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Look for lots of Harbaughs in New Orleans next week. Two of them will be working the sidelines in the Super Bowl.
John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens set up a family reunion in the Big Easy, shutting down the New England Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game.
Waiting for them will be his younger brother Jim and the San Francisco 49ers, who beat Atlanta 28-24 for the NFC title. It's the first Super Bowl matching siblings as head coaches.
''I'd like to think that our two teams are very similar,'' said John, who is a year older than Jim. ''I'd like to think when you look at those two teams, you are looking at mirror images of two football teams.''
What the Ravens (13-6) are looking at is their first Super Bowl in 12 years, thanks to three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and a defense led by Ray Lewis that made Tom Brady look downright ordinary.
It will be quite a last game for Lewis, the emotional linebacke...
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John Harbaugh and the Ravens did more than just beat the Patriots in the AFC title game. They exposed for the final time a failed strategy in New England that has yielded plenty of great stats, records and regular seasons but that ultimately failed in the end with four mirror-image losses.
The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens trailed at halftime of their respective conference championship games last Sunday. On the road in a hostile Georgia Dome, the 49ers fell behind the Atlanta Falcons 17-0 early in the second quarter and found themselves down 10 points after 30 minutes.
The Ravens, outplayed in all three facets of the game in the first half, trailed the...
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens elevated quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10 after firing Cam Cameron. Now, the move has become a lasting one. With the Ravens reaching the Super Bowl, coach John Harbaugh announced Monday afternoon that the former Indianapolis Colts head coach and quarterbacks coach has agreed to remain in place as the offensive...
There are actual football games, and then there are the games that people play within those football games.
For the Patriots, that means questions about how Bill Belichick does (or doesn’t) talk after games, and whether his speedy postgame handshakes are in some way a slight.
Shannon Sharpe was all worked up Sunday evening when Belichick declined an interview after the Patriots’...
San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will play in Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLVII will see the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers battle it out for the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year.
The 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome, 28-24 to become NFC Champions.
The Falcons started the game fast and furious, with receiver Julio Jones catching 11 passes...
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:
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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...
The AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA was a series of peaks and valleys. In the end, there were more valleys and a disappointing 28-13 loss to end the season.
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The Baltimore Ravens were seeking revenge for their 23-20 loss in last year's AFC Championship game. They would get revenge by dominating the second half to defeat the Patriots, 28-13. After trailing 13-7 at the half, it was all Ravens in the second half, shutting the Patriots out 21-0 to move on to the Super Bowl, or should I say the "HarBowl." The Harbaugh brothers...
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Ravens are doing just that.
Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens will be keeping Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator for next season. Since Caldwell has taken over, the Ravens are 4-2 and are in the Super Bowl. Joe Flacco also looks like an entirely different quarterback.
Additionally, the Ravens hired Eagles former defensive coordinator...
Here’s a bit of trivia I did not know about the San Francisco 49ers until this postseason, when I looked it up: With a 5-0 record, the 49ers are the only team that has played in more than one Super Bowl, and won every time. There are only four teams that have played in just one Super Bowl, and won that only time: the New York Jets (1968), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002), the...