Found January 20, 2013 on
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
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 for Baltimore, happened. And they got their revenge on the Patriots in the AFC championship game, 28-13, and will advance to the Super Bowl to take on Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers.
It also continues the trend of the Ravens beating the Patriots in games following major injuries. In the 2009 playoff game, the Patriots had just lost Wes Welker. Earlier this year, the Patriots had just lost Aaron Hernandez. And this week, the Patriots were coming off losing Rob Gronkowski for the season. That accounts for every win the Ravens have over the Patriots.
The Patriots lead at the half, but Joe Flacco and...
BEST OF MAXIM
FLIPPING HIS LID
On a third down play late in the fourth quarter, the Atlanta Falcons seemingly completed a pass to move the chains. The ball seemed to touch the ground, and it was challenged by Jim Harbaugh. The call was upheld, and Harbaugh treated us to one of the best reactions to a call in recent memory. The 49ers eventually forced the Falcons to turn the ball over on downs, and the 49ers...
Greatest NFL coincidence of all time? Ray Lewis will be playing his last game pitted against the man who he got his first career sack off–49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
17 years ago, back when Reverend Ray was still just in proverbial Sunday school, he got his first career sack off 33-year-old Colts Quarterback Jim Harbaugh. NFL.com dug up the almost too awesome to believe stat...
“Football is a game of inches,” is one of the oldest sayings in Football. This embodies what the NFL is about. Little to no separation. A team, player or coach may be at the top of their game but the difference between themselves and others is small. So minute that over the years, timing and luck at times have more to do with success than preparation and execution. Because at...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It is going to be a Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl. Hours after Jim Harbaugh directed the San Francisco 49ers into the NFL's title game, his brother John's Baltimore Ravens upset the New England Patriots with a second-half rally that produced a 28-13 win Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. The coaching brothers and their teams will square off in...
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.
Congrats to the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, who both defeated higher-seeded opponents on the road to punch tickets to the Super Bowl. Here's our initial preview of the biggest matchup on the planet, which kicks off 332 hours from now.
Two storylines you're going to be sick of by Wednesday:
1. Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh are the first brothers to hold...
With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, be on the lookout for plenty of prognostications from folks. This even includes some picks from animals. Namely, Princess, a 26-year old camel from Popcorn Park Zoo in New Jersey.The prophetic mammal has chosen the correct winner in six of the last seven Super Bowls, according to the zoo's general manager. She correctly tabbed the New...
Jim Harbaugh announced that David Akers will remain the team’s kicker despite missing a field goal against the Falcons. (NFLTR)
Bengals may look to the draft to find a backup quarterback for next season. (NFLTR)
Browns CEO Joe Banner mentioned that he viewed hiring Chip Kelly as their HC as too big of a “gamble.” (Sports Illustrated)
What is your key to the game for the AFC Championship?
Stephen: The key to making it back to the Super Bowl will be preventing big plays. Joe Flacco played a great game in the 2012 AFC Championship, but his team came up short thanks to Billy Cundiff. Flacco shredded the Broncos last week and is out to prove he's elite. The Patriots must limit the big plays from Jacoby Jones...
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...