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Sunday

Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. EST. The Ravens' Ray Lewis announced this week he will end his 17-year career as one of the NFL's premier players, let alone linebackers, after the playoffs. Meanwhile, Colts coach Chuck Pagano spent four seasons coaching defense in Baltimore, then landed the head coaching job in Indy. He missed 12 games while undergoing treatments for leukemia and came back last week in a win over Houston.

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Seattle at Washington, 4:30 p.m. EST. The Redskins won their final seven games to win the NFC East behind rookie QB Robert Griffin III, whose 102.4 passer rating was the best by a rookie in NFL history. Seattle rookie QB Russell Wilson threw 26 TD passes, tying Peyton Manning's NFL rookie record set in 1998.

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STARS

Passing

-Aaron Rodgers, Packers, connected with an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers as he threw for 274 yards in his first playoff victory at home, leading Green Bay to a 24-10 victory over Minnesota.

-Matt Schaub, Texans, shook off a second-quarter interception that was returned for a touchdown to finish 29 of 38 for 262 yards in his first postseason appearance to lead Houston to a 19-13 win over Cincinnati.

Rushing

-Arian Foster, Texans, ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in Houston's 19-13 win over Cincinnati, and became the first NFL player to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games.

-John Kuhn, Packers, rushed for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass in Green Bay's 24-10 win over Minnesota.

Receiving

-Owen Daniels, Texans, caught nine passes for 91 yards to help lead Houston past Cincinnati 19-13.

-DuJuan Harris, Packers, led Green Bay with five catches for 53 yards as Aaron Rodgers spread the ball around to an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers in a 24-10 win over Minnesota.

Special Teams

-Shayne Graham, Texans, kicked four field goals in Houston's 19-13 opening-round playoff win over Cincinnati.

-Mason Crosby, Packers, made a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter of Green Bay's 24-10 win over Minnesota, his sixth straight in the postseason, a team record.

Defense

-Leon Hall, Bengals, returned an interception 21 yards for a touchdown in Cincinnati's 19-13 loss at Houston.

-J.J. Watt, Texans, had a sack and batted away two passes as Houston topped Cincinnati 19-13.

-Sam Shields, Packers, had seven tackles and an interception in Green Bay's 24-10 win over Minnesota.

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STREAKS & STATS

Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers connected with an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers as he threw for 274 yards in his first playoff victory at home, a 24-10 win over Minnesota on Saturday night. ... With two sacks of Joe Webb, Green Bay's Clay Matthews joined Reggie White as the only Packers to have two or more sacks in two postseason games. ... Green Bay's John Kuhn is the only player in the NFL to score a touchdown in each of the last four postseasons. ... Houston's Arian Foster finished with 140 yards in a 19-13 win over Cincinnati and became the first NFL player to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games. ... Houston's Andre Johnson had four receptions for 62 yards to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99.

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SHUT DOWN

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson was held to 99 yards rushing in the Vikings' 24-10 loss at Green Bay on Saturday night. He ran for 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay this season, and it marked only the second time in the past 11 games that he was held below 100 yards.

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POSTSEASON STRUGGLES

Cincinnati has gone 22 seasons without a playoff win, the longest current streak of futility in the league. It equals the seventh-longest in NFL history, according to STATS LLC. Since their last playoff win, the Bengals have been through five coaches, had 21 different quarterbacks throw a pass, and lost all four of their first-round chances. Their last playoff win came against a team that no longer exists, at a stadium that no longer stands. They beat the Houston Oilers 41-14 at Riverfront Stadium in a first-round game in January 1991.

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STEPPING IN

Minnesota's Joe Webb, who hadn't thrown a pass in a game since the preseason in August, finished 11 for 30 for 180 yards while playing for the injured Christian Ponder in the Vikings' 24-10 loss to Green Bay on Saturday night. He became the first quarterback in 20 years to start a playoff game without starting any games during that regular season since Frank Reich did so for Buffalo, according to STATS. Reich led the Bills to their famous comeback victory over Houston that year.

