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The Steelers were up 14-0 but then had to claw their way back from behind in Q4 for a 39-38 win behind a 506-yard, two-touchdown performance by QB Ben Roethlisberger. What a great game!
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The Houston Texans took on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12 of NFL action.
Terrell Suggs led an aggressive defense that kept the Texans from the end zone for the last 51 minutes. 

Ravens 23

Texans 16 
The Baltimore Ravens faced off against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 of the 2017 NFL season. The Ravens forced five turnovers in their third shutout of the season!

Ravens 23

Packers 0
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The Baltimore Ravens defense was unstoppable as they scored twice and pitched a shutout in a huge 40-0 win against the Miami Dolphins in last night!

D-D-D-DEFENSE! 

“We still can be historic. We still can be magical. Forget hype, you know what I’m saying? We know who we are and we know what we’re about.” ~ Terrell Suggs

Here is my official list of the MVPs from each NFL team. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my picks in the comments!

NFC North
Chicago Bears- Alshon Jeffery
Green Bay Packers- Aaron Rodgers
Detroit Lions- Matthew Stafford
Minnesota Vikings- Adrian Peterson

NFC South
Atlanta Falcons- Julio Jones
Carolina Panthers- Cam Newton
New Orleans Saints- Drew Brees
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Doug Martin

NFC East
Dallas Cowboys- Dez Bryant
New York Giants- Odell Beckham Jr.
Philadelphia Eagles- Carson Wentz
Washington Redskins- Kirk Cousins

NFC West
Arizona Cardinals- Patrick Peterson
Los Angeles Rams- Todd Gurley
Seattle Seahawks- Richard Sherman
San Francisco 49ers- Carlos Hyde

AFC North
Baltimore Ravens- Terrell Suggs
Cincinnati Bengals- A.J Green
Cleveland Browns- Gary Barnidge
Pittsburg Steelers- Antonio Brown

AFC South
Houston Texans- J.J Watt
Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck
Jacksonville Jaguars- Blake Bortles
Tennessee Titans- DeMarco Murray

AFC East
Buffalo Bills- LeSean McCoy
Miami Dolphins- Cameron Wake
New England Patriots- Rob Gronkowski
New York Jets- Matt Forte

AFC West
Denver Broncos- Von Miller
Kansas City Chiefs- Jamaal Charles
Oakland Raiders- Derek Carr
San Diego Chargers- Philip Rivers

-Kid Reporter Oren

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was voted the 84th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2015."
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs intercepted a tipped pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the 4th quarter.
Last year the Kansas City Chiefs won their first nine games after having the worst season in franchise history the previous year. The Chiefs were the main example for an improving team, but they were not the only team to significantly improve. San Diego, Carolina, and New Orleans all had their teams reach the playoffs after missing the postseason the previous year. Here are a few teams that could take a big step forward.

1. New York Giants- The Giants have been up and down for the past 10 years, but last year was the worst season in the stretch. The team lost its first six games and finished the season 7-9. Quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions, most in the NFL, and only 18 touchdowns. That should change this year. After the woeful start, the Giants went 7-3 in their last ten games to close out the year. Manning will now have a dynamic rookie to throw to in Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle has potential as a starter. The offensive line, one of the worst in the NFL last year, added center Weston Richberg in the draft and guard Geoff Schwartz in free agency and the running game now has Rashad Jennings. The defense was solid last year after they traded for linebacker Jon Beason and the secondary is improved with the acquisitions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond. Justin Tuck left, but if Jason Pierre-Paul stays healthy the pass rush could be scary. It also helps that the Giants are in the NFC East and have the pieces to run away with the division.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers- Like the Giants, Pittsburgh started last season poorly, losing their first four games. But in the second half of the season, the Steelers went 6-2 and were a San Diego loss away from making the postseason. The defense has improved with the additions of rookies Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt and veteran safety Mike Mitchell, and several young players could break out. If Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds improve, the pass rush could be one of the best in the league. The linebacking core of Jones, Worilds, Shazier, and Lawrence Timmons is the strength of the defense and shows how the team is getting younger and faster. On offense, LeVeon Bell could emerge as a top running back. After his injury in the beginning of the season, Bell did very well and could be the center of the offense this year. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still one of the best in the league and has a great receiver in Antonio Brown, who had 1,499 receiving yards last year. Look for the Steelers to contend for the AFC North and make the playoffs.

