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MIKE PRESTON | January 17, 2013
For a big man, Vince Wilfork moves around a lot. On one snap, he can be at left defensive end or tackle. On another snap, he can be at the same position on the right side. Sometimes, Wilfork can line up directly over the center. But he's always in somebody's head - one big, mean, nasty 6-foot-2, 325-pound headache. "Vince Wilfork is a beast," said Ravens running back Ray Rice about the New England Patriots' top defensive lineman. "He is a flat-out beast. He handles double-teams.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2013
Although cameras will attempt to capture every move by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and other key players like Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and inside linebacker Ray Lewis, the grunt work on the offensive and defensive lines figures to be pivotal in Sunday's AFC championship game. "Pretty much every game is decided in the trenches, and then by guys making plays," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Whoever wins the trenches has a great chance to win the game.
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By Edward Lee | September 24, 2012
Not even the end of the Ravens' 31-30 win against the New England Patriots Sunday night could escape controversy. Officials ruled that rookie kicker Justin Tucker's 27-yard field was good although the ball appeared to be very close to flying outside the right upright. Immediately after the kick, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork berated officials and coach Bill Belichick placed his hand on another official just prior to his post-game handshake with Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
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MIKE PRESTON | January 17, 2013
For a big man, Vince Wilfork moves around a lot. On one snap, he can be at left defensive end or tackle. On another snap, he can be at the same position on the right side. Sometimes, Wilfork can line up directly over the center. But he's always in somebody's head - one big, mean, nasty 6-foot-2, 325-pound headache. "Vince Wilfork is a beast," said Ravens running back Ray Rice about the New England Patriots' top defensive lineman. "He is a flat-out beast. He handles double-teams.
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By From Sun news services | February 23, 2010
The New England Patriots put the franchise tag on Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork on Monday, providing more time for negotiations toward a long-term contract. The six-year veteran said he hoped the team would use the tag for that purpose. The Patriots placed a nonexclusive tag on Wilfork, according to ESPN.com. That gives the Patriots the right to match any other team's offer or let Wilfork go for two first-round draft picks. An exclusive tag would have tied Wilfork to the Patriots for the season.
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By Jamison Hensley | February 3, 2008
Quarterbacks Edge: Patriots Eli Manning hasn't thrown an interception in 85 postseason passes, but Tom Brady is 14-2 in the playoffs, including 3-0 in the Super Bowl. Running backs Edge: Even Laurence Maroney dominated in the AFC championship game, and Kevin Faulk has been the Patriots' unsung hero this season. The Giants' 1-2 punch of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw can be dangerous. Wide receivers Edge: Patriots New England has the NFL's elite receiving group: Randy Moss is a touchdown machine, and Wes Welker is Brady's security blanket.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY | October 2, 2009
With an electric offense and a dominant run defense, the Ravens probably didn't need any help starting 3-0. But they received it anyway. Injuries to other teams' starters have been one of the reasons the Ravens sit atop the AFC North. In the season opener, the Kansas City Chiefs played without their quarterback (Matt Cassel) and a cornerback (Brandon Flowers). In Week 2, the San Diego Chargers didn't have their running back (LaDainian Tomlinson), two offensive linemen (Nick Hardwick and Louis Vasquez)
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | January 7, 2010
- Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork will return to the New England Patriots' lineup Sunday for the first time in a month, solidifying a line that has had its share of mixing and matching this season. Wilfork has missed the past three games with a foot injury but cracked a smile when asked to assess his condition after practice Wednesday. "I'm feeling pretty good. Best I can be," Wilfork said. Wilfork was named to his second Pro Bowl after making 65 tackles. He has no sacks and has caused just one fumble, but his dominance lies in the Patriots' ability to play a three-man defensive line when he's healthy, shifting him to nose tackle.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 26, 2012
Nothing has changed regarding the Ravens' defensive coordinator vacancy and the feeling remains that the team's linebackers coach, Dean Pees, is the clear front-runner to replace Chuck Pagano who is now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Back in 1983, Pees was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Miami of Ohio in 1983, mentoring a young defensive back by the name of John Harbaugh. As a coach, Pees has worked for Nick Saban, Lou Holtz and Bill Belichick. He was the Patriots' linebackers coach under Belichick in 2004 and 2005, and then took over as defensive coordinator in 2006 after Eric Mangini left to coach the New York Jets.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2010
Ravens run offense vs. Patriots run defense: Ray Rice is coming off his best game of the season, producing 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. He is seeking the first back-to-back 100-yard rushing games of his 38-game NFL career. Rice owned the Patriots last season with two 100-yard rushing games (totaling 262 yards on the ground). New England has the 20th-ranked run defense, giving up 113 yards per game. The Patriots haven't allowed a running back to break 80 yards in a game, but they have a suspect front seven.