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SPEAKING

``The whole stadium knew we had to line up and run the ball and boy, he was at his best there at the end,'' ``He's become a fine, fine player, and it just seems like the bigger it gets, the better Arian gets.'' - Houston coach Gary Kubiak on running back Arian Foster, who ran for 140 yards and a TD in the Texans' 19-13 win over Cincinnati.

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``No disrespect to Ponder, but ... it's about one guy and that's Adrian Peterson. Our main focus, whether it was Ponder or Webb, was to keep 28 (Peterson) from getting off. And if we were going to keep him from getting off, put the ball in the quarterback's hands, whatever quarterback it was, we felt good about what was going to happen.'' - Green Bay's Charles Woodson on facing Joe Webb at quarterback instead of the injured Christian Ponder.

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Ravens make stadium lights red, white and blue to honor front-line workers

Ravens make stadium lights red, white and blue to honor front-line workers

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ravens shifted from their signature purple stadium lights to show the front-line workers how much they appreciate what they're doing.

The incredible gesture is just one of many by the organization.

The Ravens and The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation combined to support four non-profits and have donated $1 million to help aid the fight against coronavirus, the team revealed in a statement on March 20. 

The four organizations are the Fund for Educational Excellence, the United Way of Central Maryland, the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Maryland Food Bank.

"We want to help those in our community who are most affected by the COVID-19 crisis," Ravens president Dick Cass said, according to a statement through the team. "We chose to donate through these four organizations because we are confident they will apply our funds quickly and directly to people in need.”

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Derek Wolfe always wanted to be a Raven — now he gets his chance

Derek Wolfe always wanted to be a Raven — now he gets his chance

New Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolfe has wanted to be a Raven at three separate times during his career. 

The first time was before he was drafted in 2012 when he thought the Ravens might pick him. The second time was before the trade deadline in the 2019 season, when he debated asking Broncos general manager John Elway for a trade to Baltimore. 

The third time was the charm. After the Ravens’ signing of Michael Brockers fell through, they moved quickly to sign Wolfe to a one-year contract. 

“I'm extremely happy,” Wolfe said. “Everything happens for a reason. When things are supposed to happen, they do, and I always felt like I would fit into that organization really well.”

Wolfe thought he’d missed his chance to be a Raven when the signing of Brocks was announced at the beginning of free agency. After the deal wasn’t completed, though, he and his agent moved quickly to get him to Baltimore. 

Once a deal looked possible with the Ravens, Wolfe’s only focus was to get to Baltimore by any means necessary.

“I said, ‘I really don't care about the money,’” Wolfe said he told his agent. “‘At this point, I just want to get on that team. That's the team I want to get on, I want to be on.’

Wolfe’s contract is worth $3 million guaranteed, though he’s eying a bit longer of a stay in Baltimore.

“I feel like if I can come in there and prove myself, then they'll extend me for a few years, and I could be a part of the organization for more than just one year,” Wolfe said. “I'm just going to stick to the plan and trust the process and hope that it all works out for me,” Wolfe said. “I really would love to bring another ring to the city – help bring a ring to the city.”

He’s coming off a career season in Denver where he registered seven sacks in 12 games — a year that was cut short because of a dislocated elbow. 

Injuries have been a bit of a bugaboo for Wolfe, who has played 16 games in a season just three times in his eight-year career and just once in the last five years. While the past isn’t kind to Wolfe’s injury history, he’s confident he’s turned a corner when it comes to health. 

“It's been a bumpy road, but for the most part I've actually been pretty healthy,” Wolfe explained. “These injuries just come...It was the same injury that was nagging, and I finally got that surgery that cleared it up. I dislocated my elbow, obviously, having the best season of my career, showing that I have a ton of football left, and then I go out there and dislocate my elbow. And I think that hurt me.”

Not only confident about his health, but he’s also got high hopes for his new defensive line, too. 

“It was just like, ‘You know what, man? I think we can have the best defensive line in the league, for sure, and we could break records,” Wolfe said. “We could break the rushing record – yards per rush, stuff like that.’ Those are the kind of goals that I like to set.”

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