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Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kaepernick, Defensive Speed Give 49ers The Advantage

Kaepernick is a superb weapon who has the athleticism to do things that Flacco can’t. The 49ers also have the speed and the attack mentality on defense that the Ravens once did.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

Baltimore Ravens.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ravens Cheerleader Says Team Won’t Let Her Cheer Super Bowl Because Of Weight Gain

Courtney Lenz, a five-year veteran of the Ravens cheer leading team, says the team won’t let her cheer during the Super Bowl because she gained weight during the season.

670 The Score–01/31/2013

Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

49ers, Ticketmaster Offer Super Bowl Tickets To Scammed Family

When 49-year-old Sharon Osgood of Hayward, Calif. wired $5,900 to a person selling four Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist, she was shocked when she got a package containing the “tickets.”

670 The Score–01/30/2013

Ray Lewis.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Lewis On PED Allegations: ‘Tricks Of The Devil’

If the Sports Illustrated story alleging Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used a banned, performance-enhancing drug to recover from injury this season is to believed, then Ray Lewis is one horrible liar.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2013

Ed Reed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: Reed’s Ability With The Ball Makes Hall Of Famer Lott Envious

It’s Ray’s last ride but as he gets set to dance his Baltimore teammates into the Superdome, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be well-advised to focus much of their attention on Baltimore’s Ed Reed.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Ray Lewis. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis May Have Used Banned Deer-Antler Spray To Recover From Triceps Injury

Somewhat buried in a bizarre Sports Illustrated cover story about questionable performance enhancing products is the suggestion that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have used a deer-antler spray this season that contains a banned substance.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Jim and John Harbaugh. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

It’s Complicated: Jim Harbaugh’s Son Works For The Ravens Too

The much talked about Super Bowl matchup between the Harbaugh brothers has been beaten into your head, but did you know it gets more complicated than that?

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Joe Flacco. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: ‘Non-Elite’ Flacco Is Simply Unflappable

Joe Flacco may finally have earned the respect of his many critics around the NFL.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2013

Joe Flacco. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ravens To Play 49ers In Super Bowl

Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes in the second half and leading the Baltimore Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday for the AFC championship.


Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Durkin: Championship Round Picks

Here’s my take on how the Championship round will play out.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2013

Peyton Manning.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Durkin: Divisional Round Picks

After a lackluster Wild Card weekend featuring wins by all four favorites, here’s hoping the divisional round is more entertaining. On paper, it appears there will be two blowouts in the AFC, and two intriguing matchups in the NFC. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will play out.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

Peyton Manning.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Silverman: Divisional Playoffs Should Be A Huge Turnaround From Wild-Card Blahs

The Wild-Card weekend represented some of the worst playoff football seen in many years.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2013

Ray Lewis.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Video: Ray Lewis’ Last Introduction In Baltimore

After dancing before and after the game and making a team-high 13 tackles in between, Ray Lewis took a lap around the stadium to thank the fans of Baltimore for their support over the past 17 years.

670 The Score–01/07/2013

Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against Jerrell Freeman of the Indianapolis Colts (Credit: Getty)

Ravens Beat Colts 24-9 In AFC Wild Card

Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards on five receptions, including the clinching touchdown, as Baltimore beat Indianapolis 24-9 in Sunday’s AFC wild-card game.


Andrew Luck. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Wild Card Picks

There’s a mix of new and old, as three rookie quarterbacks make their playoff debut, while legendary linebacker Ray Lewis announced this will be his last “ride.” Here’s how I think this weekend’s action will play out.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2013

Ray Lewis. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: Ray Lewis Set To Join ESPN After Season

ESPN wasted no time in securing the services of future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Ray Lewis. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis To Retire After Playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens say Ray Lewis will retire after the playoffs.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2013

Jay Cutler throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings on November 25 at Soldier Field. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 17 NFL Picks

The NFL’s plan of making Week 17 significant by scheduling 16 divisional games worked precisely as designed. The AFC is all set, with only the top four seeds to be determined. In the NFC, the East division title and the No. 6 seed are up for grabs. Here’s how I think the regular season finale will play out.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Huge games in Seattle and Baltimore, and Adrian Peterson steps closer to history. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Ray Lewis and Eli Manning talk in 2010. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears’ Playoff Hopes Could Ride On Sunday’s Giants-Ravens Game

The Bears’ best chance of getting the help they need most likely rests in the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, who host the New York Giants Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012