3. Baltimore Ravens- John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco both missed the playoffs for the first time in their professional careers after making the playoffs five times. Flacco gets some of the blame after throwing a career-high in interceptions, but plenty of other units get some of the blame. Ray Rice, usually one of the best runners in the NFL, had a terrible season, partly because the offensive line was awful. But there is a good chance of significant improvement. The offensive line was improved, meaning the running game should be better, and Steve Smith, the best player in franchise history for the Panthers, was added to make the receiving group more dangerous. Dennis Pitta, Flacco's favorite target, is now healthy and should have 700 yards and 5 touchdowns. The defense also has potential. The unit has gotten a lot younger and has rookie C.J. Mosley, Matt Elam, and Jimmy Smith complementing Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and Haloti Ngata. The special teams unit is arguably the best in the league, with Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker, punter Sam Koch, and electric returner Jacoby Jones.

4. Houston Texans- In 2013, the Texans won their first two games... and then lost their next 14 games. The team got a lot better this off-season, especially the pick of Jadeveon Clowney and hiring of head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney and former Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt could be the best pass rushing duo ever and will definitely be scaring quarterbacks for the next 10 years. O'Brien will improve the offense and needs to choose between veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, backup Case Keenum, and rookie Tom Savage for the starting quarterback job. Ben Tate left, but Arian Foster used to be one of the best running backs in the league. Andre Johnson, the best player in the history of the Texans, is in a contract dispute but should come back and can be one of the most consistent receivers in the league. Houston has been injury-plagued and Foster and linebacker Brian Cushing will need to stay healthy for the team to contend. But thanks to the hirings of O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and an extremely easy division, the Texans will have a bounce back year and could go to the playoffs.

5. Chicago Bears- For the majority of the 21st century, the Chicago Bears have been a defense-first team. But after Lovie Smith was fired, the focus switched. The team hired offensive guru Marc Trestman to improve their traditionally mediocre offense and it worked immediately. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall had great years and Alshon Jeffery emerged as one of the elite wide receivers. And all of that was with a career backup, Josh McCown, at starting quarterback for most of the year, and now Jay Cutler is back from injury. The team was one win away from the playoffs last year and could win their division with their stellar receiver combination. The problem, surprisingly, is the defense, which was injury-prone for most of the Year and was near the bottom of the league in multiple statistical categories. The Bears did get help in the pass rush with the additions of Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen and the team has multiple young players who could emerge. Chicago has not lived up to expectations in recent years, but if they can dodge the injury bug they could win their division and make the playoffs.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was voted the 26th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2014."


Poll. Which player would be the best fit for Dallas?

The NFL free agency frenzy has, for the most part, passed, and now football fans are looking forward to the next big event on the calendar- the NFL draft. Here are the best fits for each of my three favorite teams, by pick in the draft.
1. Dallas Cowboys (16th pick)- The Cowboys need to start drafting well. They have not had good drafts for the past few years and have a lot to work on. The big hole is on defense, where the unit ranks as one of the league's worst. There should be plenty of defensive players available, but Jerry Jones's problem has been knowing which to choose (see Morris Claiborne).
Draft Picks that would Help- Because of the departure of DeMarcus Ware, the defense only has one proven player- Sean Lee, who is often injured. The defense needs great athletes, and two of the best are linebacker CJ Mosley out of Alabama and safety Calvin Pryor out of Louisville. Mosley would complement Lee as an inside linebacker and would be starting most of the time given Lee's injury history. Pryor would shore up one of the worst pass defending teams in the NFL and can be a leader. The defensive line is also an issue, as Ware, Jay Ratliff, and Jason Hatcher have left. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald would be the best fit for the Dallas defense, as he is the best interior player in the draft and can also be a leader.
Best Draft Pick: Given the Cowboys do not trade up or down, Pryor would have to be the best pick. Mosley will almost definitely be off the board by the time the Cowboys pick, so he will probably not be a Cowboy. Pryor has been desired by many teams so he could also go off the board, but if he is available he would help the worst part of the defense- the secondary. If he is off the board, Dallas should opt for Aaron Donald.

