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25 Greatest Middle Linebackers in NFL History

Ray Lewis has two Super Bowls and two Defensive Player of the Year awards. But is he the best ever?
<p> 25 Greatest Middle Linebackers in NFL History, including Ray Lewis, Jack Lambert, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Ray Nitschke, Bill George, Junior Seau, Brian Urlacher, Patrick Willis, Chuck Bednarik, Nick Buoniconti, Joe Schmidt, Willie Lanier, Harry Carson, Lee Roy Jordan, Ken Norton Jr. and Tedy Bruschi.</p>

Middle linebackers are the quarterbacks of the defense, the nerve center of a stop-unit. Many of the game’s greatest players have been the man in the middle who called the shots in the huddle before turning into tackling machines and splash-playmakers from sideline-to-sideline once the ball was snapped. Keeping all aspects of the job in mind, we rank the top 25 greatest middle linebackers in NFL history.

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Most Memorable Moments of Super Bowl XLVII

The commercial breaks were nearly as exciting as the game, musical acts and unintentional comedy.
<p> Most Memorable Moments of Super Bowl XLVII, including the Superdome blackout, Alicia Key's record-breaking National Anthem, Beyonce's halftime performance, Jacoby Jones' record-tying 108-yard kickoff return, Ed Reed's record-tying INT, a fake field goal, intentional safety, Bar Refaeli's kiss, Psy's pistachios, the Harbaugh brothers and Ray Lewis' final speech.</p>

Super Bowl XLVII had it all — a blackout, fireworks, records broken, sex appeal and mass hysteria. The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34–31, at the Superdome in New Orleans. But there was plenty of action, from Alicia Keys' National Anthem to Beyonce's halftime show to Ray Lewis' postgame speech, and every commercial in between. These are the most memorable moments from Super Bowl XLVII.

Super Bowl XLVII Prop Bets

Betting advice on the national anthem, halftime show with Beyonce, winning Gatorade bath and more.
<p> Super Bowl XLVII Prop Bets, including the National Anthem time sung by Alicia Keys, the halftime show with Beyonce, heads or tails on the coin toss, the color of the Gatorade bath, the game's MVP and which team will cover the spread.</p>

Super Bowl betting — and prop bets, in particular — attract sharks and suckers alike who can’t afford a $3.8-million, 30-second commercial spot on CBS’s telecast or a $2,500 nosebleed seat at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, but do have some lunch money to wager on Super Sunday.

5 Reasons Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win Super Bowl XLVII

Ray Lewis’ “last ride,” Joe Flacco’s play, past history among reasons to like Ravens’ chances in New Orleans
<p> Five Reasons Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win Super Bowl XLVII</p>

is set for Sunday, Feb. 3 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. While the majority of the focus has been on the matchup up between the sons of Jack Harbaugh, this Har-Bowl (or Super Baugh, if you prefer) will be decided on the field by the teams that are led by John and Jim, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: NFC, AFC Championship Games

Ray Lewis and the Ravens get one more shot at the Patriots in a rematch of last year's AFC title game.
<p> NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: NFC, AFC Championship Games, featuring the San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots.</p>

A betting preview (against the spread) in the NFC and AFC Championship Games of the NFL Playoffs.

2013 NFL Playoff Picks: AFC, NFC Championship Games

Previews of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons.
<p> 2013 NFL Playoff Picks: AFC, NFC Championship Games, Previews of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons.</p>

NFL Playoffs previews and predictions for the AFC and NFC Championship Games:

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round

Tom Brady is one win away from surpassing Joe Montana as the all-time winningest playoff QB.
<p> NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round, including the Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, Houston Texans at New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Lock of the Week
These two teams played in prime time six Sundays ago in Week 14 of the regular season, with New England beating Houston, 42–14. Expect another blowout this weekend.

10 Best NFL Comeback Stories of the Season

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson bounced back from a torn ACL and MCL to rush for 2,000 yards.
<p> 10 Best NFL Comeback Stories of This Season, including Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss.</p>

None other than the great Dr. James Andrews has decided that Robert Griffin III will require total reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) in his right knee. The roughly two-hour surgery took place on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and rehab for the Washington Redskins quarterback is expected to take anywhere between six-to-eight months.

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