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By Edward Lee | September 25, 2012
After the havoc Vince Wilfork had wreaked in last January's AFC championship game, the Ravens paid a good amount of attention to the massive defensive tackle, who looks much larger than his listed size of 6 feet, 2 inches and 325 pounds. That scrutiny paid off as Wilfork made four tackles but didn't generate much else in the Ravens' 31-30 win against the New England Patriots Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Center Matt Birk, who matched up with Wilfork frequently, said he and guards Marshal Yanda and Ramon Harewood - who make up the interior portion of the offensive line - simply worked hard to make sure that Wilfork was accounted for. “He's a great player.
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By Edward Lee | September 24, 2012
Not even the end of the Ravens' 31-30 win against the New England Patriots Sunday night could escape controversy. Officials ruled that rookie kicker Justin Tucker's 27-yard field was good although the ball appeared to be very close to flying outside the right upright. Immediately after the kick, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork berated officials and coach Bill Belichick placed his hand on another official just prior to his post-game handshake with Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
Ramon Harewood has gotten an earful from his teammates about matching up against New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. But the Ravens' first-year starter at left guard cracked a smile when asked to divulge what he was told. "They have [been talking to me], but I'm not at liberty to tell you," he said. "But they've been helping me a lot. " Harewood would be wise to listen to his linemates as much as he can, because the last time the Ravens met the Patriots, Wilfork bedeviled many members of the offensive line.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 26, 2012
Nothing has changed regarding the Ravens' defensive coordinator vacancy and the feeling remains that the team's linebackers coach, Dean Pees, is the clear front-runner to replace Chuck Pagano who is now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Back in 1983, Pees was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Miami of Ohio in 1983, mentoring a young defensive back by the name of John Harbaugh. As a coach, Pees has worked for Nick Saban, Lou Holtz and Bill Belichick. He was the Patriots' linebackers coach under Belichick in 2004 and 2005, and then took over as defensive coordinator in 2006 after Eric Mangini left to coach the New York Jets.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2010
— Ray Rice is seeking his third straight 100-yard rushing game against the Patriots when the Ravens square off against them in a high-profile AFC showdown. Rice's family can empathize with New England coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots. They know how it feels to be terrorized by the precocious running back. With the same exuberance he uses to "creep up on linebackers," Rice waits for family members to fall asleep before unleashing one of his classic practical jokes. His brother got baby powder sprinkled all over him when he nodded off. A cousin got a bullhorn blasted in his ear in the middle of the night.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2010
Ravens run offense vs. Patriots run defense: Ray Rice is coming off his best game of the season, producing 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. He is seeking the first back-to-back 100-yard rushing games of his 38-game NFL career. Rice owned the Patriots last season with two 100-yard rushing games (totaling 262 yards on the ground). New England has the 20th-ranked run defense, giving up 113 yards per game. The Patriots haven't allowed a running back to break 80 yards in a game, but they have a suspect front seven.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2010
— Ray Rice is seeking his third straight 100-yard rushing game against the Patriots when the Ravens square off against them in a high-profile AFC showdown. Rice's family can empathize with New England coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots. They know how it feels to be terrorized by the precocious running back. With the same exuberance he uses to "creep up on linebackers," Rice waits for family members to fall asleep before unleashing one of his classic practical jokes. His brother got baby powder sprinkled all over him when he nodded off. A cousin got a bullhorn blasted in his ear in the middle of the night.
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By From Sun news services | February 23, 2010
The New England Patriots put the franchise tag on Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork on Monday, providing more time for negotiations toward a long-term contract. The six-year veteran said he hoped the team would use the tag for that purpose. The Patriots placed a nonexclusive tag on Wilfork, according to ESPN.com. That gives the Patriots the right to match any other team's offer or let Wilfork go for two first-round draft picks. An exclusive tag would have tied Wilfork to the Patriots for the season.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | January 7, 2010
- Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork will return to the New England Patriots' lineup Sunday for the first time in a month, solidifying a line that has had its share of mixing and matching this season. Wilfork has missed the past three games with a foot injury but cracked a smile when asked to assess his condition after practice Wednesday. "I'm feeling pretty good. Best I can be," Wilfork said. Wilfork was named to his second Pro Bowl after making 65 tackles. He has no sacks and has caused just one fumble, but his dominance lies in the Patriots' ability to play a three-man defensive line when he's healthy, shifting him to nose tackle.
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