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Jan. 12

Baltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. EST. The teams met in Week 15 and the Broncos earned a 34-17 win. Peyton Manning was 17 for 28 for 204 yards and a touchdown and Knowshon Moreno added 115 yards and a touchdown. The Broncos enter Saturday's game on an 11-game winning streak. The Ravens will be trying to reach the AFC title game for the second consecutive season.


Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m. EST. The 49ers won 30-22 when the teams last met in Week 1, despite Aaron Rodgers going 30 for 44 for 303 yards and two TD passes for the Packers. This will be the first playoff start for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.




-Russell Wilson, Seahawks, was 15 for 26 for 187 yards and a touchdown passes and added 67 yards rushing in Seattle's 24-14 win over Washington.

-Joe Flacco, Ravens, threw two second-half touchdowns in Baltimore's 24-9 victory over Indianapolis.

-Robert Griffin III, Redskins, was 10 for 19 for 84 yards with 2 TD passes and an interception before leaving because of a knee injury in Washington's 24-14 loss to Seattle.

-Andrew Luck, Colts, finished 28 for 54 for 288 yards and an interception in Indianapolis' 24-9 loss to Baltimore. It was the most attempts by a rookie in a playoff game.



-Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 20 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 24-14 win over Washington.

-Bernard Pierce, Ravens, ran for 103 yards on 13 carries to help lead Baltimore past Indianapolis 24-9.



-Anquan Boldin, Ravens, had five catches for 145 yards, including a game-sealing 18-yard touchdown, as Baltimore topped Indianapolis 24-9.

-Reggie Wayne, Colts, caught nine passes for 114 yards in a losing cause as Indianapolis fell to Baltimore 24-9. He moved into second in career playoff catches with 92 - 59 behind leader Jerry Rice.


Special Teams

-Steven Hauschka, Seahawks, was 3 for 3 on field goals in Seattle's 24-14 win over Seattle.

-Adam Vinatieri, Colts, was 3 for 4 on field goals in Indianapolis' 24-9 loss to Baltimore.

-Jacoby Jones, Ravens, gained 60 yards on kickoff runbacks and 57 on punt returns in Baltimore's 24-9 win over Indianapolis.



-Ray Lewis, Ravens, made 13 tackles in Baltimore's 24-9 win over Indianapolis.

-Paul Kroger, Ravens, had 2 1/2 sacks as Baltimore topped Indianapolis 24-9.

-Cary Williams, Ravens, had 10 tackles and an interception in Baltimore's 24-9 win over Indianapolis.

-Reed Doughty, Redskins, had two sacks in Washington's 24-14 loss to Seattle.



For the first time in the Super Bowl era, three rookie quarterbacks - Andrew Luck (Indianapolis), Robert Griffin III (Washington) and Russell Wilson (Seattle) - all started a game in the same postseason. Previously, only 11 rookie quarterbacks have started a playoff game in the Super Bowl era. ... Adam Vinatieri's missed 40-yard field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter of Indianapolis' 24-9 loss at Baltimore was his first career miss against the Ravens (regular season and postseason). Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won at least one postseason game in all five of his pro seasons, the only quarterback to do it in the Super Bowl era. The Ravens' John Harbaugh became the only head coach in the Super Bowl era with wins in his first five playoff campaigns. ... The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game, snapping an eight-game postseason skid away from home with a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory Sunday over the Redskins. The Seahawks have won six games in a row heading into Sunday's game against top-seeded Atlanta.



Redskins QB Robert Griffin III left Washington's 24-14 loss to Seattle with a right knee injury in the fourth quarter. Coach Mike Shanahan said he was scheduled for an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. DE Chris Clemons, Seattle's best pass rusher, hurt his left knee in the third quarter and did not return. He will undergo an MRI. ... Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger re-injured his sprained left ankle in the first quarter. ... Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe sprained an ankle late in the game. The Ravens didn't specify which ankle. ... Colts T Winston Justice injured his arm.



``I knew how it started, but I never knew how it was going to end here in Baltimore. For it to go the way it went today, I wouldn't change nothing.'' - Baltimore's Ray Lewis, who played his final home game for the Ravens, a 24-9 playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.


``I think I did put myself at more risk by being out there. But every time you get on the field, you're putting yourself on the line.'' - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III on aggravating his knee injury in Washington's 24-14 loss to Seattle.


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Ahead of NFL Draft, Ravens add to wide receiver corps with Willie Snead


Ahead of NFL Draft, Ravens add to wide receiver corps with Willie Snead

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

Eager to add a target for quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens on Friday offered Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract. The Saints had five days to match the deal. Snead indicated Monday on Twitter that he's headed out of New Orleans.

Snead tweeted: "What I'm going to miss most is the men in the locker room & the coaches."

He added: "Even though I'm sad to go, I'm even more excited for the next chapter in my life. I can't wait to strap it on as a Baltimore Raven."

Hampered by a three-game suspension and a hamstring injury, Snead was limited to eight catches for 92 yards last year.

In 2015, he had 69 receptions for 984 yards. He caught 72 passes for 895 yards in 2016.


