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Sunday, Feb. 3

San Francisco vs. Baltimore, 6 p.m. EST. It'll be Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh when Big Bro John's Baltimore Ravens (13-6) play Little Bro Jim's San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1) in the Super Bowl at New Orleans. On Thanksgiving Day 2011, the Harbaughs became the first brothers to coach against each other in any NFL game. Now they'll be squaring off in the biggest one of all. The 49ers open as 5-point favorites against the Ravens and Ray Lewis, who will retire after the game.

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STARS

Passing

-Joe Flacco, Ravens, threw three touchdown passes in the second half to lead Baltimore to its first Super Bowl in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over New England on Sunday for the AFC championship.

-Colin Kaepernick, 49ers, was 16 of 21 for 233 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 21 yards to lead San Francisco to the Super Bowl with a 28-24 victory over Atlanta.

-Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 30 of 42 for 396 yards and three TDs with an interception in a losing cause as Atlanta fell to San Francisco 28-24 in the NFC championship game.

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Rushing

-Frank Gore, 49ers, ran for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the winner with 8:23 remaining for San Francisco's first lead of the day in a 28-24 victory over Atlanta.

-Ray Rice, Ravens, had a touchdown run in Baltimore's 28-13 win over New England.

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Receiving

-Julio Jones, Falcons, caught 11 passes for 182 yards and two TDs as Atlanta fell to San Francisco 28-24 in the NFC championship.

-Anquan Boldin, Ravens, had two touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter of Baltimore's 28-13 AFC championship win over New England.

-Vernon Davis, 49ers, had five catches for 106 yards and a TD in San Francisco's 28-24 Super Bowl-clinching victory over Atlanta.

-Wes Welker, Patriots, made eight receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in a losing cause as New England fell to Baltimore 28-13.

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Defense

-Patrick Willis, 49ers, had 11 tackles as San Francisco topped Atlanta 28-24 in the NFC championship game.

-Cary Williams, Ravens, picked off Tom Brady in the end zone with 1:06 left to seal the game and a Super Bowl appearance for Baltimore with a 28-13 victory over New England.

-Chris Culliver, 49ers, intercepted Matt Ryan to halt a drive by Atlanta in San Francisco's Super Bowl-clinching 28-24 win.

- Ray Lewis, Ravens, had 14 tackles in Baltimore's 28-13 win over New England. He now has 44 tackles in three playoff games after missing 10 weeks with a triceps injury.

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BROTHER BOWL

Baltimore's John Harbaugh and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh will celebrate the first brother-vs.-brother coaching matchup in Super Bowl history when their teams won their conference championship games Sunday. They became the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in any NFL game on Thanksgiving Day 2011.

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STATS & STREAKS

Baltimore's Joe Flacco won his fifth road playoff game, the most in NFL history by a starting quarterback, by beating New England on Sunday in the Ravens' 28-13 win Sunday. ... New England lost a home AFC title matchup for the first time in five home games. The loss denied Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick a shot at their sixth Super Bowl. They've gone 3-2, losing their last two times in the big game. ... After beating Atlanta in the NFC championship game, San Francisco is looking to join Pittsburgh as the only franchises with six Super Bowl titles. It's the 49ers' first Super Bowl appearance since 1995. ... New England, which had the highest-scoring offense in the NFL this season, was held to a season-low point total in its 28-13 loss to Baltimore and more than 20 below the team's average. ... Brady was 67-0 at home when leading at halftime before the 28-13 loss to the Ravens.

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COMEBACK KIDS

San Francisco erased a 17-0 deficit and beat Atlanta 28-24, pulling off the biggest comeback victory in an NFC championship game, according to STATS. The previous NFC record was 13 points - Atlanta's victory over Minnesota in the 1999 title game, which sent the Falcons to what remains the only Super Bowl in franchise history. In the AFC, the record is 18 points, when Indianapolis rallied past New England in 2007.

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BRADY BOMBS

Tom Brady, who had 37 touchdowns and eight interceptions in the first 17 games this season, was intercepted twice in New England's 28-13 loss to Baltimore in the AFC championship game Sunday night. Brady completed 29 of 54 passes for 320 yards and a touchdown, and dropped to 5-3 in his eight games against the Ravens, including the playoffs. The Ravens are the only team he has thrown more interceptions against (10) than touchdowns (eight).

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SWAN SONG?

Following Atlanta's 28-24 loss to San Francisco, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez still has a 13th Pro Bowl to play in, but after spending the season saying he was 95 percent certain he'll retire after the season, he sounded like he's now at 100 percent. ``I'm not going to cry about it,'' the 36-year-old Gonzalez said after his 16th NFL season. ``I walk away with the satisfaction I left everything, absolutely everything, every time I was on the field. I wish it would have culminated with the Super Bowl, but it didn't.''