2. Baltimore Ravens (17th pick)- After a poor offseason in 2013, Ozzie Newsome made had one of the best in recent memory this year. The Ravens had multiple free agents but were able to resign a few major players, such as Dennis Pitta, Jacoby Jones, Daryl Smith, Terrell Suggs, and Eugene Monroe. Those resignings should help fill some holes, but there are still others made by the losses of other players.
Draft Picks that would Help- The offensive line definitely needs more help, so Taylor Lewan from Michigan or Zack Martin from Notre Dame would be solid picks if they are still available. Baltimore also has a need in the receiving core despite the signing of Steve Smith and would benefit from the addition of tight end Eric Ebron, wide receiver Marqise Lee, or wide receiver Mike Evans. The Ravens have traditionally had a stout defense but have a need in the secondary. Safeties Ha-Ha Clinton Dix or Calvin Pryor would be great picks for the secondary. Newsome has been known for picking the best available player, so if linebacker CJ Mosley falls to the 17th pick the Ravens could snatch him up.
Best Draft Pick: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame- The Ravens are trying to find an offensive identity. After the loss of Michael Oher, Baltimore needs a tackle to be a leader and a great blocker in pass and run. Martin has all of those qualities and should be available when the Ravens pick.

3. San Diego Chargers (25th pick)- Of the three teams that are included in this article, the Chargers went the farthest in the postseason, making it to the divisional round. Their needs are mainly on the offensive line, linebacking core, and secondary. The latter is the biggest need, but San Diego should be able to fix that even with the late 1st round pick.
Draft Picks that would Help- This draft is one of the best, and Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Bradley Roby, Lamarcus Joyner, Jason Verrett, Kyle Fuller and Darqueze Dennard should all be available. Defensive tackle Louis Nix would also be a popular pick and would help stop the run game on a defensive line that is improving. On the offensive side of the ball, San Diego could pick receiver Marqise Lee or tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
Roby, a former Ohio State corner, would be the best fit. He is projected to go in the late first round and is the aggresive corner that the Chargers need. Roby would also be able to make plays in the secondary, which already has ball-hawk safety Eric Weddle.

 

John

NFL RUSH Kid Reporter

Poll. Which player is the best fit for the Ravens?

