Marquis Flowers’ first career NFL start could not have gone better.
Cheerleaders and fans in Denver had plenty to cheer about as quarterback Peyton Manning threw for a record-tying 7 touchdowns. See the cheerleaders and the team (particularly Manning) in action.
Denver is host to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday in the regular NFL season opener. See how well the cheerleaders from the teams stack up and some action photos of what they might be cheering for this week. Is this any indication of who will win?
BALTIMORE - Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team's stadium for a celebration.
They'll be enemies on Sunday, but from left, both John and Jim Harbaugh praised their parents for their coaching success.
NEW ORLEANS - Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday, John as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim with the San Francisco 49ers.
NEW ORLEANS - Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he "never, ever took" the stuff.
NEW ORLEANS - Kurt Warner still winces at the memory of the helmet-to-helmet shot that Anquan Boldin absorbed in a 2008 game against the New York Jets.
NEW ORLEANS - Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized for his word selection in criticizing the NFL's decision to hold next year's Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium at a cold-weather site.
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was on the winning stage 12 years ago. Next week will be his last game, he says, and he hopes to finish his career back on that winning stage.
NEW ORLEANS - Like a savory Cajun gumbo, the Super Bowl has something for everyone's tastes.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - John Harbaugh spoke, steadily and without a trace of panic on Dec. 9, mere minutes after his Baltimore Ravens dropped a second consecutive game - their first losing streak of any length since early in the 2009 season.
Ex-Oregon star LaMichael James scores his first NFL TD on a 15-yard run in last week's 28-24 NFC title win over Atlanta.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - In a matter of weeks, LaMichael James transformed himself from a rookie spectator forced to watch the San Francisco 49ers' first three months of the season to a key contributor on a Super Bowl team.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - You again!
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis displays the ball after recovering a fumble by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the third quarter.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates his winning field goal in the second overtime. The Ravens will play next week at either Houston or New England.
DENVER - Welcome to NFL immortality, Joe Flacco.
After coming back from numerous neck surgeries, Peyton Manning has answered all the questions but one: Can he win in temperatures under 40?