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    I know we have a thread on Felger's "pick", so merge if desired, but that's more about one local guy being, well, a douche.

    Looking around the interweb:

    SI's Peter King sees Pats, Niners.

    NFL.com analysts: Out of 18, 14 pick Pats, 14 pick Niners.

    NFL.com's Elliot Harrison has Pats 30-24, Niners 30-27

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    Re: Jerry rice : Ravens will edge patriots

    Thats it , i am not going to watch the game now Since i already know the outcome now :)
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    Re: Jerry rice : Ravens will edge patriots

    If the Ravens get the Superbowl with SF, I hope Jerry Rice realizes he's doomed the world to a crap game.
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    Re: Jerry rice : Ravens will edge patriots

    He's still pissed about Welker, eh?
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    Re: Jerry rice : Ravens will edge patriots

    I find his comments about Welker more interesting.

    Even with the numbers he puts up year after year you rarely see him ranked as a top 5 receiver.
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    Re: Conference Championships: media picks

    PFT joins in on the Niners-Pats parade.

    Florio:
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    Re: Conference Championships: media picks

    I'm so sick of hearing about it being the Raven's time or their destiny.
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    I'm still getting a chuckle over last week's Sports Illustrated, where King's only correct pick was the Pats over Houston; he had Green Bay and Denver winning Sunday's games and advancing to the Super Bowl.
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    Re: Conference Championships: media picks

    In that case you will probably enjoy this column:

    Why it's hard to believe in Ray Lewis - WEEI | Kirk Minihane


    Maybe I'm just a born cynic, but can we just consider the arrogance of Ray Lewis for a moment? Maybe he's right and I'm wrong and there is a God (and I hope he is right), and maybe that God does believe in the impossible, but I suspect very highly that God decided to use a football game in Denver last Saturday to flex his miracle muscles, considerable as they may be. First, when it comes to the impossible, I'd rank the Ravens -- coming off an AFC title appearance last year -- going into Denver and beating Peyton Manning (now 9-11 in the postseason) in a playoff game somewhere behind the parting of the Red Sea. Nine-point underdogs or moving a massive body of water to create a path to freedom for the Israelites?

    Second, am I to assume that Lewis believes that God wanted the Ravens to win, which would clearly mean He wanted the Broncos to lose? There's the true arrogance -- are you telling me there isn't a player or member of the Broncos organization who doesn't have as much faith in God as Lewis does? What does that message send to that person?​
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    He's God's linebacker bro.
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    Re: Jerry rice : Ravens will edge patriots

    Probably a complete and balanced opinion that has nothing to do with Brady and a possible 4th SB win/6th appearace

    Though, there are no garantees a 4th SB win if they get there.
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    Re: Jerry rice : Ravens will edge patriots

    That guy was so damn good--his preparation and focus were off the charts. And he piled up those numbers before the rule changes.
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    Apologies for the thread hijack... here are a couple other media picks:

    He didn't list a score, but Jerry Rice picked the Ravens to win:
    It Is What It Is » Jerry Rice on M&M: Ravens will edge Patriots


    At CBS Sports 8 out of 9 took the Pats to win the game, but all nine took the Ravens to beat the spread. 7 of 9 have SF winning striaght up, and 6 of 9 9 have the 49ers winning by more than 4.5 points.
    NFL Picks - Straight Up - Week 20 - CBSSports.com

    Vinnie Iyer from The Sporting news has the Ravens winning 33-30, and SF winning 34-27:
    NFL conference championship games picks: Big plays will put Raven, 49ers in big game - NFL - Sporting News
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    Baltimore Sun writers mostly favor Patriots (5 of 7). The writers who pick the Ravens don't really give much to support their pick ("Quarterback Joe Flacco and the offensive line are hot, and desire and the law of averages should put the Ravens over the top.")
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    Gotta love Peter King.

    He says that Brady has not played well the last couple of times against the Ravens.

    28-40, 335 yds, 0 INTs = not playing well.

    In Monday's post, he wrote that Manning played a good game: pick 6, game ending INT.

    Brady = Bad
    Manning = Good
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    ESPN had a nice write-up on the Brady vs Ravens history. Turns out that, while he doesn't play well against them, he is actually not the only one.

    Examining Lewis' impact vs. Brady - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    So Brady's stats against the Ravens can't be quoted in a vacuum. It's not that they have his number, it's that their D is (or was) just THAT good against most opposing offenses.
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    Yes, but Brady had two INT's against the Ravens in the 2011 and even admitted that he sucked. He played much better in Week 3 but it's not like King doesn't have a point on that one.

    EDIT: But I do agree that his going to bat for Manning is pretty ridiculous.
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    Bruschi's Breakdown of Pats/Ravens

    Bruschi's Breakdown on Patriots-Ravens - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    I think the niners did a lot of this early on to take welker out. Probably ravens will try the same.
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    NFL Playoffs: Tedy Bruschi's Breakdown of New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens playoff game - ESPN Boston


    Mike Reiss: My bad, Tedy. So let's get to our predictions. I think the Patriots have more matchup advantages than the Ravens -- particularly when it comes to their offense. A key is going to be getting the running game going better than they did back on Sept. 23. When Brady knows he has that running game going, and they can turn to the up-tempo approach, it makes the attack that much more potent. Patriots 27, Ravens 24.

    Tedy Bruschi: Here we are again. The Patriots and Ravens for the Lamar Hunt Trophy. This Ravens team has shown so much resiliency up to this point. One thing you don't question is their heart. This will be a classic that will need more than the standard four quarters to come to a conclusion. I've come to recognize this new and improved Patriots defense as a unit that needs only a ring to complete its journey. That D will get one step closer by returning a Flacco interception for a touchdown in overtime to send the Patriots to New Orleans. Patriots 30, Ravens 24.
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    That's not... how the law of averages works...
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    I'd really like to see the Falcons "upset" the 49ers despite being at home and the #1 seed. That would explode some heads.
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    Re: Conference Championships: media picks

    that's all you hear/see from the ravens fans...it's our year! Were going to get revenge for last year!
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    King is a moron. His reaction to SpyGate disqualifies him from ever having an opinion that I would take seriously.
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    Not a pick but ESPN Madden Sim picks Pats 38-34.

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