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5 Moments to Remember from Super Bowl XLVII


5 Moments to Remember from Super Bowl XLVII

Five memorable moments from Super Bowl XLVII:

1. THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT: Superdome power outage leaves NFL's showcase game in the dark for more than a half hour.

2. BEYONCE: Came out reunited with Destiny's Child band mates in an electrifying performance.

3. PLAY OF THE GAME: Baltimore's Jacoby Jones returned a kick 108 yards for an NFL postseason record.

4. BEST ADS: Godaddy.com's extended kiss and Coke's desert chase were among the commercials that caused a stir.

5. BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER: Baltimore coach John Harbaugh on meeting his brother Jim, the 49ers coach, at the end of the game: ``I told him I loved him. He said congratulations.''

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Rookie LG Lewis in concussion protocol after injury during Jaguars game

Rookie LG Lewis in concussion protocol after injury during Jaguars game

OWINGS MILLS – Three takeaways from Ravens coach John Harbaugh’s press conference Monday:

1. Starting left guard Alex Lewis is in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Lewis did not finish Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Jaguars, with Ryan Jensen taking over in the fourth quarter. Lewis’ condition will be evaluated during the week.

“I thought he (Jensen) played well,” Harbaugh said. “He always gives you a spark man. He’s physical.  That’s one of the things that we feel really good about. We’ve got some depth in our interior offensive line.”

2. Harbaugh is not worried about critics who aren’t sold on the Ravens’ 3-0 start.

Only five teams in the NFL are 3-0, and the Ravens are one of them. Yet the combined won-loss record of the Ravens’ three opponents so far is 1-8.

Are the Ravens a good team, or simply a product of playing poor competition?

“That’s a fair question, but I think it’s a better question for prognosticators, writers and media,” Harbaugh said. “And it’s cool. It’s good to have that question. It doesn’t matter to us. We don’t have to evaluate ourselves. We just have to get ready to play games.”

3. Harbaugh was fine with the trash-talking after the game between Ravens’ wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. and Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

“I was actually in the middle of that at one point,” Harbaugh said. “I got caught in the middle of that. It was kind of fun. I thought Steve Smith had a heck of a game. If that’s how he responds to whatever challenge is put before him out there, I’m for having that happen every week. I thought he responded quite well. I think he had eight catches.”   

RELATED: Evaluating Ravens' offense vs. Jags

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Ravens vs. Jaguars Week 3 report card: Defense/special teams

Ravens vs. Jaguars Week 3 report card: Defense/special teams

We've already handed out report cards to the offense after the Ravens' 19-17 win at Jacksonville on Sunday. Now it's time to grade the defense and special teams, which are the driving forces behind the third 3-0 start in franchise history:


The Ravens stuffed the Jaguars ground game. Chris Ivory's return was supposed to boost the Jags, but the Ravens held him to 14 yards on 12 carries. Overall, the Jaguars rushed 21 times for 48 yards. The Ravens also once again got interior pass rush pressure. Timmy Jernigan and Lawrence Guy both had sacks, and Jernigan tipped two passes, one of which was intercepted by Tavon Young. Jernigan continues to play the best ball of his career. Brandon Williams finished with four tackles, and undrafted rookie Michael Pierce continues to contribute.


The Ravens linebackers made an impact against the run and also against the pass, both with pressure and in coverage. Terrell Suggs, who had been quiet for 2 1/2 games, recorded a pair of fourth-quarter sacks. C.J. Mosley had an acrobatic one-handed interception, and Zach Orr picked off the Jaguars last pass after it was tipped by Lardarius Webb. Coverage by the linebackers was a major issue last season but has been much improved. Orr had  a team-high eight tackles. Second-round rookie Kamalei Correa saw his first defensive snaps of the season and showed well but dropped what might have been a pick-six interception.


Eric Weddle was fully involved, with four tackles, two pass breakups and a few blitzes. Tavon Young recorded his first interception and Lardarius Webb tipped a pass that was picked off by Zach Orr.  Shareece Wright had some issues for the second straight week. He was beaten twice by Allen Robinson for touchdowns, and expect teams to continue to go after him with Jimmy Smith on the other side.


The special teams unit produced two of the biggest plays of the game -- Justin Tucker's 54-yard field goal that proved to be the game-winner, and Brent Urban's blocked field goal that set up the Ravens game-winning drive. But before that, the usually solid special teams had been a mess. Devin Hester, brought in mainly for his dependable ball security, fumbled away a punt return. Back-to-back penalties on Morgan Cox essentially cost the Ravens more than 25 yards on one punt sequence. The Ravens gave up a 42-yard punt return that set up the Jaguars' first touchdown. This group made the big plays at the end but is usually much better overall.