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Report: Wide Receiver Torrey Smith Heading to San Francisco

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em. According to reports, the San Francisco 49ers have agreed on a deal with free agent wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Smith spent the first four seasons of his career with the Baltimore Ravens, where he was also a teammate of current 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Those two helped beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game in 2012.

"I will be playing for a different organization, but I will remain committed to the City of Baltimore," Smith wrote. "I will continue to give back and help build a better future for our young men and women. MY COMMITMENT TO THE CITY IS FOR LIFE. This isn't a goodbye because I will still be around, and Baltimore will continue to be my home in the offseason and when my career is done. I'm on to the next chapter of my life and football career, but I will see you guys later."

In 2014, Smith caught 49 passes for 767 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games

NFL Shield(ASHBURN, Va.) -- Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for the first two games of the season by the NFL on Monday.

The punishment comes after another helmet-to-helmet hit from Meriweather on Baltimore's Torrey Smith over the weekend.

"Meriweather delivered a forceful blow to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver with no attempt to wrap up or make a conventional tackle of this player," said NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in a statement.

Meriweather said after the game on Saturday that he did not believe there was anything wrong with the hit on Smith.

"I'm trying to do what the NFL asked me after going through the offseason, and working on the things I need to work on, and the first chance I get, it seems like I failed," he said.

Meriweather has been fined five different times by the league over the course of his career, including a $42,000 fine for a hit on Packers running back Eddie Lacy in 2013. The safety was also suspended two games last year, but had it reduced to one game following an appeal.

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Tucker Kicks Ravens Past Steelers

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Justin Tucker kicked a career-high five field goals, and Baltimore stopped Pittsburgh's game-tying two point conversion with 1:03 left in the game, as the Ravens stuff the Steelers 22-20 Thursday night.

The Ravens jumped to an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Joe Flacco found Torrey Smith for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Ravens would kick two field goals before the Steelers would score their first points in the third quarter when Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Emmanuel Sanders for an eight-yard score.

On the following kickoff, Ravens returner Jacoby Jones returned the ball 73 yards, but many thought he could have gone further. As Jones darted down the field he almost ran into an unlikely person, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

I always watch the returns on the jumbotron." said Tomlin who had his back to Jones when the incident almost occurred. "It provides a better perspective for me. I lost my placement as he broke free. I saw it at the last second and saw how close I was to the field of play."

That play almost had a big impact on the game. With 5:37 left and the the Steelers trailing 22-14, Roethlisberger led Pittsburgh on an 80-yard drive that finished with Big Ben finding Jerricho Cotchery for a one-yard touchdown. Now down two, the Steelers went for two but the ball slipped between Sanders hands pretty much securing the victory for Baltimore.

The win means the Ravens (6-6) take over possession of the final Wild Card spot in the AFC.

Meanwhile Pittsburgh (5-7) is now three games behind the AFC North leader Cincinnati in the loss column.

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Ravens Rout Texans 30-9

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  All the Baltimore Ravens needed was a spark.

They received it when Dayrl Smith intercepted Matt Schaub and returned it for a touchdown in the second quarter, sending the Ravens to a 30-9 win over the Houston Texans.

Tandon Doss returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (2-1) take a 17-9 lead into halftime.  They outscored the Texans 13-0 in the second half to seal the victory.

Baltimore's defense hasn't given up a touchdown since their opening night loss to the Denver Broncos. 

"We do feel we're as far along as we could possibly be with this group," head coach John Harbaugh said. "We haven't given up the big plays."

Bernard Pierce stepped in for the injured Ray Rice and rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Torrey Smith hauled in five passes for 92 yards.

Texans safety Ed Reed returned the Baltimore for the first time since leaving the team in the offseason. 

"Baltimore has a great defense," Reed said. "I told the guys coming into this game, defensively they're going to know every move that you're making, everything that you're doing."

The Texans failed in their bid to start the season 3-0 for the second-consecutive year.

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Torrey Smith Shines as Ravens Edge Falcons 27-23 

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  After an incredible postseason run that resulted in a Super Bowl title, the Baltimore Ravens finally returned home to play a game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Torrey Smith hauled in a 77-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco, and the Ravens topped the Atlanta Falcons 27-23 on Thursday night to improve to 2-0 in the preseason.

Matt Ryan looked exceptionally sharp for the Falcons, throwing for 97 yards and a touchdown to Julio Jones.  The Falcons led the game 23-7, before the Ravens' backups rallied with a 20-point fourth quarter that won them the game.

"We're just happy to come away with the win," running back Ray Rice said after carrying the ball eight times for 10 yards. "Our young guys are really improving. That's special to us."

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AFC Championship Game Preview: Ravens @ Patriots

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rematch. The Baltimore Ravens head to Foxboro Sunday to take on the New England Patriots for the right to play in the Super Bowl.

