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David Akers

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  • Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions

    Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions
    RUSHING GAME RAVENS: A beleaguered Ravens running game took baby steps last week, gaining 97 total yards and averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Though he had pedestrian numbers, Ray Rice ran hard and also was a threat out of the backfield with five...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/23)

    What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/23)
    Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today. --- Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports writes that Ed Reed has been overshadowed by Ray Lewis' last hurrah. “Within the NFL, even as much as Ray...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers
    Ravens 28, Patriots 13 Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
  • Super Bowl predictions from Baltimore Sun

    Super Bowl predictions from Baltimore Sun
    About Baltimore Sun staff picks: Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters will pick games (not against the spread) Sunday's Super Bowl Ravens vs. 49ers Kevin Cowherd Championship week: 1-1 Overall: 178-87-1 Ravens 27, 49ers 20 I'm not picking...
  • Kickers Justin Tucker and David Akers enter Super Bowl from different paths

    Kickers Justin Tucker and David Akers enter Super Bowl from different paths
    Justin Tucker and David Akers may be members of a very small NFL fraternity, but they represent opposing ends of the spectrum. Tucker, the undrafted rookie kicker for the Ravens, is a baby-faced 23-year-old who can do a mean impersonation of Christopher...
  • 13 Ravens opponents in 13 days: Detroit Lions

    13 Ravens opponents in 13 days: Detroit Lions
    In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Detroit Lions. The Ravens will make their only...
  • Ravens, 49ers share practice digs at Saints' facility

    Ravens, 49ers share practice digs at Saints' facility
    The Harbaugh brothers always shared a bedroom growing up. Now, their football teams are dividing up usage of the New Orleans Saints' practice facility. After the Ravens expressed concerns about the hard surface of an artificial turf practice field...
  • Who wins Super Bowl and by what score?

    49ers 20, Ravens 19 Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune If you think the best team on paper will win the Super Bowl, you will pick the 49ers. They are the more complete team of the two and probably can win games in more ways. But if you think the team with...
  • How the San Francisco 49ers got to Super Bowl XLVII

    How the San Francisco 49ers got to Super Bowl XLVII
    Week 1 (Sept. 9) at Lambeau Field: San Francisco 49ers 30, Green Bay Packers 22 The 49ers quickly quelled any doubt their success in the 2011 season was a fluke, defeating the Packers on the road. San Francisco took an early 23-7 lead on two touchdown...
  • Calm and quiet in Mercedes-Benz Superdome hours before kickoff

    Calm and quiet in Mercedes-Benz Superdome hours before kickoff
    It's a quiet, chilly scene inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers prepare for tonight's Super Bowl. Arriving at the stadium hours before kickoff along with Baltimore Sun colleagues Jeff Zrebiec, Peter Schmuck, Monique...
  • Former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff ineligible to return to 49ers for Super Bowl

    Former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff ineligible to return to 49ers for Super Bowl
    There isn't any word yet on whether the 49ers intend to stick with kicker David Akers for the Super Bowl. However, it's clear that they can't turn to Billy Cundiff again if they opt for a change. League rules stipulate that players cut during the...
  • Coffee Companion (1/22): your daily Super Bowl fix

    Coffee Companion (1/22): your daily Super Bowl fix
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....