Found January 22, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
This is going to seem a little odd to determine Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens will win Super Bowl XVII, because the San Francisco 49ers had the most Pro Bowl selections in 2012. However the history of teams that led their conferences in Pro Bowl selections does not bode well for the 49ers chances at winning the Super Bowl. From 2001-2011, only two teams from the AFC conference and three teams from the NFC conference who led the league in Pro Bowl selections made it to the Super Bowl at the end of the season. Those five teams were the 2011 New England Patriots, 2009 Indianapolis Colts, 2006 Chicago Bears, 2005 Seattle Seahawks and 2004 Philadelphia Eagles.… Read more
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Torrey Smith: Ray Lewis isn’t the only guy here

Over the next two weeks, the media will spend a tremendous amount of time focusing on Ray Lewis and the final chapter of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Since the 13-time Pro Bowler announced that he will retire after the season, the Ravens have appeared to play with more urgency. However, he is hardly the only reason Baltimore is headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl 47. On...

Joe Flacco And The Ravens Defense Dominate The Patriots 28-13

The Ravens had the best defense, the best coach, and the best quarterback on the field tonight. That is why they are heading to the Super Bowl.

Status update: Anna Welker not a fan of Ray Lewis

Chalk up another loss for the Patriots and chalk up another Patriot wife who is having a hard time coping. The New England Patriots were manhandled by the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game on Sunday and it didn’t take long for the Patriot family to respond. Anna Burns Welker, the wife of Patriot [...]

Ravens Exact Revenge Against Patriots: The Good, Bad & Ugly

It made for great story lines all week. The upstart, emotional Ravens, playing for Ray Lewis' retirement, come to New England seeking revenge against a superior offense.Joe Flacco, set to prove that he is in the same league as Tom Brady, needs to repeat his performance from a week earlier in Denver; can New England's defense rise to the challenge, or are they as weak as everyone...

Ray Lewis Deserves His ‘Last Ride’ to Be Capped With Super Bowl Victory

FOXBORO, Mass. — The last ride isn’t over just yet. The retirement clock on Route 93 in Boston may have run out, but Ray Lewis’ retirement tour was extended Sunday night after he and the Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 at Gillette Stadium. The victory couldn’t have been more perfect, as the Ravens made up for for last year’s shortcomings and finally overcame their woes...

Harbaugh brothers take 49ers, Ravens to Super Bowl

Get ready for the Brother Bowl. It'll be Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh when Big Bro John's Baltimore Ravens (13-6) play Little Bro Jim's San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1) in the Super Bowl at New Orleans in two weeks. As much chatter as there will be about the players involved - from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and his impending retirement to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick&...

Wes Welker’s Wife Follows Gisele Bundchen’s Lead, Calls Out Ray Lewis After Patriots Loss

Et tu, Anna? Nary a year since Gisele Bundchen made herself famous among sports fans for her profanity-riddled defense of her husband, Wes Welker‘s new bride has jumped into the fray. Welker’s wife, however, should get some credit for ripping the Patriots’ opponents rather than the Patriots themselves this time. Anna Burns Welker jumped on the old Facebook after the Patriots...

Report: Ravens' Lewis helped Phelps

Olympic legend Michael Phelps reportedly has credited Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with helping him rediscover his motivation after the 2008 Beijing Games.

The Odd Life of Gerald Green and Defending Ray Lewis

Greetings readers! Any of you read or hear about Wes Welker’s wife bashing the F out of “Uncle” Ray Lewis on Facebook after her husband’s team was demolished by the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday? So what if he has 6 kids from 4 different girlfriends? He’s rich beeitch. Uncle Ray can afford it. Throw in the fact he has done more for the community than 99 percent of all players...

Ravens punch ticket to Super Dome

The Ravens will leave Foxboro, Massachusetts with an AFC Conference Championship trophy and a weeping, highly-respected leader, Ray Lewis. The teary-eyed leader has a chance to now retire from the game with a Super Bowl ring, the same way John Elway, Jerome Bettis, and Michael Strahan did after their illustrious careers. “Give the Ravens credit, they’re a good football team....

Previewing The Patriots-Ravens AFC Title Game, Part Deux

For the second consecutive year, the Patriots and Ravens will square off in the AFC Championship with a ticket to the Super Bowl on the line. Last year, the Patriots squeaked out a 23-20 win thanks to old pal Billy “Ray Finkle” Cundiff: No matter how many times I see that missed kick I will never understand how in the hell he managed to miss that. I will also never stop enjoying...

Ravens end Patriot season, Harbaugh Bowl Upcoming

The Patriots didn't force any turnovers, Joe Flacco hit a good number of 20+ yard throws, the Patriots could not convert in the redzone, Tom Brady threw two interceptions, Aqib Talib was injured early in the first quarter and Bernard Pollard injured Stevan Ridey - forcing a fumble. Essentially, it was the perfect storm for the Ravens to win. Everything that needed to happen...
Ravens 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.