An NFL competition committee proposal to ¿make it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible number to report as ineligible and line up outside the core of the formation¿ got the necessary 75 percent approval from team owners during the final day of the league meetings at the Arizona Biltmore resort.
Super Bowl parties are much like other parties. Good food, good company, and usually more than a few drinks are some of the similarities. The biggest difference is the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in the U.S. – and as most people know, sports have a way of polarizing people.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was among seven selected for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, and that's fine, even though he averaged a so-so 3.9 yards per rushing attempt in his 13 NFL seasons.
Even if the New England Patriots did steal some air from the football, the AFC championship wouldn't be the first game ever played with a deflated pigskin. Ninety years ago, in a hard-fought private school contest, Friends defeated Boys' Latin on a touchdown scored with a ball as flat as roadkill.
When NBC Sports executives began planning their Super Bowl XLIX pregame show before the season even began, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was their top choice as a guest analyst. The Ravens¿ 35-31 AFC divisional round loss to the New England Patriots was NBC¿s, and the Super Bowl viewers¿ gain.
On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake weighed in on the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots, who are being accused of cheating for using underinflated footballs during their 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said on a conference call Wednesday that the team didn't notice that the Patriots may have deflated their offensive footballs in the team's 35-31 loss in New England on Jan. 10, as they have been accused of doing a week later against the Indianapolis Colts.
According to multiple reports, the NFL found that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs during their 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game. Here is a collection of stories about the situation.
Just in case Smith wasn't giving himself enough time to process his decision one day after the Ravens' 35-31 AFC divisional round playoff game loss to the New England Patriots, Newsome suggested that he take roughly three weeks to make sure that he still feels the same about returning.
As the Ravens begin the offseason, they already have the foundation for building a stronger team next year because of the youth on both interior lines. Now, over the next six or seven months, they need to add some playmakers.
The suddenness of it all was probably the hardest thing to accept for the Ravens, who spent Sunday emptying the contents of their lockers into large trash bags, saying their goodbyes to teammates and grudgingly embracing a long offseason and, in some cases, an uncertain future.
As he does each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Childs Walker shares his five biggest takeaways from the Ravens' 35-31 playoff loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
Although Revis was penalized for holding and pass interference while covering Revis early in the game., he got what he wanted as the Patriots ended the Ravens' season in a 35-31 loss in the AFC divisional round at Gillette Stadium.
In a gripping battle full of shifting fortunes, indelible plays and strategic intrigue, the Patriots ended the Ravens' season, beating them 35-31 in the AFC Divisional playoffs. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally faltered in the postseason with two late interceptions after an otherwise superb performance. His Patriots counterpart, Tom Brady, declawed a fearsome Ravens defense.
After making progress with his ankle injury all week, Ravens left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is active for Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
As the sixth-seeded Ravens (11-6) square off with the top-seeded New England Patriots (12-4) in an AFC divisional-round playoff game Saturday at Gillette Stadium, here's a checklist of things to keep an eye on:
When Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk realized that the Ravens were playing the top-seeded New England Patriots in an AFC divisional-round playoff game Saturday at Gillette Stadium, the Harvard graduate knew he'd have to purchase a significant amount of tickets for his college friends.
For all the talk about quarterback Joe Flacco's recent postseason play, the Ravens know they are going to need to run the ball in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Patriots, and doing so successfully starts with containing Vince Wilfork, a five-time Pro Bowl selection.