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One day before facing the Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Ravens placed starting offensive guard Jah Reid (toe) on injured reserve.
Reid did not play in Baltimore’s win over the Colts last week in the wild card round of the playoffs and will be replaced by Bobbie Williams on the Ravens’ offensive line. Williams started in six games for Baltimore this season and allowed four sacks.
For the Broncos, cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion) has been ruled out. The complete injury report for Saturday’s game can be found here.
In the regular season, Denver’s Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil combined to record 29.5 sacks. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco was sacked 35 times in 2012. Have fun, Williams.
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With Tebow nowhere in sight, it was Ravens defensive captain Ray Lewis this time preaching to viewers that “nothing is impossible with God.”
Joe Flacco stripped the annoying monkey off his back (again) and orchestrated his offense (near-flawlessly) versus a defense that ranked 3rd against the pass (199.6 ypg). Without fear, he catapulted touchdowns, to Jacoby Jones (1) and Torrey...
For the Ravens:
Out: G Jah Reid (toe). Reid was placed on injured reserve and the team activated cornerback Asa Jackson from suspension.
Probable: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), LB Adrian Hamilton (illness), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata...
With less than one minute to play in the AFC Divisonal playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos, it appeared that the one-seeded Broncos were getting ready to host the New England Patriots up by the score of 35-27.
All that soon changed after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco found Jacoby Jones for a 70-yard touchdown reception that ultimately sent the game...
What a game.
With possession of the ball at the end of the first overtime and a first down, the Ravens needed just 10 yards to get in field goal range.
That’s when Justin Tucker hit a 47-yard field goal to win the game 38-35. The Ravens will wait to see who their opponent is in the AFC Championship Game that takes place next Sunday.
That was quick.
On their third offensive play of the game, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning threw a pick-six to cornerback Corey Graham.
Graham’s interception gave the Ravens a 14-7 lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first quarter. The interception was set up by a Chykie Brown tipped pass.
Who will you be rooting for on Saturday? Baltimore or Denver?
Raj: I got a lot of criticism for fellow Patriots fans on twitter for my decision to root for the Ravens last Sunday and that isn't changing. One reason is because Ray Rice carried Rutgers to glory and I am a Jersey guy. Pride apart, I also rooted for the Ravens because let's be honest, who is a much tougher...
The Ravens are not the same defense they were a few years ago, the Broncos are going to roll.
The Wildcard games disappointed for one reason, quarterback play. That will not be a problem this weekend. The marquee quarterbacks are off their bye weeks and are ready to lead their teams onto the field.
Here is a look at the games and my selection of the winners.
The Ravens and Broncos will feature a bit of a chess match between Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis, two of the biggest names in the game. The night game, Green Bay at San Francisco, features quarterbacks with two very different levels of experience.
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
The Broncos are the favorites in this one, not only because of their record but also because they have a decided advantage at home. The Broncos are 7-1 at home and the Ravens haven been mediocre on the road as their 4-4 record indicates. What is worse for the Ravens is that Joe Flacco's quarterback rating drops nearly 25 points when he...
For those of you trying to track down the first touchdown of the Denver Broncos/Baltimore Ravens AFC Divisional playoff game, it came courtesy of Denver returner Trindon Holliday.
One of the shortest players in the NFL (at only 5'5) took a punt by Baltimore's Sam Koch the distance of 90 yards for a NFL playoff record:
(Courtesy of Bleacher Report)
Ray-Ray vs. Pey-Pey is your narrative talking point for the first of three regular season rematches on Divisional Playoff weekend. Can the Broncos replicate their recent drubbing of Baltimore and send Ray Lewis into a retirement filled with braying and dancing on ESPN? Denver won decisively in the first meeting this year between these teams, though some people have said the game...
For the Ravens: DB Omar Brown, DT Bryan Hall, LB Adrian Hamilton, G Ramon Harewood, DB Chris Johnson, WR David Reed and WR Deonte Thompson
For the Broncos: WR Andre Caldwell, G C.J. Davis, RB Chris Gronkowski, QB Caleb Hanie, CB Tracy Porter, DT Sealver Siliga and TE Julius Thomas
Ye gods, we have watchable postseason football. Who knew such things were possible?
Baltimore opened the game by picking up a couple first downs mostly with the ground game. After Ray Rice picked up eight yards on a first down, Joe Flacco looked for last week’s Meast, Anquan Boldin, over the middle, but it couldn’t be hauled in. Ray Rice was stuffed on 3rd and 2, forcing a punt...