Found January 09, 2013 on
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The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs are just around the corner, and somehow, the Baltimore Ravens are the only team playing on a short week as they travel to Mile High to take on the Denver Broncos this Saturday at 4:30 pm EST. Baltimore will look to avenge their week 15 thumping at the hands of the Broncos.
In week 15 there were several Ravens that did not play due to injury, especially on the defensive side of the football, and although Baltimore is much more healthy now, the Ravens will still have to play a near perfect game to pull off the upset. I know that any player at any time could ultimately decide the football game with one play, but here are my top five Baltimore Ravens that will determine the outcome of the game.
#5 Bryant McKinnie – After his wonderful starting performance last week at left tackle, I can not fathom McKinnie not starting this game at left tackle as well. His ability to protect quarterback Joe Flacco and open up holes for Ray Rice and Bernard Pierc...
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that the Baltimore Ravens are currently sitting $5 million over next season’s salary cap, which means that they’ll need to shed some salary before the start of the next league year.
Schefter adds that Ray Lewis retiring will eliminate $3.8 million from their cap, but what is really going to complicate things further is the fact that their QB Joe...
Last Wednesday when Baltimore Ravens All Pro linebacker Ray Lewis announced to the media that this season would be his 'last ride' everyone was taken by storm. Sure, Lewis is 37, and this was probably going to be his last season anyway, but no one expected the news. It had seemed that the longevity of his career would continue. No one outdoes Father Time however, and Lewis...
Sometime after the season is over, Peyton Manning will sit down with Ray Lewis and congratulate him on a job well done.
During Lewis' 17-year career, he redefined his position and cemented himself as one of the most fearsome players in the game.
What Manning hopes to avoid is congratulating Lewis on winning a second Super Bowl.
In what could be the last game for Baltimore...
Denver Broncos wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker have elected to given themselves a joint nickname. And it's pretty clever.
Nobody knows the value of right guard Chris Kuper's presence like Peyton Manning.
Coming off a series of neck surgeries, Denver's quarterback was sacked 21 times this season, but only twice with Kuper in the Broncos' lineup.
Although Manny Ramirez admirably filled in for him, the pocket of protection wasn't the same with Kuper out.
The anchor of Denver's offensive...
Ray Lewis announced prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend that he would be retiring, so most people enjoyed seeing him do his trademark dance one last time. One person who didn’t find it too amusing, though, was Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
Wayne found it disrespectful that Lewis did his typical pregame dance, and then came...
Injured Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee returned to practice on Tuesday wearing a non-contact black jersey, according to the Denver Post. It was the first day McGahee was eligible to practice since being placed on the team's injured reserve/designated-to-return list with a torn medial collateral ligament and leg fracture. He sustained the injuries in a Week 11 victory...
The most telling image of Baltimore's game against the Denver Broncos last month was Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco lying flat on his stomach near the goal line after his futile pursuit of cornerback Chris Harris.
Baltimore was poised to score a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to pull within 10-7. Instead, Harris intercepted an ill-advised, hurried pass from...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer Fueled with emotion from the impending retirement of Ray Lewis and a fervent home crowd, the Baltimore Ravens dispatched the Indianapolis Colts in the opening round of the AFC playoffs.
It's going to take more than just unbridled enthusiasm to knock off the top-seeded Denver Broncos on Saturday.
Denver running back Willis McGahee (torn MCL, broken leg) was back on the practice field Tuesday, the first day he was eligible to make an appearance.Fantasy Spin:McGahee could play if Denver makes the AFC Championship, though the Broncos have gotten excellent play out of Knowshon Moreno.
The Ravens got what they wanted; a rematch with the Denver Broncos. Weather, altitude and a short week may be too much for the Ravens to get their revenge.
By all accounts the slate of games featured this past weekend were without a lot of the intrigue that we hoped for. They were also lacking in dominance – the four winners move on to the next round and the momentum of their victories may play a role in their next matchup, but whether or not they have a true impact on the rest of the playoffs remains to be seen. Certainly, we didn...