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SIDELINED

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley left Sunday's AFC championship game after being hit in the head in the fourth quarter of the team's 28-13 loss to Baltimore. Ridley did not move his legs for a minute or so. The Patriots' training staff and coach Bill Belichick rushed onto the field to check on him as the officials tried to sort out who had recovered the fumble. Cornerback Aqib Talib hurt his thigh and defensive tackle Kyle Love injured his knee. Backup safety Patrick Chung was helped off the field after one play.

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SPEAKING

``He just competes like a maniac all the time. It's always the same when I'm looking in through the facemask.'' - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh on Colin Kaepernick, who helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl with a 28-24 win at Atlanta.

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``Hey, Jim, congratulations. You did it. You're a great coach. Love you.'' - Baltimore coach John Harbaugh, whose Ravens topped New England 28-13 to set up a Super Bowl showdown with brother Jim, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

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Baltimore Ravens re-sign Robert Griffin III to 2-year deal

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Baltimore Ravens re-sign Robert Griffin III to 2-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens have found their backup to Lamar Jackson. The team announced Thursday they are planning on re-signing Robert Griffin III to a two-year contract pending a physical. 

Griffin III made his return to the NFL in 2018 when Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens surprisingly signed the QB to a one-year, $1 million deal.

Behind Joe Flacco and Jackson, the Ravens chose to keep three QBs on their 53-man roster in case something were to happen to Flacco and Jackson hadn't fully developed to their liking. One of those fears did come true and Griffin III provided the Ravens with a valuable insurance policy.

The 29-year-old appeared in three games for the Ravens, completing 2-of-6 passes for 21 yards. 

With Flacco now the starting QB for the Broncos and the Ravens viewing Jackson as their long-term signal caller, re-signing Griffin III as their No. 2 makes a ton of sense for both the QB and the Ravens. 

"I feel like I have a good grasp of what this team is trying to do," Griffin III said back in January. "I would love to help Lamar [Jackson] continue to develop and also be available and ready to play."

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2019 NFL Mock Draft Ravens Roundup: Post-NFL Combine and free agency edition

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2019 NFL Mock Draft Ravens Roundup: Post-NFL Combine and free agency edition

The NFL Combine has come and gone and free agency frenzy has taken place.

The Ravens saw defensive veterans exit in free agency while welcoming Mark Ingram, Earl Thomas and Justin Bethel to Baltimore.

How has the combine and free agency affected the Ravens' draft board?

NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig: OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State

Standing at 6-foot-5, 312 pounds, Risner's draft profile notes that he "has the necessary tools to get guys blocked on the NFL level."

Risner could serve as a good rookie backup on the Ravens' O-line. 

Bleacher Report: LB Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech

The Ravens are in desperate need on defense after losing Terrell Suggs and Za'Darius Smith in free agency.

Ferguson, who holds the NCAA all-time record for career sacks with 45, has been compared to Khalil Mack. 

"The question, as it was with Mack, is whether Ferguson's skills will translate to the pros," Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox says. "This means there is some risk involved, but the allure of adding a potential premier pass-rusher this late in Round 1 could be too tough to pass up."

Mel Kiper: RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama 

The addition of Mark Ingram may change Kiper's mind on the Ravens taking a back in the first-round. 

Jacobs' draft profile overview states, "Jacobs runs with good bend, vision and burst, and he proved to be an effective pass-catcher out of the backfield or from the slot. He will probe and burst, but he could become more elusive with better tempo as a runner. Jacobs is a decisive runner with outstanding one-cut talent to become a bellcow lead back." 

Maybe the Ravens see Jacobs as their long-term running back? 

SB Nation: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

The Ravens cut Michael Crabtree after just one year with the team and John Brown signed with the Bills in free agency. Now they're left with several holes to fill at receiver, a position the Ravens have lacked depth at for several seasons.

After posting a 4.33 40-yard dash, Metcalf's combine profile has him projected as an instant starter.

NFL.com's Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah: WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State

Here's a new addition to the roundup. 

Davis describes Campbell as, "extremely fast and elusive. A perfect match for the run-first Ravens, who now have a true deep threat to throw it to over the heads of safeties creeping to the LOS to help slow down RB Mark Ingram and QB Lamar Jackson."

Jeremiah agrees saying, "Campbell had an outstanding workout at the combine, displaying mature route-running skills."

CBS Sports.com: WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

      Another wide receiver in the mix, pundits questioned whether or not he was athletic enough to be a first-round pick prior to the combine. 

      Harry posted a 4.53 40-yard dash, 27 reps on the bench press, a 38.5 inch vertical and 122 inches on the broad jump.  Analyst describe the receiver as a "back-shoulder boss who thrives with contested catch opportunities outside the numbers but lacks explosive traits."

      Sporting News: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

      We've got a trend going here.

      Brown, who stands at 5-foot-9 and 166 pounds, has an "elite vertical speed and great quickness coming in and out of routes," according to Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer. Brown missed the Sooners' Pro Day and the combine after undergoing Lisfranc surgery. However, he is expected to be ready to go come offseason programs.

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