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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer No one selected Justin Tucker in the 2012 NFL draft, so he had to wait until late May before the Baltimore Ravens extended an invitation to the former Texas kicker to join them at training camp.
Tucker then had to beat out veteran Billy Cundiff, who scored 122 points one season earlier.
Although Cundiff missed a short field-goal try in the 2011 AFC championship game, he was the odds-on favorite to retain his job. As the saying goes, there's no substitute for experience.
Tucker beat out Cundiff in a competition that lasted deep into the summer, and now the rookie will be kicking in the Super Bowl for Baltimore on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers.
Who'd have thought it?
''I definitely did,'' Tucker said. ''In this whole season, dating back to last year when I was just out of school, it's been kind of a whirlwind. But it's nothing we can't handle. I'...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will retire in style with these gold-colored cleats that he’ll wear against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. Under Armour’s FW13 cleats tell much of Lewis’ story. Lewis' kicks have “Psalms 91” on the toe — just like the T-shirt he wore under his pads during his final home game on Jan. 6.
The Ravens are focused on the Super Bowl, but here's a look at the draft.
Here is my first look at the NFL Draft. There are a lot of teams that need quarterbacks this year. The problem, there are not enough QB's in the draft.
I expect to see teams trying to trade down, will they have any takers?
1. Chiefs - Bjoern Warner, DE, Florida State...
The Baltimore Ravens may be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but there has been repeated talks of their offseason plans. Between signing Joe Flacco, and/or letting Ed Reed walk, the Ravens apparently have other plans; this time at the wide receiver position. On NFL Live today, Adam Schefter said that the team may "very well" choose to release Anquan Boldin.
So, I have a serious internal debate going on right now. The Ravens minus 4 is straight up stealing. Like, there is absolutely no way I see SF winning this game. If they do, it's gonna be on a last second field goal where they don't cover. To be honest, I see something like 28-17 Ravens (yes, I am also thinking about the under of 47.5, but not completely confident on that...
There will be no Mannings, not at Super Bowl XLVII.
It’s brother vs. brother, certainly, a historic Super Bowl tale of opposing coaches. You could say it’s brotherly love, a moment when John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, will stand across the field from Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers Sunday to fight for a possession of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a 22...
When news broke earlier this week that Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed could see himself playing for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, many took it and ran with it. Assuming that Reed already has one foot out the door ready to head to New England at the conclusion of the Super Bowl. The Ravens [...]
All week, we have been collecting Super Bowl XLVII predictions from beautiful women (like this one and this one). Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton, whom you may have heard of, is a beautiful woman. She’s in a new Mercedes commercial, which will make its broadcast debut during the Super Bowl, (even though everyone has seen it online already).
The Baltimore Ravens tweeted...
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Football is the ultimate team sport. And with that it also means more than any other sport it becomes games within the game. Here are a few key match-ups to look for in this game, who has the advantage and who ultimately should win this game.
The first key match-up to look at is going to be the Ravens Offensive line versus the 49ers defensive line. Both strengths of each team, it...