The offseason has reached the two month mark, and free agency will be starting soon. One of the active teams, the Baltimore Ravens, who lost most of their players after the 2012 season, will probably be making a few other big changes as they look to stay in contention. Here is a recap of the first 2 months of the offseason for the Ravens.
The first move that the Ravens made in the offseason was in the coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell was chosen as the newest head coach of the Detroit Lions, so the first priority was to find a new OC. The wait did not last long. Former Texans coach Gary Kubiak was chosen for the job. Kubiak helped the Texans have a great rushing attack (with Arian Foster and Ben Tate) and a solid passing attack (with Andre Johnson). He will look to improve the underachieving running game while developing former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.
The second priority was to retain some of the stars. Two important players, tight end Dennis Pitta and linebacker Terrell Suggs, were given multiyear contracts. Pitta was injured for most of last season but is Joe Flacco's favorite target. Suggs, a former Defensive Player of the Year, is the best defensive player and leader, not to mention a fan favorite, and the deal will likely make him a Raven for life. These were good moves that the Ravens needed to stay competitive.
Unfortunately for Baltimore, Joe Flacco's massive contract caused them to lose a lot of players last year and will again force them to cut players this year. Two underrated players, fullback Vonta Leach and linebacker Jameel McClain, will be let go after multiple seasons with the team. Leach is a former All-Pro, but he was not a priority for the team. McClain has been with the team for many years but Suggs was needed more. These two moves saved up about 5 million in cap space but will hurt the team.
The Ravens will make a few more moves, ranging from free agency to the draft. Other free agents for the team include offensive tackle Michael Oher, receiver and return specialist Jacoby Jones, linebacker Daryl Smith, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, defensive end Arthur Jones, safety James Ihedgibo and cornerback Corey Graham. Oher will likely not be resigned, and Monroe was not given the franchise tag. Daryl Smith and Jacoby Jones should be retained because the Ravens have needs at both of their positions. Unfortunately for Ravens fans, most of these players will be let go into the market.
Hopefully, Ozzie Newsome will get a few free agents this offseason. Baltimore has needs at fullback because of Leach's departure, wide receiver, offensive line, and secondary. The most important are probably wide receiver and offensive line. Joe Flacco had a career high in interceptions and the running game was the worst in the NFL despite having star Ray Rice- both partly because the offensive line. Receiver is also a real need because the Ravens have only two proven targets- Pitta and receiver Torrey Smith. Baltimore should aim for a few players to help those needs. Current Raven Eugene Monroe and Chief Brandon Albert should be signed to fill one of the offensive tackle spots, and Alex Mack is a great free agent center. Wide receivers are also a big need and a few bargains are Eagles receiver Jason Avant, Cardinals receiver Andre Roberts, and Chiefs Do-It-All man Dexter McCluster, one of my favorite players in the league.
The Ravens also have multiple draft picks to fill their needs. General Manager Ozzie Newsome has a top 20 pick to use for the first round, and there are a few players that could fall into their hands. Receivers Marqise Lee and Mike Evans would be great fits and tackles Taylor Lewin and Zack Martin are also solid picks. If C.J. Mosley is still available, the former Alabama inside linebacker would be the perfect fit in the defense. In the last 6 rounds, the Ravens should choose dynamic playmakers, such as Kent State RB Dri Archer, but the emphasis should be toward offensive line and receiver help.
Baltimore did not make the playoffs last year, but hopefully they will make a few signings that will bring them back into the mix. Their moves in the last two months have certainly helped that goal.

 

John

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Poll. Which is the better NFL Pro Bowl Squad?

The first ever fantasy-style draft was held to determine the rosters of the two teams playing in this year's NFL Pro Bowl game.   NFL legends Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders served as the captains and took turns choosing players for each squad.

 

Fantasy-licious!

 

Take a look at the two teams below and let us know which team you think has the best chance of winning on Sunday.

 

