Found January 16, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The forgotten "Ray" on the Baltimore Ravens quickly ceded the podium to quarterback Joe Flacco during a news conference Wednesday. Running back Ray Rice has been deferential when it comes to the spotlight as the imminent retirement of the face of the franchise, Ray Lewis, receives much of the media's glare leading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. Rice is just as accommodating on the field. "Stats and all that other good stuff, we put that off to the side," Rice said at the Ravens' training facility. "One thing about our group is that we're very unselfish. Very unselfish. It doesn't matter who gets the job done." That's not something always heard from a franchise running back, especially one who signed a five-year, $40 million contract last offseason. Rice saw fewer carries (and receptions) during the regular season than a year ago. The fewer touches are linked to an offense that struggled ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Watch: Baltimore Hotel supplies Ray Lewis Laser Show

Ravens LB Ray Lewis is known as the ultimate hype man. He’s been a big part of the Ravens success throughout his career, and he puts on an explosive entry to each home game. He’s played his last home game as a Raven before hanging up the cleats so there won’t be another dance, but a Baltimore-area Marriott Hotel has supplied fans with a digital version of what he calls the...

Ray Lewis dance in laser lights at the Baltimore Marriott

Baltimore’s Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East is honoring Ray Lewis’ final run by displaying a laser light show of the Baltimore Ravens linebacker's famous dance. Lewis, who is retiring at the end of the season, performs this dance to get the team and home crowd “fired up” before every home game. Check out the [...]

Ravens' Lewis dominating as retirement looms

Ray Lewis sure doesn't look the part of an aging linebacker on the brink of retirement. After being sidelined for 12 weeks with a torn right triceps, Lewis reclaimed his post in the middle of the Baltimore defense two weeks ago and led the Ravens with 13 tackles in a 24-9 playoff win over Indianapolis. As an encore, Lewis had a team-high 17 tackles last week in a victory over...

Ravens Eager for AFC Title Game Rematch Against Patriots on Sunday (Video)

The Patriots are familiar opponents to the Baltimore Ravens, these two teams having met on this exact stage last year and again in Week 3 of this season. Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata wouldn’t want it any other way. “I think we personally kind of wanted to play the Patriots again,” Ngata said. “If we were to go to the Super Bowl, it would be great to go through Foxboro...

Matter of Facts: Baltimore Ravens Starring in Back to the Future

Lights, Camera, Action! As the 49ers, Falcons, Ravens and Patriots search for a title, we'll have some sun with a few movie titles.

"Anquan Boldin is confident in the Ravens heading into the AFC championship rematch with the..."

“Anquan Boldin is confident in the Ravens heading into the AFC championship rematch with the...

Into The Sunset: Ray Lewis Has A Chance To Go Out The Right Way

The image is etched into my memory.  Even after Alzheimer's sets in and I forget everything else, I will still remember it.  Confetti raining down onto the field, my Broncos back to back World Champions, and John Elway hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  His last act as quarterback for the Denver Broncos.  Super Bowl Champion.  Super Bowl MVP.  Legend.  Hall of Famer.  In...

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots: AFC Conference Championship

I’ve gone back and forth on this one. On one hand, some of the reasons I didn’t like the Patriots last week are still true. They’re still a terrible post-season spread team, going 2-7 ATS in their last 9 post-season games and 4-8 ATS all-time as favorites of more than 4 in the post-season. Last year, they were favored by a similar amount in a similar situation here against...

Ravens-Patriots Preview

The Baltimore Ravens have what they wanted - another shot at the New England Patriots. The AFC championship will feature the same teams from the year before for the first time in 25 years when the Patriots play the Ravens on Sunday in Foxborough, where New England has never lost with the Super Bowl on the line. New England (13-4) won 23-20 last year after some late dramatics. Lee...

Crazy Playoff Weekend Wrap Up

3rd and 3, under 40 seconds to go with the clock ticking, and no timeouts left in a 35-28 game. Oh, and only 70 yards to go for the game-tying score. Joe Flacco needed a miracle to propel the Ravens into overtime on the road in Denver in a game that most people predicted a [...]

WDW Episode 96 – 2012 Season Wrap Up

2012 was a great year to be a Bengals fan! They made the playoffs in back to back years for the first time in 30 years. That’s amazing. The Bengals are an up and coming team STILL and they play in a division where the rest of the players are turning into grumpy old men. Ed Reed, Troy Palamalu can’t play forver. Its guys like Ray Rice, Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace that scare me...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.