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2018 NFL Mock Draft Ravens Roundup 6.0: The final countdown

2018 NFL Mock Draft Ravens Roundup 6.0: The final countdown

After months and months of talk and a lot of predictions, the 2018 NFL Draft is finally here.

On Thursday, Ozzie Newsome and Co. will enter the draft room prepared for battle. A lot of questions await them and most of them can not be answered until the ten minutes leading up to their pick. 

Even with the additions of Michael CrabtreeJohn Brown and Willie Snead, will the Ravens continue to add to their wide receiver corps? 

Will they trade down and scoop up a tight end or will they address the offensive line and snag Mike McGlinchey? 

All of our questions will be answered in no time, but for now, sit back and enjoy the wild ride that is the first-round of the NFL Draft. 

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— Mike McGlinchey (OL)

With the exit of Ryan Jensen, the Ravens are now in need of an offensive lineman. 

At the combine, McGlinchey put up 24 reps on the bench press, had a 28.5 inch vertical and a 105 inch broad jump. 

"The offense lacks playmakers which is why wide receivers Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore work," Standing says. "Right tackle also in play. McGlinchey seems to have moved ahead of the other tackle prospects."

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— Calvin Ridley (WR)

Ridley is one of the few wideouts in this draft projected to go in the first-round. While his combine performance didn't help his stock, running a 4.43 40-yard dash, recording a 31-inch vertical, a 110-inch broad jump and a 6.88-second 3-cone drill, many are still predicting he lands with the Ravens or somewhere in the first-round. 

"Ridley underwhelmed at the combine, but his college tape shows a player who’s nearly uncoverable," Kiper says. "I’m going to trust the tape in this case and still make him my top-ranked wideout (Maryland’s D.J. Moore is not far behind). Baltimore could also target an offensive tackle at pick No. 16."

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— Hayden Hurst (TE) 

The Ravens haven't addressed their need at tight end in free agency and the reason could be because they're holding out for the draft. 

QB Joe Flacco has a tendency to favor Ravens tight ends and Hayden Hurst out of South Carolina is being considered by many the top TE in this draft. 

The ex-minor league baseball pitcher, who walked on at South Carolina at 21-years old, is being compared to Dallas Clark. "His fearless play demeanor combined with size, strength and athleticism make him a well-rounded prospect with the versatility to line up all over the field," according to his draft profile

Jeremiah, who once was a scout for the Ravens, predicts they will be looking to draft back for Hurst.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks (Link) 

— Lamar Jackson (QB) 

It was reported last week that Jackson would be making a visit to the Ravens' facility during the final week of pre-draft visits, and with Joe Flacco nearing the end of his contract, now could be the time to find his successor. Jackson provides support on the ground and in the air, but scouts are concerned about his accuarcy. 

"With Joe Flacco viewed as a potential salary cap casualty in 2019, the Ravens can secure their future QB by grabbing Jackson if he is available at No. 16," Brooks says. "Remember, Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and assistant head coach Greg Roman have experience nurturing athletic quarterbacks into dynamic playmakers (see Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Colin Kaepernick), so the Ravens could be the perfect fit for the 2016 Heisman winner."

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— Mike Gesicki (TE) 

Gesicki is another tight end option for the Ravens. Standing tall at 6' 5", Gesicki ran a 4.54 40-yard dash and recorded a 41.5 vertical jump at the combine. He also ended his time at Penn State as their tight end leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. 

His draft profile describes him as a "pass-catcher who can get open and has the ball skills to win against linebackers and safeties." Scouts are also comparing him to the likes of Jimmy Graham. 

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— Christian Kirk (WR)

Kirk provides another wide receiver option if Ridley is gone at 16, even though his draft profile has him projected in Rounds 2-3. 

The 5-10, 201-pound junior finished with 71 receptions, 919 yards and 10 touchdowns at Texas A&M.

At the combine, Kirk ran a 4.47 40-yard dash, recorded a 35.5 vertical jump and a 7.09 second 3-cone drill. 

His bottom line states, "Kirk is a well-built, mentally tough slot target whose game is built around pace more than explosiveness. His lack of speed and length make him less likely to impact games down the field, but his footwork, route tempo and hands should give him an opportunity to find catches underneath. Kirk's ability to help in the return game is a plus, but the difference between average and good as a receiver could depend on finding the right fit."

CBS Sports' Ryan Wilson (Link)

— D.J. Moore (WR)

As the draft has slowly approached, Maryland's D.J. Moore has risen in the rankings. 

Many pundits are ranking him narrowly behind Alabama's Calvin Ridley as the top WR in the draft. 

The 6'0"  junior ran a 4.42 40-yard dash, a 6.95 3-cone drill and recorded a 39.5 vertical jump. 

"Moore is bigger than former Terrapin wideout Stefon Diggs, but their playing style and athletic ability while at Maryland are similar," states his draft profile.

"Moore doesn't have the height and length teams look for outside and may become a full-time option from the slot. He clearly has the short-area quickness and talent after the catch to handle those duties, but his route-running needs to become more focused and fast to unlock his potential. Teams are high on Moore's potential and believe he has the talent and traits to become a good WR2 in the league."

Moore is being compared to the likes of Pierre Garçon.