Justin Tucker’s career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major playoff implications.
The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Chris discusses the latest efforts in the House of Representatives to defund Obamacare, Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco’s decision to play a game instead of attending the birth of his child and the CEO of Starbucks request that customers not bring guns into their franchises. He also talks to WIP’s Howard Eskin to preview tonight’s Eagles game against Andy Reid and the Chiefs.
Neither David Wilson nor Ray Rice got off to the flying start they wanted last week. The Broncos absolutely flattened the defending Super Bowl champs by a score of 49-27, while the Cowboys edged passed the Giants 36-31 in the opening week of the season.
Lightning delayed the start of the NFL season, and then Peyton Manning and the Broncos struck for 7 TDs in a 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens will have to get used to not having Ray Lewis in the locker room. Though his leadership will never be fully replaced, the Ravens hope rookie Arthur Brown can pick up some of the slack left by Lewis’ departure.
The Ravens defense has made quite the reputation for themselves. Not just for being a dominant defense for over a decade. There is a reputation in the notion that defensive players don’t play well once they leave Baltimore. With Paul Kruger now playing for the Cleveland Browns, the pass rush specialist hopes he can buck the trend.
Brandon Copeland put together a fantastic career as the anchor of the defensive line at Penn, and will now attempt to do it for the Ravens.
Joe Flacco, on the heels of his Super Bowl MVP award, signs the NFL’s biggest contract.
If the Baltimore Ravens didn’t choose a cheerleader because of her weight, which they deny, would it be illegal?
Chris reviews the events and details of last night’s Superbowl, the death over the weekend of Arlene Ackerman, and the ongoing saga regarding New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger, Harmelin Media’s John Camilleri, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and CBS 3’s Ben Simoneau.
From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough power to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on Sunday.
Capping a pretty perfect postseason, Joe Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three first-half touchdowns Sunday to earn Super Bowl MVP honors for leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-29 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.