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Ravens beat Patriots 28-13 in AFC title game; will meet 49ers in Super Bowl

Ravens beat Patriots 28-13 in AFC title game; will meet 49ers in Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Ravens beat Patriots 28-13 in AFC title game; will meet 49ers in Super Bowl.

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Terrell Suggs sounds like he expects Elvis Dumervil to play against Raiders

Terrell Suggs sounds like he expects Elvis Dumervil to play against Raiders

OWINGS MILLS — Terrell Suggs sounded like he expected teammate Elvis Dumervil to play Sunday, after Dumervil missed the first three games recovering from offseason foot surgery.

“We get another guy back this week, so that’s going to help us out,” Suggs said, referring to Dumervil. “It was tough not having him in there, but we get him back. Let him get in there and knock some rust off.”

Dumervil returned to practice Wednesday, which was a good sign that he was trending toward playing against the Raiders. However, the rest of the week would tell the story. Before the Ravens’ Week 3 victory in Jacksonville, Dumervil practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, but he missed practice on Friday and was unable to play against the Jaguars.

Dumervil and Suggs have not been in the lineup together at outside linebacker since Week 1 of 2015, when Suggs suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. In 2014, Dumervil and Suggs were the NFL’s top sack tandem, combining for 29 sacks.

The Ravens are tied for seventh in the league with nine sacks through Week 3, but having Dumervil return Sunday would only improve their chances of generating a pass rush against Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Through the Ravens’ first three games, Carr has been sacked just twice.     

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With Ravens winning, T-shirt look fits John Harbaugh to a tee

With Ravens winning, T-shirt look fits John Harbaugh to a tee

The Ravens are unbeaten (3-0), including their last two victories with coach John Harbaugh wearing a gray T-shirt on the sidelines. The casual look has been good to Harbaugh, who had never worn a t-shirt on the sidelines until this season.

Does that mean Harbaugh will stick with the T-shirt look until the Ravens lose? Harbaugh said Monday that he wasn’t sure, because he was not superstitious.

“I’m superstitious about not being superstitious,” said Harbaugh. “I think it’s really important not to be superstitious.”

Harbaugh said that Ravens equipment manager Tommy Wood would have the gray T-shirt washed and ready if Harbaugh wanted to wear it for Sunday’s upcoming home game against the Raiders (2-1).

“He (Wood) said, ‘We’re saving this one,’’’ Harbaugh said. “So it will be laundered up and ready to go next week, I guess.”

If the Ravens keep winning, and the weather turns cold, Harbaugh knows wearing a T-shirt on the sidelines could be a problem. He laughed when asked if he would consider wearing a T-shirt Dec. 12 for the Ravens’ game at New England.

“I don’t like being cold,” Harbaugh said. “If that T-shirt can stretch and fit over a parka or something like that, then we might have a chance.”

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