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  • Rookie running backs could have an impact in Super Bowl XLVII

    Rookie running backs could have an impact in Super Bowl XLVII
    NEW ORLEANS — Ten games into the season, Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce was struggling to find his way into the game plan. He had fewer than five carries in a game eight times and he didn’t touch the ball in an Oct. 21 loss to the...
  • 49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'

    49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'
    NEW ORLEANS -- The old lion is about to stalk into the football jungle one last time Sunday night before retracting his claws for good. And the young lion is eager to pounce on the throne that retiring Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis has owned for 17...
  • 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...
  • Joe Flacco is getting to know a new group of receivers

    Joe Flacco is getting to know a new group of receivers
    Frantically trying to get his offense in the end zone last week, quarterback Joe Flacco looked down the field and saw Torrey Smith and three relatively unfamiliar faces. Four weeks earlier, Brandon Stokley and Dallas Clark were just two guys that Flacco...
  • Notebook: Pro Bowl format no longer AFC vs. NFC; kickoffs removed

    Notebook: Pro Bowl format no longer AFC vs. NFC; kickoffs removed
    In attempt to attract more television viewers to the Pro Bowl and also make the game more appealing its players, the NFL and the players union on Wednesday announced major changes to spice up the game's format. The NFL has eliminated the traditional...
  • Caleb Hanie hopes to convince Ravens to keep three quarterbacks

    Caleb Hanie hopes to convince Ravens to keep three quarterbacks
    Every day, Caleb Hanie hits the Ravens' practice field hoping to convince the Super Bowl champions that they should keep him as their third quarterback when the regular season begins. Signed to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $715,000...
  • Jim ahead of John Harbaugh in NFL coach rankings?

    Jim ahead of John Harbaugh in NFL coach rankings?
    Head coach John Harbaugh and the Ravens are hanging out with President Barack Obama at the White House today, one of the perks of winning the Super Bowl a few months ago. That victory led to the recognition that he is one of the NFL’s best...
  • Which NFL team is currently the best?

    Falcons keep coming Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune If you are looking for the next 1972 Miami Dolphins, you won't find it. That type of team does not exist. Not this year, anyway. Every team will have dips, valleys, slumps and losses. But you have to give...
  • Harbaugh versus Harbaugh -- the tale of the tape

    Harbaugh versus Harbaugh -- the tale of the tape
    In case you hadn’t heard, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his baby bro, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, will become the first brothers to duke it out as dueling head coaches in the Super Bowl. Those two have been peppered with...
  • Catonsville celebrates Ravens' Super Bowl victory

    Catonsville celebrates Ravens' Super Bowl victory
    GL Shacks exploded with cheers and "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes blasted from the speakers of the Frederick Road bar in Catonsville as the Baltimore Ravens clinched a Super Bowl win Sunday night.  "Unbelievable. It's ridiculous. Mind-blowing....
  • Breaking down Sunday night's Super Bowl XLVII with San Francisco 49ers reporter Jerry McDonald

    Breaking down Sunday night's Super Bowl XLVII with San Francisco 49ers reporter Jerry McDonald
    Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that week. This week, I chatted with Jerry McDonald, who covers the 49ers and Raiders for The Bay Area Newspaper Group. MV: How was the midseason...
  • 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...