Last season, the Patriots knocked out the Ravens 23-20 when then Ravens receiver Lee Evans had the go ahead touchdown pass knocked out of his hands by safety Sterling Moore. The Ravens then had a chance to send the game into overtime, but kicker Billy Cundiff missed the game tying 32-yard field goal.

Now the Ravens have a chance for revenge and star linebacker Ray Lewis, who will retire at the end of this season, is excited.

"There's no better way to write it up," Lewis said of the rematch. "We all felt the same way leaving there last year. That we had an opportunity to win that game. What better way to go back, you know if you was going to a go to a Super Bowl, then to go back and go back at New England again."

Meanwhile, the Patriots enter the game with the number one scoring offense in the NFL, but that doesn't mean Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is taking the Ravens' defense lightly.

"It's never easy," Brady said of facing the Ravens' defense. "There is never an easy throw. There won't be an easy throw this weekend. I think they really challenge you. That's why their in this game. That's why our guys will see if we can step up to that challenge. Their not just going to hand you the ball...hand you points...hand you easy scores. You know their great in the red area, their great on third down. Their going to make you earn it."

The game marks the first time the same two teams faced off in consecutive NFL Championship games since the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys faced off for the third straight game in 1994.

The Ravens and Patriots kickoff at approximately 6:30 p.m. eastern, Sunday.

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Ravens Roll Over Giants to Win AFC North 

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  The Baltimore Ravens rolled over the New York Giants 33-14 on Sunday afternoon en route to the AFC North title.

After losing their past three games, the Ravens (10-5) jumped out to a 24-7 first-half lead and never looked back.

Joe Flacco threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, one to running back Ray Rice and another to receiver Torrey Smith.

Rice and Bernard Pierce totaled 230 yards for a Baltimore rushing attack that proved to be too much for Big Blue to handle.

The win not only gave the Ravens the AFC North title for the second straight year, but they are also guaranteed at least one home playoff game in January.

The Giants (8-7) were eliminated from contention in the NFC East and need a lot of help to squeeze into the playoffs.  They have lose five of seven and scored just 14 points in their last two games.

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Ray Rice Leads Ravens To OT Victory

Harry How/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, CA) --  Just when it looked like the Ravens were going to lose, Ray Rice decided to put the team on his back, literally.

Thanks to Ray Rice and Justin Tucker, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the San Diego Chargers 16-13 in overtime on Sunday.

Chargers kicker Nick Novak drilled a 30-yard field goal with 7:51 remaining in the fourth quarter to give his team a 13-10 lead.

In the closing minutes, their defense had the Ravens pinned.  It was fourth-and-29 from their own 27 when Rice caught a short pass from Joe Flacco and was able to convert for a first down to keep the team alive.

Six plays later, Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal to send the game to overtime tied at 13.

In overtime, Tucker was called upon again, and drilled the game-winning 38-yard field goal with 1:07 left to give the Ravens (9-2) a stunning come-from-behind victory.  The Ravens won for the eighth time in nine games.

Rice finished with 164 all-purpose yards.  Receiver Torrey Smith had seven catches for 144 yards.  Neither team turned the ball over.

The Chargers dropped for 4-7 and are one game closer to being eliminated from playoff contention.

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Ravens Pound Raiders, 55-20

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE, MD) -- What a day for the Baltimore Ravens.

Quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 341 yards and three scores, and the Ravens set a franchise record for points in a 55-20 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders.

The Ravens scored on six of their first seven possessions against the Raiders (3-6), who also tied a team record for points allowed.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith led the way, catching two touchdowns on his only two receptions of the game.

Ray Rice rushed for 35 yards and a score for the Ravens (7-2).

Ravens holder Sam Kock scored on a fake field goal to make it 48-17 in the third quarter and in the final frame, Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown to break the scoring record.

It was the 15th straight home win for the Ravens, which is the longest current streak in the NFL.

Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer tossed two touchdown passes in the loss.

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Ravens Clip Patriots On Last Second Field Goal

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- In a rematch of last year's AFC Championship game,  it was once again a field goal that decided the game. This time, a different result. 

Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal with no time left to lead the Baltimore Ravens past the New England Patriots 31-30 on Sunday night.

The Ravens (2-1) got two touchdowns from wide receiver Torrey Smith, who was playing with a heavy heart after his younger brother died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night.

 "It means a lot not just for us but for my family. ... That's for my little brother," Smith said.

The Patriots (1-2) led by nine with under five minutes to play before Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco led the comeback. Flacco cut the lead to two with a pass to Smith, and then the game-winning drive that set up the kick from the rookie Tucker that just went over the right upright. 

Unlike last year when Billy Cundiff missed a potential tying kick in Foxborough, this regular season game went the Raven's way.

Flacco finished with 382 yards passing and three touchdown passes, while running back Ray Rice rushed for 101 yards and a score.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led the way for New England with 335 yards and a touchdown through the air. 

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