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Ravens and Patriots avoiding trash talk, so far
Ravens and Patriots avoiding trash talk, so far

There are just three more trash-talking days until the Ravens face the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and we're still waiting for somebody — anybody — to deliver the first verbal volley in what used to be a pretty chippy rivalry. Everyone on both sides has been so irritatingly polite and proper through the first couple rounds of media interviews, you've got to wonder if both teams spent Sunday night watching the season premiere of Downton Abbey instead of the Dallas Cowboys game. Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who isn't exactly known for his ebullience, described the Ravens in such glowing terms on his Tuesday conference...

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