Patriots tight end Kellen Winslow will be active for tonight’s game against the Ravens, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Winslow has been with the team for just two practices, but coach Bill Belichick said Friday he wasn’t ruling out him contributing with tight end Aaron Hernandez out with an ankle injury. Boston.comPatriots defensive...
Julian Edleman dropped this second quarter pass
Honestly, when the fourth quarter came around, I don’t think either teams fan base wanted to win the football game. They really just wanted to find head referee Bruce Hermanson’s car and throw chicken-milk stink bombs at it. In the end, it was the Ravens who came out victors over the New England Patriots, after a little bit more...
The New England Patriots have listed wide receiver Brandon Lloyd as questionable with a thigh injury for Sunday night’s game against the Seahawks.
Also questionable are Logan Mankins (hip) and Dan Connolly (concussion).
Finally the Ravens will get to face the Patriots at home. It’s their first game in Baltimore since the Bart Scott flag-throwing game in 2007.
This game will perhaps determine playoff seedings for the AFC as both teams are coming off losses to NFC foes.
The last time these two teams met, it was a gut-wrenching loss for the Ravens. In that game, quarterback Joe Flacco thoroughly...
BALTIMORE -- Justin Tucker's 27-yard field goal as time expired gave the Baltimore Ravens a 31-30 comeback win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in front of 71,269 at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore trailed by nine with 14 minutes left and was down 30-28 when Joe Flacco got the ball back with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. He led the Ravens...
For Bill Belichick, Ed Reed may be "the one that got away." Back in April of 2002, Belichick and Scott Pioli chose to take tight end Daniel Graham with the 21st overall pick in the NFL draft. Reed went just three picks later, and after eight pro bowl appearances and eight all-pro teams, the Patriots head coach may still be kicking himself. But after eleven seasons in the...
There wasn’t much that happened on the field tonight that I respected, but Torrey Smith’s performance is one. So here’s a nod to Torrey for a memorable performance under horrible circumstances that helped his team pull out the win.
Congrats to the Ravens. Now back to the Pats drawing board…
6 receptions. 127 yards. 2 touchdowns. Wow.
Mike Pereira, the former Vice President of Officiating in the NFL and current rules analyst at Fox Sports, took to Twitter to analyze the controversial Baltimore Ravens' game-winning field goal: Just got back. Here is the rule on FGs. The entire ball must pass inside the outside edge of the upright.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) September 24, 2012 A FG that goes over the top...