TEAM RICE TEAM SANDERS  

QB Drew Brees, Saints

QB Philip Rivers, Chargers

QB Alex Smith, Chiefs

WR Josh Gordon, Browns

WR Alshon Jeffery, Bears

WR Brandon Marshall, Bears

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

TE Jimmy Graham, Saints

TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles

RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

RB Matt Forte, Bears

FB Mike Tolbert, Panthers

T Joe Thomas, Browns

T Tyron Smith, Cowboys

T Jordan Gross, Panthers

G Jahri Evans, Saints

G Ben Grubbs, Saints

G Evan Mathis, Eagles

C Ryan Kalil, Panthers

C Nick Mangold, Jets 

DE Robert Quinn, Rams

DE Cameron Jordan, Saints

DE Cameron Wake, Dolphins

DT Jason Hatcher, Cowboys

DT Marcell Dareus, Bills

DT Kyle Williams, Bills

OLB Justin Houston, Chiefs

OLB Robert Mathis, Colts

OLB John Abraham, Cardinals

ILB Vontaze Burfict, Bengals

ILB Derrick Johnson, Chiefs

CB Joe Haden, Browns

CB Brandon Flowers, Chiefs

CB Antonio Cromartie, Jets

CB Alterraun Verner, Titans

S Eric Reid, 49ers

S Jairus Byrd, Bills

S Antrel Rolle, Giants 

ST Justin Bethel, Cardinals

PR Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

K Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

P Johnny Hekker, Rams

LS Matt Overton, Colts

QB Andrew Luck, Colts

QB Cam Newton, Panthers

QB Nick Foles, Eagles

WR A.J. Green, Bengals

WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys

WR Antonio Brown, Steelers

WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles

TE Jason Witten, Cowboys

RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

RB Eddie Lacy, Packers

FB Marcel Reece, Raiders

T Trent Williams, Redskins

T Duane Brown, Texans

T Branden Albert, Chiefs

G Marshal Yanda, Ravens

G Logan Mankins, Patriots

G Kyle Long, Bears

C Mike Pouncey, Dolphins

C Alex Mack, Browns

DE J.J. Watt, Texans

DE Greg Hardy, Panthers

DE Mario Williams, Bills

DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions

DT Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers

DT Dontari Poe, Chiefs

OLB Brian Orakpo, Redskins

OLB Tamba Hali, Chiefs

OLB Terrell Suggs, Ravens

ILB Luke Kuechly, Panthers

ILB Paul Posluszny, Jaguars

CB Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

CB Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers

CB Brent Grimes, Dolphins

CB Tim Jennings, Bears

S Eric Berry, Chiefs

S Eric Weddle, Chiefs

S T.J. Ward, Browns

ST Matthew Slater, Patriots

PR Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings

K Justin Tucker, Ravens

P Brandon Fields, Dolphins

LS J.J. Jansen, Panthers

 

 

 

Don’t miss the  NFL Pro Bowl this Sunday at 7:30PM ET on NBC.

 

Poll. Who is the best player on the Ravens?

We thought it might be fun to get the NFL RUSH community opinion on the best player for each of the 32 teams. We randomly selected the Baltimore Ravens to be the second team for this poll.


Nominees:

Based on their skills and importance to the team we narrowed down their roster to the 5 finalists listed in alphabetical order below.   

 

Elvis Dumervil (DE)

Joe Flacco (QB)

Haloti Ngata (DT)

Ray Rice (RB)

Terrell Suggs (LB)

Our Pick: Haloti Ngata 

Since entering the league eight years ago, DT Haloti Ngata has anchored the Ravens stellar defensive squads. He is literally an unstoppable disruptive force in the middle of the line. He’s just a beast and on this Ravens squad, he’s the best.

 

 

I think the Ravens will end up winning the Super Bowl. They have amazing coaching and defense. They have a good offense but they aren't always consistent on that side of the ball. On defense they have tremendous players such as Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Courtney Upshaw, and Ed Reed. Courtney Upshaw is a rookie and had a big game versus the Packers by tipping two of Aaron Rogers' passes and one ending up as an interception by Terrell Suggs off the tip. Ray Lewis has also been amazing during the p

I think the Ravens will end up winning the Super Bowl. They have amazing coaching and defense. They have a good offense but they aren't always consistent on that side of the ball.

On defense they have tremendous players such as Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Courtney Upshaw, and Ed Reed. Courtney Upshaw is a rookie and had a big game versus the Packers by tipping two of Aaron Rogers' passes and one ending up as an interception by Terrell Suggs off the tip. Ray Lewis has also been amazing during the playoffs. He has been motivating the defense to do well and it seems to be working. Same with Terrell Suggs -- these two linebackers are scary to go head up with. They are both play smart and know what to do when they touch the field.

With their amazing defense I think they will stop Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick's running game. I also think they could stop the passing game especially with Ed Reed over top helping out.

 

In conclusion, I can't wait to see a good Super Bowl. These are two good teams that have really good players. I think it will be a close game at the end, but I hope the Ravens end up winning.

Peyton

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

 

Peyton

The Ravens travel to Denver to meet the Broncos on Saturday at 4:30 ET on CBS.  Who will win? You can decide with the help of some keys to success for both squads. Why the Ravens will win: 1. Ray Lewis: He is maybe the best linebacker to ever play in the NFL. In his last season ever, he will be more motivated than ever and that is a scary thought. 2. Joe Flacco: With this season, Joe Flacco is the only QB in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first five seasons. He has also wo

The Ravens travel to Denver to meet the Broncos on Saturday at 4:30 ET on CBS.  Who will win? You can decide with the help of some keys to success for both squads.


