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AFC North Preview -- 2013
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl ... then promptly let a number of players leave, many on the defensive side. Will this open things up for the longtime division stalwart Pittsburgh Steelers or the upstart Cincinnati Bengals?
How does SportsNation see Super Bowl XLVII playing out? As NFL experts everywhere attempt to forecast which players will deliver big performances on football's biggest stage, we're asking SportsNation to join in on the fun. Do you think Colin Kaepernick will score a rushing touchdown? How will Ray Rice fare against the 49ers' stout defense? Will Ray Lewis do his squirrel dance when the clock hits 00:00? Cast your votes!
Ray, running wild
So far this postseason, Ray Rice has rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns, including a 131-yard effort against the Broncos.
Can't catch Kap!
Colin Kaepernick is fast ... really fast. In two postseason starts, he has burned teams for 202 yards and two rushing TDs.
Not your average Joe
Don't call him Fluke-O anymore. In this postseason, Joe Flacco has thrown eight touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Moss on the mike
Randy Moss made it clear that he considers himself the GOAT, but he's been an afterthought in the 49ers' offensive system this season with only 28 catches.
Lewis' last ride
Since his incredible return Jan. 6 from a torn triceps injury, Ray Lewis has averaged more than 14 tackles/assists per game.
Media day is usually notable for dumb questions and sad attempts at wacky gimmicks from bored reporters, but Tuesday some actual headlines were generated in and out of football. Ray Lewis denied a Sports Illustrated report that he had recently used performance-enhancing drugs to recover from an injury, while Alex Rodriguez's name appeared on a Miami clinic's list of players to whom it had supposedly delivered banned substances. Lewis is getting ready to play in the Super Bowl, while Rodriguez is rehabbing from an injury, but it's certain that these allegations have their attention -- as well as ours.
A sideshow for Lewis?
Ray Lewis' focus has never been called into question, but when you're trying to get ready for the Super Bowl, allegations of PED use probably don't help your concentration.
Moss or Lewis?
Randy Moss claimed to be the best receiver of all time during his media day session, a much lighter topic than what Lewis had to address.
A bigger problem?
Both MLB and the NFL have had issues with PEDs in the past, but neither league seems to have gotten rid of the problem completely.
Is A-Rod done with the Yankees?
The Yankees still owe Alex Rodriguez more than $100 million, which is a bit of a burden to bear considering his declining production and possible role as a media distraction.
A good deal?
Alex Rodriguez put up some MVP-caliber years with the Yankees, but it hasn't been all sunshine and roses in New York; see his PED allegations and notable playoff failures.