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Harassing Peyton Manning's receivers is key to a Seattle victory

Originally Published: January 30, 2014
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

ON HIS WAY to the airport, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith always checks and rechecks his backpack for the one item he absolutely must have when traveling home to California: his Super Bowl ring. A year ago in New Orleans, Smith's aggressive, physical coverage on 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree on fourth and goal with 1:46 to play secured the Ravens' win, despite the volcanic protestations of coach Jim Harbaugh, who simply couldn't believe Smith wasn't flagged. To this day, Niners ...

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