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Ray Lewis won his first Super Bowl and only Super Bowl 11 years ago. The Ravens won their Super Bowl with one of the most dominant defenses of all-time. That 2000 Ravens squad is 1A with the 85 Bears. They hold the record for fewest points allowed in the regular season, and did not allow a 100 yard rusher. The Ravens would defeat the New York Giants, who had one of the better offenses in the NFL at the time, and was coming off a 41-0 win in the NFC Championship Game. Kerry Collins thew for 5 TDs against the Vikings, but would turn-it-over 5 times in the Super Bowl. The Ravens have not returned to the Super Bowl since then, though their defense has remained near the top ever since. Lewis is the only remaining member of that historic defensive team.
One year later, Tom Brady led the Patriots in one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history. But, like the Ravens, the Patriots relied heavily on a strong defense that managed to shutdown one of the most prolific offenses in N...
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Following the Baltimore Ravens’ 23-20 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, middle linebacker Ray Lewis shot down any notion that he will retire. Lewis, 36, said he will return to the Ravens next season, which will be his 17th in the NFL. The 13-time Pro Bowler is [...]
This is one of the best post game conferences I have ever seen following such a devastating and disappointing loss. Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens address the media in the locker room following the Ravens losing a heart breaker to The Patriots. Ray kept it classy and addressed the media’s questions on Billy Cundiff and you couldn’t draw up a better answer from your...
You win as a team and you lose as a team. As expected, that was the message from the Ravens locker room after their devastating AFC Championship loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Billy Cundiff may have missed a chip shot field goal that would have sent the game to overtime, but Lee Evans also failed to secure a potential game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Ravens’...
The average NFL fan is aware of some of the best players in the league, such as Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, and Adrian Peterson. Not all, but some of these better players were greatly successful for only a few years. Injuries, age, and personal setbacks derail the careers of some of football's finest icons. Nevertheless, many of them remain atop the fan pyramid, if only because of...
Reed and Lewis grew up living parallel lives — with hardscrabble childhoods, in stellar careers at the University of Miami, as late first-round draft selections by the Ravens — before uniting in Baltimore in 2002, cornerstones of a snarling defense.
The Patriots are one win from a fifth Super Bowl berth in 11 seasons. Reaching Indianapolis won't be easy as Ray Lewis and the Ravens stand in their way. Follow the AFC Championship here.