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Ravens' Joe Flacco named one of NFL's most overrated quarterbacks in player survey

Stats don’t favor Joe Flacco this year. Neither do NFL players, apparently.

According to an ESPN survey of 155 NFL players this season, the Ravens quarterback was voted the third-most overrated quarterback in the league, behind only the New York Giants’ Eli Manning and Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck.

"I think he's kind of living off that Super Bowl," one player said of him.

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After Orioles' worst season since 2011, TV ratings down 26 percent

TV ratings for the Orioles fell as the club did this season: hard.

According to Nielsen data examined by Forbes, the Orioles’ prime-time audience on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network fell 26 percent in 2017, the sixth-largest decline in baseball.

But even with the club’s worst season since 2011, ratings remained relatively robust.

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Towson, Rob Ambrose land an important commitment — his daughter

Under NCAA rules, college coaches are not allowed to publicly discuss unsigned recruits. But on Friday, Towson football coach Rob Ambrose could make an exception — for his daughter.

Grace Ambrose, a senior captain and goalkeeper for Towson High, will join the Tigers women’s soccer program next season.

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Ravens tackle Ronnie Stanley defiant after shootings in native Las Vegas

Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley has had an unpleasant past two days.

On Sunday, the Ravens were booed during a prayer for the embrace of “kindness, unity, equality and justice for all Americans” before the national anthem at M&t Bank Stadium.

This irked Stanley.

Then the Ravens lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-9. Also irksome.

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Five for Friday: The essential Jacoby Jones moments

Jacoby Jones spent just three seasons with the Ravens, but it felt longer, didn’t it? The former receiver-returner will retire Friday as a Raven at the Under Armour Performance Center, a career of unlikely highlights behind him.

He caught miracles in Denver. He dodged Mike Tomlin on Thanksgiving. He danced the salsa on ABC.

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Michael Phelps' son again the star in new diapers commercial

Michael Phelps’ son is developing quite the demo reel.

Boomer, who has been featured prominently in several commercials for Huggies Little Swimmers, is again the star of a new ad for the disposable swimpants.

For all we know, the 1-year-old might already have a Screen Actors Guild card. But the love for the water is no acting, his father told USA Today recently.

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