Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/4/13

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Ravens 33-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS -- It almost wouldn't have been appropriate for Ray Lewis' storied career to end any other way. With the Baltimore Ravens clinging to a 34-29 lead and 2:39 remaining in Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco 49ers had a first-and-goal at the Ravens' 7-yard line. Baltimore's defense was banged up and clearly winded, having allowed 466 total yards to that point in the game. After San Francisco's LaMichael James rushed for 2 yards on first down, the Ravens received a quick breather with the two-minute warning. Courtesy of tight coverage -- and some questionable play-calling -- 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw three consecutive incomplete passes intended for wide receiver Michael Crabtree. A few minutes later, the Ravens were officially world champions. "How else would the game come down?" Lewis said. "Put us with our backs against the wall, and every man looked at each other and said, 'If they don't get in, we'll win.' "Who else does that but a team that's be...
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