Why the Ravens will win:


1. Ray Lewis: He is maybe the best linebacker to ever play in the NFL. In his last season ever, he will be more motivated than ever and that is a scary thought.


2. Joe Flacco: With this season, Joe Flacco is the only QB in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first five seasons. He has also won at least one playoff game in every season of his career.


3. Experience: Add in Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Anquan Boldin, Haloti Ngata, and Ray Rice to Ray Lewis and that's a lot of veteran wisdom.

 

Why the Broncos will win:


1. Peyton Manning: There might not be a QB in the NFL that can match what Peyton bring to the game. He's a strong candidate for this year's MVP.


2. Defense: The best defense on the field will be the Broncos. They allowed the second fewest total yards and fourth fewest points during the regular season. LB Von Miller had 18.5 sacks, third-most in the NFL.


3. WR Duo: Manning had a pair of 1,000+ yard receivers in Demaryius Thmoas (1,434) and Eric Decker (1,064). Each also had double digit TD catches with Thomas grabbing 10 and Decker pulling in 13 on the year.

 

Why do you think the Ravens or Broncos will win?  

 

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QB Tom Brady has won three Super Bowls, the last one coming in 2005.  But that was a long time ago and this weekend will be all about the Ravens.  The Ravens RB Ray Rice was the number 2 rusher in the league during the regular season and the Patriots defense was the second worst defense in the NFL and will struggle to get stops. So you know the Ravens will put points on the board.  The real battle will take place between Brady and the Ravens defense.  The Ravens have

QB Tom Brady has won three Super Bowls, the last one coming in 2005.  But that was a long time ago and this weekend will be all about the Ravens.  The Ravens RB Ray Rice was the number 2 rusher in the league during the regular season and the Patriots defense was the second worst defense in the NFL and will struggle to get stops. So you know the Ravens will put points on the board.  The real battle will take place between Brady and the Ravens defense.  The Ravens have the players to match up with the biggest weapons, WR Wes Welker and TE Rob Gronkowski.  Ravens are stacked with LB Ray Lewis, Safety Ed Reed, LB Terrell Suggs, DT Haloti Ngata... the list goes on and on. This isn't the Broncos, this is an elite squad hungry for a win and that is why Brady is in trouble.

Hey Patriots! You're on Upset Alert!

Sunday will see a match up of two of top defenses in the NFL. The Texans and Ravens ranked number 2 and 3 in the league respectively. If the old saying, "defense wins championships," holds true, these two teams are well equipped for a run at the Super Bowl, but only one can survive this week.The Ravens defense is a story we've heard before. It's anchored by veteran stars Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed with lots of others contributing. They posted 48 sacks during the season, good fo

Sunday will see a match up of two of top defenses in the NFL. The Texans and Ravens ranked number 2 and 3 in the league respectively. If the old saying, "defense wins championships," holds true, these two teams are well equipped for a run at the Super Bowl, but only one can survive this week.

The Ravens defense is a story we've heard before. It's anchored by veteran stars Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed with lots of others contributing. They posted 48 sacks during the season, good for 3rd most in the NFL.

The Texans have a younger squad led by LB Brian Cushing, CB Jonathan Joseph and LB DeMeco Ryans with many other players joining in. This defense was tested in their first playoff game ever last week and came up big. Rookie DE J.J. Watt made the play of the day grabbing an interception at the line and returning it for a TD.

Which D will be toughest on Sunday: Ravens or Texans?

We have been declared war upon. We are the enemy of the state. [Heinz Field] is my Madison Square Garden. We're going on the road in probably the toughest stadium to play in the NFL. This is football. I'm guaranteeing the NFL, the world will stop for this game, and everybody wants to see it. - Terrell Suggs, talks up the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.

We have been declared war upon. We are the enemy of the state. [Heinz Field] is my Madison Square Garden. We're going on the road in probably the toughest stadium to play in the NFL. This is football. I'm guaranteeing the NFL, the world will stop for this game, and everybody wants to see it.

- Terrell Suggs, talks up the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.

Out of the last 40 Pro Bowls, the AFC and the NFC are TIED at 20 wins each. Who will break the tie? Both rosters are amazing - who do you think has the edge?Take a look at the rosters and let us know what you think! Tune in Sunday, January 30 at 7pm ET on Fox, and see which conference, the AFC or the NFC, will take the lead in this epic rivalry! AFC Offense Position Player(s) Quarterback * Philip Rivers, San Diego Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Matt Cassel, Kansas City Running back *A
Out of the last 40 Pro Bowls, the AFC and the NFC are TIED at 20 wins each. Who will break the tie? Both rosters are amazing - who do you think has the edge?

Take a look at the rosters and let us know what you think! Tune in Sunday, January 30 at 7pm ET on Fox, and see which conference, the AFC or the NFC, will take the lead in this epic rivalry!
AFC
Offense Position Player(s)

Quarterback

* Philip Rivers, San Diego

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Matt Cassel, Kansas City

Running back

*Arian Foster, Houston

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Chris Johnson, Tennessee

Fullback

* Vonta Leach, Houston

Wide receiver

* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis

* Brandon Lloyd, Denver

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

Wes Welker, New England

Tight end

* Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville

Zach Miller, Oakland

Tackle

* Joe Thomas, Cleveland

* D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets

Matt Light, New England

Guard

* Kris Dielman, San Diego

* Logan Mankins, New England

Brian Waters, Kansas City

Center

* Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis

Alex Mack, Cleveland

Defense Position Player(s)

Defensive end

* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis

* Jason Babin, Tennessee

Randy Starks, Miami

Interior linemen

* Haloti Ngata, Baltimore

* Vince Wilfork, New England

Kyle Williams, Buffalo

Outside linebacker

* Cameron Wake, Miami

* Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

Shaun Phillips, San Diego

Inside/midde linebacker

* Ray Lewis, Baltimore

Jerod Mayo, New England

Cornerback

* Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland

* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets

Devin McCourty, New England

Free safety

* Brandon Meriweather, New England

Michael Griffin, Tennessee

Strong safety

* Eric Berry, Kansas City

Special Teams Position Player(s)

Punter

Shane Lechler, Oakland

Placekicker

Billy Cundiff, Baltimore

Kick returner

Marc Mariani, Tennessee

Special teamer

Montell Owens, Jacksonville

Long snapper

John Denney, Miami

NFC
Offense Position Player(s)

Quarterback

* Michael Vick, Philadelphia

Matt Ryan, Atlanta

Drew Brees, New Orleans

Running back

* Michael Turner, Atlanta

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

Steven Jackson, St. Louis

Fullback

* Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta

Wide receiver

* Roddy White, Atlanta

* Calvin Johnson, Detroit

DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

Tight end

* Jason Witten, Dallas

Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Tackle

* Jordan Gross, Carolina

* Tyson Clabo, Atlanta

Donald Penn, Tampa Bay

Guard

* Jahri Evans, New Orleans

*Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants

Carl Nicks, New Orleans

Center

* Andre Gurode, Dallas

Ryan Kalil, Carolina

Defense Position Player(s)

Defensive end

* Julius Peppers, Chicago

* John Abraham, Atlanta

Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants

Interior linemen

* Jay Ratliff, Dallas

* Justin Smith, San Francisco

Darnell Dockett, Arizona

Outside linebacker

* DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

* Brian Orakpo, Washington

Jon Beason, Carolina

Inside/midde linebacker

* Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans

London Fletcher, Washington

Cornerback

* DeAngelo Hall, Washington

* Brent Grimes, Altanta

Antoine Winfield, Minnesota

Free safety

* Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants

Strong safety

* Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Roman Harper, New Orleans

Special Teams Position Player(s)

Punter

Mat McBriar, Dallas

Placekicker

David Akers, Philadelphia

Kick returner

Devin Hester, Chicago

Special teamers

Eric Weems, Atlanta

Long snapper

Zak DeOssie, N.Y. Giants